Business of Architecture Podcast

de Enoch Bartlett Sears

Business of Architecture Helps Architecture Firms Make More Money So You Can Forget About Paying The Bills and Focus on Creating Great Architecture

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383: Developing Long-Lasting Relationships with Mark Weaver and Darrell Wilson

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking with Mark Weaver and Darrell Wilson of Mark Weaver Associates.

Mark Weaver Associates is a full-service design firm based in Los Angeles that was founded in 1970. Since then, they have built an impressive portfolio of work with residential installations, they worked on private aircraft, yachts, and even private island retreats in a vast array of locations from Los Angeles to New York City to London, and also in Italy.

Mark has been recognized by a breadth of national and international publications and has earned himself a loyal following of clients from around the world. He regularly lectures at UCLA and is a founding member of both the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art.

Darrell is the Principal Designer at Mark Weaver Associates, and they've been working together for the best part of 20 years. His approach to design has been shaped by a wide range of influences from mid-century Italian and French furniture to classical architecture. Darrell's perspective is from very much an architectural background.

In this episode, we discuss how Mark and Darrell create long-lasting client relationships that bring regular projects into their business and that last for decades. We also talk about how to navigate the time-based pricing versus value-based pricing conundrum that many architects and designers face in their businesses. We also look at how to responsibly manage your clients' money within a project.

 

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382: Being a Young Entrepreneur with Ryan Saghian

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This week, I am talking to Los Angeles-based interior designer, Ryan Saghian, who is emerging as one of the most formidable talents, inspiring many young people that they too can follow their dreams.

Ryan is only 28, and even before hitting his 30th birthday, he's overcome many challenges to find international acclaim, become a social media darling, and is now building his product empire.

Ryan has been brought up in LA and founded his interior design firm at the young age of 21. He has since become a go-to designer for discerning clientele and A-list celebrities alike who revere his raw yet refined sensibilities.

Ryan's firm has completed some extraordinary projects, including luxury homes in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, New York City, and a $40 million private residence at the Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos at Costa Palmas, Mexico.

In this interview, we talk a lot about how Ryan has grown the practice, how he's used social media to leverage and win work, how he interviews his clients and has them enrolled into his design vision and methods of working.

 

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381: Lessons on Business Development with Paul Ferro

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm talking to Paul of Form4 Architecture. Paul founded Form4 alongside Robert J. Giannini

In 1998, Robert Giannini was the CEO when the company began, and for more than 21 years, Giannini guided the firm with the co-founders Ferro, John Marx, and James Tefend. Over the pandemic period, Robert retired, and Paul Ferro stepped into the CEO role.

We talked about his previous experience being the Chief Financial and Operating Officer in the company. We talk a bit about his background in how the company was formed. We looked at a number of different things, from pivoting inside of the pandemic to the importance of diversification, project typologies, and how to address stalled projects.

 

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380: What Does it Really Take to Run a Business with Robert Yuen

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I am speaking with Robert Yuen. Robert is the CEO and Co-Founder of Monograph, which is a software company revolutionizing the future in how architectural projects are managed.

Robert used to work as an architectural designer in Chicago. He ultimately ended up settling down in San Francisco where he discovered passion for designing software for the AEC industry.

Robert is a serial entrepreneur, trained architect, and is an active member and avid public speaker within the architecture, design, and engineering industries. His experience in working with some of the industry's most renowned firms and designers include SOM, Holabird & Root, and BluHomes, which led him to discover this void for a simple cloud-based project management application that was tailored to the architectural industry.

As such, Yuen co-founded Monograph alongside his co-founders Alex Dixon and Moe Amaya to help architects and engineers oversee projects in an integrated user-friendly and with an ever evolving interface.

 

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379: Creative Entrepreneurship with Maryline Damour

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, we speak to Maryline Damour, the Co-founder of interior design and construction firm Damour Drake, who has an impressive portfolio of work ranging from Brooklyn lofts to even an 18th-century cathedral in Haiti, which has been damaged in the 2010 earthquake.

Maryline worked for many years in marketing and business development for firms such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, and Accenture.

In this interview, we discuss how she's been growing her firm. We also take a look at her initiative, the Kingston Design Connection, and its showcase project the Kingston Design House, which has brought together a community of fellow designers, makers, artists, and retailers who connect, promote, collaborate and support each other.

The Kingston Design Connection supports local businesses and is rapidly growing along with the annual Showhouse event, which is discussed in detail here.

Maryline shares a lot about her entrepreneurial methodologies and spirits.

Check out Maryline's work with Damour Drake here: http://www.damourdrake.com/

To know more about the Kingston Design Connection visit: https://www.kingstondesignconnection.com/
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378: Making Connections with David Croteau

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking with David Croteau who serves as the President and Principal of Flansburgh Architects.

David has over 35 years of experience managing, planning, and designing projects throughout the U.S. and has worked internationally in over 30 different countries.

David directs efforts to extend Flansburgh's geographic reach and its capacity to deliver contemporary culturally sensitive projects in a wide range of environmental conditions. He also specializes in public, private, and international arts and educational institutions.

For each project, David combines a very strong commitment to sustainability, design, innovation, authenticity, and craft with careful attention to the needs of his clients.

In this interview, I talk with David about his career trajectory, how he became the president and principal of Flansburgh Architects. We talk about how the business has been growing and how they have been extending their reach, how they win work, and how they market themselves.

 

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377: Sustainable growth and Business Longevity with Kyle Webb

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking to Kyle Webb who is the Founder and Principal of KH Webb Architects who are based in Colorado.

Webb Architects was born in 1999 and boasts and an impressive array of innovative designs, many of them getting regional and national recognition. A lot of these projects are in the Town of Vail.

Webb Architects have also worked outside. They've worked in New York, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

In this episode, Kyle discusses how he moved from Pittsburg to Cleveland to become based in Colorado and become one of the premier architecture firms in the state. He talks a lot about working with high-net-worth individuals and also collaborating with other architects.

 

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376: Monuments to Creativity with Eric Clough

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking to Eric Clough who is the founder of Manhattan-based design firm 212box.

Eric was originally from the Midwest and spent his formative years in both Brussels and London. He graduated from Yale in 1999 and founded 212box in late 2000.

212box is actually made up of six companies, which are working in different disciplines and different sectors, and they have an incredible array of different projects.

They worked in retail with people like Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Lego, and Erdos / 1436, and enlisting clients such as the von Furstenberg family and Philip Roth for residential.

In this conversation, Eric goes into a lot of the philosophy and creativity, and how they merged that with the business aspects of 212box.

212box are brilliant narrators and storytellers with one of their projects involving hiding a series of clues and hidden narratives within one of the buildings.


This week, I'm speaking to Eric Clough who is the founder of Manhattan-based design firm 212box.

Eric was originally from the Midwest and spent his formative years in both Brussels and London. He graduated from Yale in 1999 and founded 212box in late 2000.

212box is actually made up of six companies, which are working in different disciplines and different sectors, and they have an incredible array of different projects.

They worked in retail with people like Christian Louboutin, Sergio Rossi, Lego, and Erdos / 1436, and enlisting clients such as the von Furstenberg family and Philip Roth for residential.

In this conversation, Eric goes into a lot of the philosophy and creativity, and how they merged that with the business aspects of 212box.

212box are brilliant narrators and storytellers with one of their projects involving hiding a series of clues and hidden narratives within one of the buildings.


Still here? Eric has a little riddle for you:

If anyone listening knows of a scented tree, which grows in groves of Jacaranda and has the sure-footedness of a springbok, the industriousness of a beaver, and the vision of an eagle, we hope that you will reach out to that tree and try to tell them that weʼd love to meet them.

-If you can solve this riddle, get in touch!

 

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375: Successful and Transformative Design with LuxySpace

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking to Christina Kaz and Lilit Devejian, Founders and Principal Designers of LUXYSPACE, an interior design firm based in California with studios in both Fresno and Beverly Hills.

Christina and Lilit have a fabulous story and a very inspiring relationship. Both are Armenian, both are incredibly stylish, and both are often mistaken as each other's sisters.

The two met whilst working at another firm and very quickly found a kindred spirit in each other. They knew that their own practice was not far away, so they ended up setting up LUXYSPACE.

In this interview, we discuss how that process happened, how they worked effectively, and how they developed relationships with high-net-worth individuals, and how they assess whether a client is the wrong or the right fit.


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374: The Intersection of Economics and Design with Bee Rarewala

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, we are speaking with Bee Rarewala who is the Vice President and Director of Corporate Brand Strategy and Communications at CRTKL.

She recently joined the LA office and she centered her 20-year career around the nexus of design-thinking and business strategy.

She actually holds a degree in Economics and she's not formally trained as an architect, so she brings a very deep insight and specialist way of looking at where the world of design and business intersect, which made this conversation deeply fascinating.

She's the past President of the South California Development Forum, she sits on the USC Architecture Guild Board, and she is currently part of the USC Economics Leadership Council.

Her role at CRTKL means that she represents the brand at a firm-wide level, and she's seeking to align their message and the message of the business with the marketing strategy, the business goals, and the opportunities for shared initiatives.

She's also responsible for the creation of strategic initiatives and bringing those objectives into a meaningful internal and external communications strategy.

 

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373: Slow, Steady, and Deliberate Growth with David Hacin

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I am speaking with David Hacin who is the Founding Principal and Creative Director of Hacin + Associates, an interdisciplinary architecture design firm founded in Boston in 1993. They're currently a 30+person team dedicated to design excellence and client service. David has a plethora of recognition and awards for the studio's broad portfolio of architecture, interior design, graphics and branding.

David studied both at Princeton University and Harvard Graduate School of Design and has served on the Northeastern University School of Architecture Advisory Board and as a guest critic and lecturer at many design schools in the country.

He's also served nearly 20 years as the Mayoral appointee to the Boston Civic Design Commission and the City of Boston's Design Review Panel for public-significant works. In 2010, David was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

In this interview, we get to see some of the insights that David has accrued in his business experience, how he's cultivating culture, how he has never let go of a member of his staff or a member of his team, which was a testament to the deep culture that he has cultivated, and the human-centric philosophy that underpins much of the practice's work and culture.

 

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372: The Architect-Developer Relationship with Geoff Ross

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I am speaking with Geoff Ross.

Geoff is a real estate development executive who has interdisciplinary expertise. He has both been trained as an architect and has worked in several architectural offices in New York City, and then he transitioned into the ownership and development side where he has worked with some of the largest and most active New York City developers.

He's had projects come out of the ground in several US states and has repositioned assets in New York City of over $3 billion.

This was a really fascinating conversation to see behind the scenes of how developers with architects, how they approach and hire architects, what they're looking for, what makes a successful collaboration, mistakes architects often make when they're trying to find work with developers, and how developers can actually take advantage if they're not properly prepared.

We also speculate on the future of real estate in a post-covid world and the numerous business opportunities that may be presenting themselves to architects.

 

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371: Technology as a Competitive Advantage with Boris Rapoport

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking with architecture firm IT Specialist, Boris Rapoport.

Boris has had over 20 years of experience helping architectural design and engineering firms make their business more efficient and profitable with the use of technology.

He is the founder of the IT support firm, ArchIT, who exclusively serves architecture, design, and engineering firms and helps them utilize and protect their businesses using IT, basically operating like an external support IT system.

In this episode, we explore some of the common IT and tech mistakes that architecture firms commonly make, the vulnerabilities that practices and businesses will face to their operational efficiencies, and how to create a powerful IT system to have your business running smoothly.


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370: Looking Over the Horizon with Griff Davenport

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I'm speaking with Griff Davenport, FAIA, who is the DLR Group's Chief Executive Officer.

Griff leads the firm's executive leadership team and collaborates with the senior leadership to craft the firm's business strategy and to progress the evolution of DLR Group design.

He's been instrumental in developing and driving the growth of the group's vertical markets and expanding their geographic footprint both nationally and internationally.

It was a really fascinating conversation to speak with Griff as his entire career, since 1980, has been solely with the DLR Group. He talks about how his career has evolved, his role in business development, in establishing new offices, such as the one in Minneapolis, and how they have grown, and developed, and specialized in various sectors such as education. Of course, we go deep into the importance of culture, mission, vision, and values in a practice and leadership.

 

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369: Hospitality Beyond the Aesthetic with Arnaud Zannier

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, I am speaking with Arnaud Zannier, Founder of Zannier Hotel Group. This is a must-listen for those firms who are interested in working in high-end hospitality.

Arnaud entered into hospitality after a successful career running his own fashion brand.

When building the Zannier Group brand, Arnaud's focus was on creating an alternative luxury experience, which led to developing a series of hotels in extraordinary locations from the French Alps to Cambodia, to the Namibian savanna to, most recently, in Vietnam.

An architecture and interiors design culture has been an instrumental part in how Arnaud has crafted this unique brand experience.

 

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368: Designing an Architecture Practice with Anthony Laney

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week, we're speaking with Anthony Laney, an architect, designer, Co-Founder, and Partner of Laney LA, an architecture firm based in Los Angeles predominantly focused on residential work.

In this conversation, Anthony discusses their marketing strategies and their business approach. He goes into a lot of depth about the core values and beliefs of the firm and why they are so important for everything they do from hiring to growing the business to deciding what kinds of projects they should be taking on.

He also discusses how they have been able to expand in the highly competitive residential marketplace in Los Angeles.

367: Happitecture - Building a Thriving Practice and Community with Michelle Fenton

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today, I'm speaking with Michelle Fenton who runs Khora Architecture, a firm based in Vancouver, Canada.

She also hosts the podcast Happitecture, which aims to explore ideas and discover what it takes to develop resilient, sustainable, thriving, inclusive, and happy communities.

Michelle has always been one of our star fellows in the Architecture Firm Freedom Formula (now SMART Practice Method). When she went through our program a few years ago, she was quick to implement, was having breakthroughs, and was just really creating really amazing things in her practice.

In this episode, we're going to talk a little bit about Michelle's journey as she reflects on the ups and downs and how she laid the foundation for a holistic, powerful practice.

Listen to Michelle's Happitecture Podcast: https://www.happitecture.com/

 

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366: Elevating the Client Experience with Peter Twohy

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Architect Peter Twohy runs residential architecture practice in Baltimore, Maryland.

Over the past 16 years, Peter has gone from designing basements and porches to being recognized as one of Baltimore's premier architects.

Today, Peter shares lessons learned building his firm as well as a powerful strategy he's using to win better clients and earn fees that he deserves for his creative work.

 

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365: Connecting the Architecture Community with Paul Petrunia

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today, I have the honor to speak with Paul Petrunia, founder of Archinect.

Launched in 1997, Archinect.com is the most established online architecture communication and content source for the architecture and design community. Tens of thousands of architects, students, and fans browse the site daily for the latest jobs, news headlines, competition, event listings, featured editorials, and active discussions.

If you're listening to this podcast, my guess is that you're very familiar with Archinect.

We go behind the scenes of Archinect and discover how Paul launched and built Architect over the years to what it is today.

 

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Bonus: 5 Firm Owner Case Studies

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This is a Business of Architecture Bonus Episode.

Hello, and welcome back architect Nation. I’m Enoch Sears and this is the show where you'll discover tips, strategies and secrets for building an architecture practice that lets you do your best work, more often.

Architects and related professionals design our world ...

They make it safe, beautiful and sustainable.

Yet for many, it feels like an uphill battle, and few get the recognition or credit they deserve for their creative work.

Many firm owners become underpaid, glorified administrators, eeking out a living working on projects below their capabilities.

What we’ve found is that architectural ability is just half of the equation, the other half is everything else involved in running a successful practice.

This is because schools don't teach architects how to run a practice.

As a result, society loses out on the creative genius of these professionals who are busy managing cash flow and putting out fires instead of doing their best work.

On this episode, you’ll discover the case studies of 5 practice owners who have structured their practices for creative freedom, fulfillment, and financial reward with the SMART Practice Method.

Business of Architecture has developed and refined the SMART Practice Method over the past decade working with 100+ architecture and design practices.

Recently, we celebrated the graduation of 32 firm owners in our SMART Practice program.

On this episode, you’ll hear 5 of their stories.

And the exciting part is that I want you, podcast faithful listener, to listen to each of these stories, and then cast your vote for which of these 5 practice owners should win the 2021 Business of Architecture Transformation Award.

Listen carefully, and take note on which stories resonate with you, which stories move you.

You need to cast your vote by this Thursday, April 29, 2021. Vote by going to businessofarchitecture.com/transformation

364: Shining a Light on Business Systems with Paul Nulty

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today we speak with architectural lighting designer and founder of Nulty, Paul Nulty.

Nulty was originally in London and is an award-winning lighting design consultancy renowned for delivering immersive lighting projects for huge global brands such as Nike, Samsung, Harrods, Bloomingdale's, and Burberry with an international footprint spanning Europe, the U.S., the Middle East, and North Africa.

Nulty has implemented and sustained a client expansion plan to bolster its global presence and cultivate its client relationships throughout the world.

Paul discusses how, when he first set up the practice, he focused on sales and marketing, and implementing systems and how that has freed him up to do the work that he loves and how he has created a business that is both sustainable, profitable, and impactful.

 

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363: Industrial Design for the Built Environment with Billings Jackson Design

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today we have not one, not two but three directors of Billings Jackson Design, an industrial design firm working at the interface of construction and product manufacturing.

Duncan Jackson is an engineer and a furniture designer by training. He founded Billings Jackson Design in London in 1992 with Eoin Billings to bring industrial and product design expertise to the construction industry.

Eoin Billings, co-founder of Billings Jackson Design, is an industrial designer responsible for the firm’s work in Europe and the Middle East. He specializes in the design of urban elements, building component systems, and lighting products, working to improve the quality of environments at the human scale through thoughtful, functionally effective interventions.

Simon Kristak is the director of Billings Jackson’s New York office and is responsible for the day-to-day management of Billings Jackson’s project engagement across North America. His work mediates architecture and industrial design as a means to reconsider the built environment from the end user’s perspective.

Listen as they share how the business has evolved, how it's growing, and how industrial design sits in and works alongside other disciplines within the construction industry.

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362: Reconciling Business and Design with Brian Wickersham

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today, we're speaking with AUX Architecture founder Brian Wickersham. AUX Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm based in Los Angeles with an eclectic array of different types of project typologies, working in high-end residential, mixed-use, multi-family, and a number of cultural projects as well.

Brian and I discuss how AUX was born out of adversity in the middle of a recession and how he has led the practice forward, taken on all of those challenges, and built a thriving practice in one of the US' biggest metropolitan areas.

 

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361: Building a Bicoastal Business with Andre Herrero

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today, we're speaking with one of the co-founders of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Andre Herrero.

Andre received his architectural training at the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating with a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in Architecture in 2012. He then went to the UK, working for David Chipperfield Architects in London. He then worked for SANAA in Tokyo and SO-IL in New York before co-founding his practice with Adam Charlap Hyman in 2015.

As a principal of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Andre leads a multi-disciplinary practice based both in Los Angeles and New York. They work in various typologies - including buildings, products, set designs, stores, and interiors with the aim to create spaces that become worlds in and of themselves.

In 2018, Andre was ranked among Forbes Magazine's 30 under 30 in their Art and Style category, and in 2020, their firm won the AIA LA Emerging Practice Award.

In this conversation, Andre and I discuss how they have grown their practice, how they have gone to new sectors and opened new product lines, and how they are running a bicoastal firm.

 

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360: Getting Out of Your Own Way with Ray Brown

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Our guest this week is business coach and entrepreneur, Ray Brown.

For about 5 years, Ray has worked at CEO-level across six companies, including overseeing the sale of Scotland's largest watercolor business Premier Water to global food giant Danone in 2005.

In late 2005, after moving to Australia with his family, he was selected to join the international business coaching organization, Shirlaws Group.

As a business coach of a number of different architectural practices based in Melbourne, Ray recognized there's a significant gap in the education provided to architects around running a business. And obviously, as we know, there's a lot of limited literature and resources available to support them in this role.

So Ray co-founded Archibiz, which is designed to help ambitious architects build profitable and sustainable businesses whilst doing great design. And Ray's passion is helping business owners to realize their personal potential and that of their organization.

 

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359: Transparency and Leadership with Christian Giordano

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

This week I’m speaking with Christian Giordano, president and majority shareholder of Mancini Duffy, a technology first design firm based in New York City and New Jersey.

Christian is an innovator, an entrepreneur, a visionary, and a disruptor; he’s the inventor of The Toolbelt LLC, a software suite that allows users to explore and manipulate 3D models collaboratively to explore
and make decisions together. He also the host of the Anti-Architect Podcast.

He has been highlighted as one of Building Design + Construction’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2013. With his leadership of Mancini Duffy, Christian saw a unique opportunity to recalibrate Mancini’s approach — emphasizing technology to transform the way designers across disciplines work. He launched a research & development incubator – dubbed the Design Lab – which brings together designers, technologists, and clients to leverage technologies like Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Drones, Generative Design, and Artificial Intelligence to break barriers limiting design capabilities. What began as an internal incubator, has quickly grown to disrupt the way the design process is facilitated.

In this episode, you will discover
- How Intrapreneurship is cultivated within the firm
- How Christian became president and majority shareholder of a firm that has 100 years of history
- The importance of transparency in developing a powerful business culture

 

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358: Leadership Lessons with Julia Nagele

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

We continue honoring the women in architecture in today’s interview with architect Julia Nagele.

Nagele is making her mark on the Seattle skyline, currently leading the design of her second high-rise tower in the city while working at Hewitt, at which she is a Principal and the Director of Design.

In today’s interview, you’ll discover the skills Julia feels are essential for firm leaders, as well as her approach to winning the right commissions.

 

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357: Leadership in Trying Times with SOM

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today kicks off Women’s History Month here in the United States. Today, I'm joined by three impactful and accomplished women who are making history in their own right here with us today.

Carrie Byles, Xuan Fu, and Laura Ettelman compose the executive committee of Skidmore, Ownings and Merrill, one of the world’s most highly respected and successful architecture firms, otherwise known as SOM.

SOM has completed some of the world’s most legendary buildings, in addition to a plethora of work that spans everything from airports to university campuses.

Notable buildings include the Willis Tower of Chicago (I prefer to use its former name “Sears Tower” for personal reasons) and the Burj Khalifa, currently the world’s tallest building.

Now before we jump into our interview today, here is a bit of background on today’s guests:

In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Laura Ettelman is the managing partner in SOM’s New York Office and oversees the design and planning of a diverse range of projects across the globe. Her work ranges from large-scale master plans to interior design. Among the projects in her portfolio are some of the world’s largest aviation and transportation hubs, new hospitals and research centers for healthcare and science, and campus master planning and design for both higher education and the civic and government sectors.

Partner Carrie Byles is based in SOM’s San Francisco office. She has a strong background in information technology and how it shapes the way we live in and design our buildings.

Xuan Fu is a managing partner with SOM's Chicago office. In 1994, Fu started her SOM career as a technical coordinator before assuming the position of a project manager in 2004. As an expert in the Asian market, she has worked on a range of international projects including master plans, commercial buildings, mixed-use developments, retail, hospitality, and convention and exhibition center projects.

 

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356: Designing Your Brand with Bryon McCartney

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today I speak with Bryon McCartney, a branding and web design expert who helps AEC firms use branding & marketing to increase their visibility & influence so they can attract & win better clients and projects.

In today’s episode, you’ll discover the difference between “brand” and “branding” as well as Bryon’s opinion on what you should be thinking about when you market your firm.

 

Resources:
ARCHMARK website: https://www.archmark.co/
Connect with Bryon on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brilliantbryon/

Sign up for ARCHMARK's
Five Important Takeaways From Studying 550+ Architecture Firm Websites Webinar
happening on February 24th, 2021 at 2PM EST
Register here:
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355: Architect to Builder (Offering Construction Services) with Alex Gore and Lance Cayko

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today I speak with Alex Gore and Lance Cayko of the Colorado architecture firm F9 Productions.

These guys also run a great podcast related to everything about running a firm, search for “Inside the Firm” in your favorite podcasting app.

In this episode, you’ll discover how Al and Lance have added construction services to their business model, by offering to build their clients’ projects.

As a result, they’ve made more money and gotten more financial consistency.

If you want more profit, consistency, and control over your built projects, Lance and Alex have created a step by step roadmap for firm owners to do just that - they just launched an online course walking you through everything you need to know to add construction services to your offerings.

Head over to BusinessofArchitecture.com/builder and use the coupon code “BOA” for 15% off their newly released Architect to Builder course that shows you everything you need to know to go from architect to builder, from pencil to profit.

 

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354: Succeeding at Design with Lee Skolnick

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Our guest today is Lee Skolnick FAIA, who runs an award-winning architecture practice based in New York City.

The firm, Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership is about 30 people strong, and has an accomplished portfolio of museum, cultural and luxury residential projects.

In today’s episode, we discuss how Skolnick has grown the practice to win significant commissions around the world.

 

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353: Entrepreneurship in Architecture with Mark R. LePage

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today, I speak with architect Mark R. LePage, founder of EntreArchitect.

Today we discuss entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to the world of architecture.

We also discuss innovation in business including one trend today that can set you up for success tomorrow.

Check out Mark's work at
EntreArchitect - https://entrearchitect.com/
Gābl Media - https://gablmedia.com/

 

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352: It's About the People with Arturo Chavez

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today I speak with the managing partner of Page’s office based in Houston, Texas.

Page is a multi-disciplinary firm with 9 offices around the world. Previous to his position with Page, he led design teams at CRS and HOK.

Today, Chavez speaks about the key to leadership, working with people, and how to create an organization that performs at its best.

 

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Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast

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351: Business Development Tips with Viviano Villarreal-Buerón

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Today I speak with the former Business Development manager of OMA’s Hong Kong office, Viviano Villarreal-Buerón.

Viviano has since launched his own successful architecture firm, Mass Operations, based in Monterrey, Mexico.

Today we talk about how to get business development done as a busy architect running a small practice.

 

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350: Increasing Your Firm's Visibility with Karl Feldman

por Enoch Bartlett Sears

Hello and welcome back, Architect Nation. I'm Enoch Sears. and this is the show where you'll discover tips, strategies and secrets for building an architecture practice that lets you do your best work, more often.

Today our topic is how to increase your firm's visibility.

My guest is Karl Feldmen of the professional services marketing firm Hinge. Hinge is known for their well-researched and cutting edge industry reports.

In our last episode, you heard Kelly Waffle and Karl interview me for the Visible Expert podcast. Today I interview Karl here on the Business of Architecture podcast.

In today's interview, you'll discover what to consider if you want to heighten your firm's visibility including the first step you should take. You'll learn what your clients really want, and how to be the firm that delivers it to them.

 

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Android Podcast Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/BusinessofArchitecture-podcast

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Download the FREE Architecture Firm Marketing Process Flowchart video here: http://freearchitectgift.com

Come to my next live, in-person event: https://www.businessofarchitecture.com/live

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