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The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.

The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.
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London, United Kingdom

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The podcast from the London Festival of Architecture Architecture Masters is the new podcast from the LFA which extends this celebration throughout the year. In the podcast we talk to the people behind the buildings: a series of conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights. These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural profession, yet somehow their modest profile often belies the impact they have on the world around us. You might have seen the stunning buildings they create, but what drives the creative genius behind these designers as they balance the difficult and often conflicting demands of running a profitable business with their passion for delivering beautiful, functional and uplifting spaces. Architecture sits at the boundary between the arts and sciences. As architects they are all natural polymaths – their expertise and interests spans engineering to economics, transport to typography. And their work touches every area of how we live today. They’re people buzzing with ideas, energy and a desire to change the world around them. We take architecture as our starting point and let the conversation flow freely from there. This is a programme for those that are interested in the people who are shaping our world.

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Episodes

Steven Charlton – Episode Twenty-One

5/17/2018
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Our guest this week is the designer Steven Charlton. In 2008 – in the midst of the global financial crisis – Steven launched the Middle East office of Pringle Brandon, the architecture and corporate interiors firm founded in London by Chris Brandon and former RIBA President Jack Pringle. Pringle Brandon subsequently merged with America’s third-largest … Continue reading "Steven Charlton – Episode Twenty-One"

Duration:00:52:32

John McAslan – Episode Twenty

4/19/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect John McAslan. John was born Glasgow and later studied architecture at Edinburgh University before following his father to the United States where he worked for architecture firms in Baltimore, Maryland and Cambridge, Massachusetts. He returned to London in 1980 to take up a job at Richard Rogers’ practice. … Continue reading "John McAslan – Episode Twenty"

Duration:00:44:14

Rashid Ali – Episode Nineteen

4/10/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect Rashid Ali. Rashid grew up in Hargeisa in Northern Somalia and then in Manchester in Northern England. He went on to study architecture at Greenwich University and Bartlett School of Architecture, as well as City Design at the LSE. He subsequently worked for Karakusevic Carson Architects – and then at … Continue reading "Rashid Ali – Episode Nineteen"

Duration:00:58:51

Ben Derbyshire – Episode Eighteen

3/22/2018
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Our guest this week is the 76th President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Ben Derbyshire was elected by the Institute’s 44,000 strong membership in August 2016 on a platform calling for change – both in the institute and across the profession. After a year serving as president-elect, he succeeded Jane Duncan as President in … Continue reading "Ben Derbyshire – Episode Eighteen"

Duration:00:55:08

Ken Shuttleworth – Episode Seventeen

3/8/2018
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Our guest this week made a name for himself working under someone else’s name. For nearly 30 years Ken Shuttleworth worked at Foster & Partners where he led on the design and delivery of such acclaimed buildings as the HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, as well as both 30 St Mary’s Axe – better known as … Continue reading "Ken Shuttleworth – Episode Seventeen"

Duration:01:01:08

Christina Seilern – Episode Sixteen

2/23/2018
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Our guest this week has led something of a peripatetic life. Born to an Austrian father and a German mother, Christina Seilern grew up in Switzerland before moving to the United States with the intention of studying biology at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. But she soon dropped biology and switched direction to study architecture at … Continue reading "Christina Seilern – Episode Sixteen"

Duration:01:09:04

Tatiana von Preussen – Episode Fifteen

2/5/2018
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On the programme this week is the architect Tatiana von Preussen. Tatiana originally studied architecture at Cambridge University in the UK. After a year out working for the architecture firm Stanton Williams, she moved to New York to attend Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture to complete her Masters. After graduating in 2007 she stayed … Continue reading "Tatiana von Preussen – Episode Fifteen"

Duration:01:00:30

Annalie Richies – Episode Fourteen

1/22/2018
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On the programme this week is the architect Annalie Richies – one half of the multi-award winning architecture firm Mikhail Riches. The practice, founded by Annalie and her partner David Mikhail – are known for their considerable track record of beautifully considered housing developments. Annalie originally studied architecture at Sheffield University before moving to Paris … Continue reading "Annalie Richies – Episode Fourteen"

Duration:00:56:51

Eric Parry – Episode Thirteen

1/12/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect Eric Parry. Eric was born in Kuwait in 1952 where his father was the country’s Chief Medical Officer, helping establish its health service. When Eric was ten, the family returned to the UK and settled in Liverpool. Eric later studied architecture at Newcastle University in the early 1970s … Continue reading "Eric Parry – Episode Thirteen"

Duration:01:08:29

Patty Hopkins – Episode Twelve

12/12/2017
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On the programme this week is the architect Patty Hopkins. Patty studied architecture at the Architectural Association where she met her future husband Michael Hopkins. After graduating from the AA Patty ran her own practice whilst Michael worked in partnership with Norman Foster. But in 1976 the couple decided to start their own firm together … Continue reading "Patty Hopkins – Episode Twelve"

Duration:00:50:33

Alison Brooks – Episode Eleven

11/20/2017
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On the programme this week is the architect Alison Brooks. Alison was born in Canada and studied architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. As part of Canada’s co-op system, during her studies she alternated between university and practice, gaining experience with many of Canada’s top architecture firms. After university Alison left Canada and moved to … Continue reading "Alison Brooks – Episode Eleven"

Duration:01:03:45

Sadie Morgan – Episode Ten

11/7/2017
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On the programme this week is Sadie Morgan. In 1995, Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan founded the architecture practice dRMM. The practice has had an extraordinary few years, having been shortlisted three times for the prestigious RIBA Stirling prize, in 2010 for Clapham Manor Primary School, 2016 for Trafalgar Place, Elephant and … Continue reading "Sadie Morgan – Episode Ten"

Duration:00:49:36

Roger Madelin – Episode Nine

10/15/2017
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Many architects start their career dreaming of their perfect commission – perhaps the chance of creating an iconic building that defines a city. Few architects though get the opportunity to totally redefine and reshape whole swathes of a city. Our guest this week is not an architect but a developer, having made his name at … Continue reading "Roger Madelin – Episode Nine"

Duration:00:55:00

Kate Goodwin – Episode Eight

10/2/2017
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On the programme this week is Kate Goodwin. Kate studied architecture at the University of Sydney and also as an exchange student at McGill University in Montreal. After finishing University, in 2003 Kate left her native Australia and moved to London. Following a brief stint temping in various roles including at the BBC, she started work as … Continue reading "Kate Goodwin – Episode Eight"

Duration:00:59:56

Hugh Broughton – Episode Seven

9/14/2017
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On the programme this week is Hugh Broughton. Hugh is perhaps best known for his practice’s work designing the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research Station. Its bright red and blue modules set atop large hydraulic stilts loom large over the glistening white Antarctic landscape. The research station’s iconic outline has entered the popular imagination, … Continue reading "Hugh Broughton – Episode Seven"

Duration:01:08:30

Michael Squire – Episode Six

9/4/2017
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On the programme this week is Michael Squire. In 1976 Michael founded his eponymous practice from a basement studio in Pimlico. Over the intervening 41 years the practice has grown at a prodigious rate, now being ranked as the 9th largest architecture firm in the UK, according to the AJ100 rankings. The firm now employs … Continue reading "Michael Squire – Episode Six"

Duration:01:03:04

Chris Dyson – Episode Five

8/8/2017
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On the programme this week is Chris Dyson, principal of Chris Dyson Architects – a multi-award-winning practice, much lauded for their sensitive conservation work on historic buildings in London. In today’s episode we speak about Chris’s passion for drawing and his work for James Stirling. We talk about going to boarding school and walking the … Continue reading "Chris Dyson – Episode Five"

Duration:01:03:37

Mary Duggan – Episode Four

7/26/2017
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On the podcast this week is architect Mary Duggan. In 2004 Mary and her then partner Joe Morris founded Duggan Morris Architects which quickly went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed young practices of the early 2000s. Over the intervening 12 years the practice grew from a team of two – to … Continue reading "Mary Duggan – Episode Four"

Duration:00:54:48

Peter Rees – Episode Three

7/18/2017
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My guest this week is Peter Rees, now Professor of Places and City Planning at The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Before returning to the Bartlett in 2014, Peter was, for nearly 30 years, the Chief Planning Officer in the City of London. Over this time he oversaw the architectural transformation of the … Continue reading "Peter Rees – Episode Three"

Duration:01:00:53

Hazel Rounding – Episode Two

7/4/2017
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On the programme this week is Hazel Rounding, Director at award-winning architectural practice shedkm. In this week’s podcast we ask what it means to have a ‘house style’. We also talk about shedkm’s new style of house. We talk about opportunities in Croydon and regeneration in Liverpool. We ask why colour palettes matter and from … Continue reading "Hazel Rounding – Episode Two"

Duration:00:50:07

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