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#60 - Young Architect Michael Riscica on Passing the Architect Registration Exams and Entrepreneurial Advice

6/19/2018
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This week we are joined by the "Young Architect" Michael Riscica! We discuss his crazy path to becoming a licensed architect, strategies for passing the architecture exams, NCARB, the AIA, gender issues in the profession, his entrepreneurial success, him biking across the country three times, selling Barbie dolls on amazon and much more! If you are a designer trying to pass your exams definitely check him out. www.youngarchitect.com www.midnightcharette.com

Duration:03:06:10

#59 - Is Design Culture-Specific & Could Corbusier's Ronchamp be Designed in Revit?

6/12/2018
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This week we talk copying and selling designs, the effects of cultural identity on creative work, Korean skin, architecture and music genres and "Could Corbusier's Ronchamp be designed in Revit?" www.midnightcharette.com

Duration:01:49:26

Charette #058

6/5/2018
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This week David Briggs, Architect and Co-Founder of Gowanus By Design joins us to discuss New York City in the 80s, gentrification, urban preservation, the planning challenges of Gowanus (a neighborhood in Brooklyn) and its severely polluted canal, designing better cities, wastewater treatment, painting and more! David is the founding principal of Loci Architecture. www.lociarchitecture.com www.gowanusbydesign.org www.midnightcharette.com

Duration:03:24:23

Charette #057

5/29/2018
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This week we talk French Architecture school, living off of chili with cream cheese, sororities & vomit omelettes, Wakanda salutes, surviving school, cutting off parts of fingers, fitting in with happy people, loogies, blood and more delicious things! www.midnightcharette.com

Duration:01:43:33

Charette #056

5/22/2018
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This week Architect Dong-Ping Wong, Founding Parter of FOOD joins us to discuss architecture design process, running a firm, +POOL (the world's first water-filtering floating pool), design education, rendering styles and much more! Dong-Ping Wong has worked with notable people such as Kanye West, MoMA, Virgil Abloh and more. https://www.pluspool.org/ http://food-newyork.com/ https://www.midnightcharette.com/

Duration:01:56:31

Charette #055

5/15/2018
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This week we discuss the 9/11 development, hurricane Sandy, privatizing public parks, comparing film-making to design, the subway crazy bike lady, FRIENDS and more!

Duration:01:36:26

Charette #054

5/10/2018
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This week we are joined by Franz Hoffman the co-founder of Fontself, a plug-in that enables graphic designer to create custom fonts. We discuss technology's impact on design, why typography matters, the challenges of starting a business, designing for users & clients, the democratization of fonts, architecture and much more! www.fontself.com www.midnightcharette.com

Duration:01:58:39

Charette #053

5/1/2018
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This week we talk "Quiet Clubbing" & "Silent Parties", Coachella outfits, putting cats with check-in baggage, photographing while traveling and the challenges of Podcasting. In hour two we discuss design presentations, reviews, critics and learning design.

Duration:01:47:37

Charette #052

4/24/2018
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This week we are joined by Michael Sorkin to discuss neighborhoods, gentrification, smart cities, city development, teaching design and more! Michael is an architect, educator and writer. He is the founder of Michael Sorkin Studio and Terreform - The Center for Advanced Urban Research, Director of the Masters of Urban Design Program at the City College of New York and has authored numerous books such as '20 Minutes in Manhattan'. www.terreform.info www.sorkinstudio.com...

Duration:01:11:12

Charette #051

4/17/2018
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This week Ben Meade, Design Director at Alloy Development joins us to discuss architecture, his work at Alloy, his crazy move to New York and his winning proposal with design group Maison to revamp Park Avenue in Manhattan as part of the design competition "Beyond The Centerline" hosted by the Fisher Brothers. Check out: www.maison.us.com and the competition finalists at www.fbdesign.com

Duration:02:52:02

Charette #050

4/10/2018
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This week we discuss visiting Japan: tourist traps, why Kyoto wasn't that great, the lamest monkey park ever, staying at a temple with rude monks, eating octopus on a stick and fatty tuna sushi that melts in your mouth!

Duration:01:54:19

Charette #049

4/3/2018
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This week we discuss our trip to Japan! Japan's amazingly clean public transportation systems and sidewalks, butt-cleaning toilets and the best ramen ever.

Duration:01:18:15

Charette #048

3/27/2018
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This week: A survey of Norman Foster’s office shows it pays 10.5% more to its men and there are less women in senior positions (what do general surveys like this actually mean? Should we aim to have equal parts men and women in offices?), a re-useable tampon device, reacting to friends’ babies, the new social media app VERO, Instagram and President Obama’s opinion on why America is so divided.

Duration:01:42:44

Charette #047

3/20/2018
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This week we discuss the accusations of Richard Meier sexually harassing his employees, the future of Meier's office, city design and why Elon Musk’s proposal for underground transportation could ruin our cities.

Duration:01:33:10

Charette #046

3/13/2018
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This week we discuss Chase Bank's plans to demolish it's current headquarters. Located in Midtown Manhattan, 270 Park Avenue will be the tallest building ever demolished. The problem? Preservationists, historians and feminists want it saved! The International Style building was designed by a female Architect and constructed in 1960. Should it be saved?

Duration:01:42:26

Charette #045

2/26/2018
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This week Bruce and Emma discuss Philippe Petit (the man who wire-walked between the WTC twin towers), how the french eat cheese, awkward encounters with former coworkers, shrimp hoarding old people, the fascinating and frightening community of the Hasidic Jews in New York (the Netflix documentary One of Us) and more!

Duration:01:06:41

Charette #044

2/26/2018
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This week Bruce and Emma discuss why Black Panther was great, but not as amazing as everyone says it is, annoying people in theaters, saluting Wakanda Forever, glitter poops, headless people, lost architects often want to teach design... but should they? and more!

Duration:01:17:58

Charette #043 Part 2

2/20/2018
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This week Architectural Designer and Program Director of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying motivated and more! Learn more about APT at www.APTalks.org

Duration:01:16:31

Charette #043 Part 1

2/19/2018
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This week Architectural Designer and Co-Founder of the non-profit Architectural Practice Talks organization Nicky Chang joins Bruce and Emma to discuss her new position as the Head of Design & Strategy at a restaurant startup in NYC, running a non-profit for young designers, the benefits of doing a master's degree, quitting jobs, staying motivated and more! Learn more about APT at www.APTalks.org

Duration:01:27:55

Charette #042

2/12/2018
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This week Bruce and Emma discuss the new 'hotel' business "Roam Innovative Workplace", traveling as a "local", almost dying in a dessert canyon, bad neighborhood aesthetics, why architecture is important and ineffective, and more!

Duration:01:35:12