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Tatiana von Preussen – Episode Fifteen

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"


Annalie Richies – Episode Fourteen

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"


Eric Parry – Episode Thirteen

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"


Patty Hopkins – Episode Twelve

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"


Alison Brooks – Episode Eleven

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"


Sadie Morgan – Episode Ten

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"


Roger Madelin – Episode Nine

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"


Kate Goodwin – Episode Eight

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"


Hugh Broughton – Episode Seven

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"


Michael Squire – Episode Six

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"


Chris Dyson – Episode Five

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"


Mary Duggan – Episode Four

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"


Peter Rees – Episode Three

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"


Hazel Rounding – Episode Two

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"


Peter Murray – Episode One

For this week's episode we speak to acclaimed architectural communicator Peter Murray about his career spent writing and talking about architecture. We discuss the founding of both Blueprint Magazine and the London Festival of Architecture. Peter tells us how architects can be better communicators and how to make sure you get things done. And finally, we find out which architect dressed up as a pantomime cow for a protest and which engineer went a year without speaking.


Pilot Episode – Carl Turner

For the pilot episode we speak to RIBA Manser Medal-winning architect Carl Turner about what it’s like to build, then sell your dream home. We talk about gentrification in Brixton, the threat from Brexit and why architects are always moving offices. From a brutalist carpark in Peckham to temporary buildings in Tokyo, we talk about how long buildings should last and why architects have to take risks to get ahead.


Architecture Masters – Introduction

Architecture Masters is a new podcasts about the people behind the buildings: a series of short conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights.