This week David and Marina are joined by Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Dean of Architecture at Woodbury University, to discuss the importance of diversity in design education, why the title of 'Architect' should become more inclusive, her upcoming paper on real estate development as a agent of social good, her experience at Venturi Scott Brown Architects and much more. Enjoy!
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This week we have a ridiculous conversation about politics and voting, running in neighborhoods, drinking an excess of MCT oil instead of eating vegetables, the chaos of Apple stores and how technology has impacted photography, artifacts and how we identify ourselves. Enjoy!
This week we are joined by Marc J. Neveu, Architecture Program Head at Arizona State University and Executive Editor of the Journal of Architectural Education to discuss how architectural education can be improved, the role of the JAE today, timeless versus timely architecture, his journey to becoming a teacher, moving states and more. Enjoy!
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This week we are joined by Lionsgate Financial Analyst, Ling Li to take a break from design and discuss all things movie-related: how actors are paid, weird interviews, embarrassing work stories, critiques of SNL, Ariana Grande, Bojack Horseman, Archer, Christopher Nolan and more. Enjoy!
This week we are joined by Architect Elise McCurley to discuss how equality and fair treatment of minorities and females can be achieved in architecture, what women and minorities can do in their offices to better ensure they receive opportunities deserved, 3d-printing, designing schools, the homeless problems of Los Angeles and SoCal culture. Elise is a Senior Job Captain at NAC Architecture. Enjoy!
This week David and Marina question if building / fabricating / construction experience is necessary to do good design, using SawStops and dado blades sets, Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper movie, poodles in the wind, how chickens are made and being vegan (we are not vegan) and more. Enjoy!
This week we are joined by Nicholas Stanos, Architect and Vice President of Fine Arts of the Ecoles d'Art Americaines de Fontainebleau (The Fontainebleau School of Music and Architecture in France) to discuss the history of the study abroad program, what makes it unique, what students learn during their four weeks, what it was like for David and Nicholas who attended the school, and studying in the Fontainebleau Chateau and more. Enjoy! Learn more about the program and apply through the link...
This week things get weird as David and Marina talk about millennials vs baby boomers, the challenges of talking with old relatives, why design schools are actually cults, using BIM programs and more. Enjoy!
This week we depart from architecture and are joined by Angel Li, CPO and Partner of Nattitude (Zhiguan), a high performance amino acids personal care brand. Angel shares with us her journey from Southern California to Beijing and now Hong Kong, managing business life with parenting, long-distance relationships, her love for hot Cheetos and all things Disney, superheroes and more. Enjoy!
This week we are joined by Architect Wid Chapman, Founding Principal of Wid Chapman Architects, Interior Design & Architecture teacher and Former Chair of the Interior Design Department at Parsons, The New School for Design. We discuss the differences between interior design and architecture (are there any?), teaching philosophies and pedagogies, strategies for learning design and how education has changed with recent technological advancements.
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This week David and Marina discuss Elon Musk's interview on the Joe Rogan Podcast, the death of architecture, augmented realities, owners of big trucks, engineering and design, visiting the DMV, gruff waiters and more. Enjoy!
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This week David and Marina are joined by Karen Kubey, urbanist and architectural educator specializing in housing and health, to discuss affordable and public housing, the current volume of Architectural Design (AD), "Housing as Intervention: Architecture towards Social Equity," which she guest-edited and more. Enjoy!
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This week David and Marina discuss Crazy Rich Asians from an Asian perspective, was it that good?, why people have sympathy for the wealthy, montages that last way too long, why the land planning of Downtown Disney doesn't work, Disneyland as an architectural experience, yummy Italian food and Californians who drift when they walk. Enjoy!
This week David and Marina are joined by Sharon Zukin, Professor of Sociology at Brooklyn College & the CUNY Graduate Center and the author of numerous books on modern urban life. The three discuss her upcoming book on the tech industry's impact on cities, the commodification of modern life, what makes a place authentic?, the pros and cons of privately managed public spaces, China, gentrification and more. Enjoy!
This week David and Marina discuss the culture shock of moving to California, learning to drive, why environmental changes aren't taken seriously, the different egos in NYC and SoCal, the new weird trend of fake freckles, self-centered minorities and more!!
This week Wendy W Fok, Architect & Founder of design firm, WE-DESIGNS joins us to discuss Hong Kong, her love/hate relationship with school, Princeton, Harvard, Bartlett, academia vs practice, working at Ralph Lauren, a bizarre Black Mirror-esque restaurant, technology's impact on social estrangement, a new real estate company that promotes local community and more!
This week David and Marina discuss that weird short film before the Incredibles 2, farting in theaters, actors who portray cgi characters, karaoke in k-town, "craft" in design & music, why the "sock shoe" approach to design and minimalism today is just lazy design!
This week we are joined by Alexia Beghi, Senior Architectural Designer at Gensler to discuss visiting Chicago, traveling on the east coast, white rice meals in Las Vegas, imagining attacks in NYC, wild dreams on Zyrtec, honeymooning in France, onomatopoetic Yiddish, diets, what it's like to work at Gensler (2:25:50), designing retail stores in on 5th Avenue, Ballet & Architecture and more!
This week David and Marina talk bizarre bathroom behaviors, visiting the Hearst Tower in NYC, snobs in elevators, why Instagram's new office design is terrible, curiosity in conversations, hosting interviews, why architects are censored and more!
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This week we are joined by David Basulto - Founder, CEO and Editor-In-Chief of ArchDaily, The World's Most Visited Architecture Website - to discuss how news & design media impacts architecture, the team behind ArchDaily, why ArchDaily matters, current design styles & trends, globalization, the diminishing desirability of star-chitects, urban planning, data-driven designs and more!