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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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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

Orkid Studio – Nairobi

7/16/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to James Mitchell and Carolina Larrazabal from Orkid Studio in Nairobi. This week’s episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of programmes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s LFA. Orkid Studio was founded … Continue reading "Orkid Studio – Nairobi"

Duration:00:51:26

MASS Design Group – Kigali

6/22/2018
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In this week’s episode we speak to Theophile Uwayezu, architect and associate at MASS Design Group in Kigali, Rwanda. This week’s episode was recorded in Kigali as part of a series of episodes we’re bring you from East Africa, exploring identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s LFA. MASS Design Group was … Continue reading "MASS Design Group – Kigali"

Duration:00:39:59

Nairobi Design Week – Nairobi

6/16/2018
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For this week’s episode we talking to Adrian Jankowiak and Julita Bhagat, Co-Directors of Nairobi Design Week – an organisation with a mission close to our own hearts, promoting design – in all its disciplines – to a wide public audience. This episode was recorded in Nairobi, the first in a series of episodes we’re … Continue reading "Nairobi Design Week – Nairobi"

Duration:00:56:54

Association of Ethiopian Architects – Addis Ababa

6/12/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to Meskerem Tamiru, President of the Association of Ethiopian Architects. This episode was recorded in Addis Ababa as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Meskerem studied … Continue reading "Association of Ethiopian Architects – Addis Ababa"

Duration:00:50:50

Cave Bureau – Nairobi

6/8/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to the architects Kabage Karanje and Stella Mutegi, two of the three founding directors of Cave Bureau in Nairobi. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of … Continue reading "Cave Bureau – Nairobi"

Duration:01:07:36

Triad Architects – Nairobi

6/4/2018
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On the programme this week we speak to the architects James Gitoho and Charles Ndungu, directors at the Kenyan architecture firm Triad Architects. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and architecture. Identity is the theme of this year’s London … Continue reading "Triad Architects – Nairobi"

Duration:00:58:09

Architecture & Identity – East Africa Series

5/31/2018
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The LFA is the world’s largest annual architectural festival – running each year from 1st to 30th June – with a programme this year of more than 450 public events run by over 260 organisations and individuals – engaging in one way or another with an audience of over 400,000 people. At its most basic level, the … Continue reading "Architecture & Identity – East Africa Series"

Duration:00:06:13

Jennifer Dixon – Episode Twenty-Two

5/29/2018
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Our guest this week is the architect Jennifer Dixon, Architecture Leader for the global architecture and engineering firm AECOM in the firm’s EMIA region – Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, where she leads a multi-national team of over 500 architects. AECOM provides design, consulting, construction, and management services to a wide range of clients … Continue reading "Jennifer Dixon – Episode Twenty-Two"

Duration:01:00:47

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