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Interview with Sarah Lorenzen – XX|LA Episode 006 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

This episode features Sarah Lorenzen, professor and former chair of the architecture department at Cal Poly Pomona, partner at TOLO (formerly Peter Tolkin Architecture), Resident Director at the Neutra VDL House in Silverlake, and recently elected Director to the Board of Directors at AIA|LA. Sarah speaks about her education and background in architecture as an alumnus of Smith College, Atlanta College of Art (BFA), Georgia Tech (M.Arch), and SCI-Arc (M.Arch, MR+D) and took a one-year...

Duration: 00:49:07

Interview with Nina Briggs – XX|LA Episode 005 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

Episode 5 of the XX|LA Architects Podcast features an interview with Nina Briggs, founding principal at THE FABRIC, educator, and creator of a documentary film "Practitioners". "Practitioners" gives us a view into the diverse and extraordinary careers of women in and around the architecture community in Los Angeles, and sheds light onto these women’s undeniable impact upon our community. During this episode, Nina tells us about the film and her goals for the project. She talks about her...

Duration: 00:39:11

Small Business Round Table – XX|LA Episode 004 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

Episode 4 of the XX|LA Architects Podcast features an informal round table discussion on the topic of starting a small architecture business. Architects and entrepreneurs Harper Halprin of HH Design, Luciana Tagliaferri of Tagliaferri Architects, and host Audrey Sato of Sato Architects discuss the ups and downs of starting their own practices, including topics like getting work, how we knew we were ready to go it alone, work/life balance, contracts, and diversification. Connect with us! HH...

Duration: 00:52:55

Interview with Barbara Flammang – XX|LA Episode 003 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

In episode 3 of the XX|LA Architects Podcast, I speak with Barbara Flammang, partner at Killefer Flammang Architects. KFA was named the 2016 AIACC Firm of the Year, an award bestowed in recognition of the firm's humanitarian work and their thriving company culture. Barbara shares her journey starting in 1980 with KFA, and how she and her husband Wade built an award-winning, equitable company that currently employs 66 people in Santa Monica. Barbara speaks about the importance of...

Duration: 00:44:06

Interview with Pooja Bhagat – XX|LA Episode 002 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

In the second episode of the XX|LA Architects Podcast, I speak with Pooja Bhagat, Architect for the City of Santa Monica and Chair of the Women in Architecture (WiA) Committee at AIA|LA. In this episode, Pooja tells us about the upcoming Powerful IV Conference, and how we can encourage equity in the profession. We discuss her interest in place-making, as seen in the Ocean Avenue South and Santa Monica Village projects she worked on at Moore Ruble Yudell. We even get personal speaking about...

Duration: 00:54:12

Interview with Laura O’Neill – XX|LA Episode 001 - XX|LA Architects Podcast

Welcome to the very first episode of the XX|LA Architects Podcast! I am so excited about this interview with Laura O'Neill, Senior Architectural Historian at GPA Consulting and Chair of the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission. In this episode, Laura gives us insight into what it's like to be an architectural historian and public figure, and her strategies for interfacing with clients and the public. In addition, she discusses her management style and ways her company promotes a healthy...

Duration: 00:41:24