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This week, I'm speaking to Peter Farrall and Stephen Brookhouse who are co-authors of "Good Practice Guide: Fees," recently published from the RIBA. Peter Farrall is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool where he is responsible for the Professional Studies as well as being a studio tutor on the BA and MArch courses. Prior to his current …
 
This week, I'm speaking to Matthew Dearlove who is the Head of Design of Greenwich Peninsula at Knight Dragon, the development company. Matthew's career started off as an architect, trained in Cambridge and the Royal College of Art. He's worked internationally. He worked for a brief period at Robert Stern Architects. He was a research associate at …
 
This week, we meet Peter Corbett who is the Co-Founder, along with David Tasker, of Corbett and Tasker, a design-focused structural engineering practice. I actually had the good fortune to work with Peter on a number of projects, and I've always been incredibly impressed with their approach, their creativity, their expertise, and the way that they …
 
This week, I'm talking to Oz Lancaster who's the Founder and Director of Oz Designs, a London-based interior design company. Oz works with an extraordinary array of high-profile clients from royal families to high net worth individuals, and she's got an international portfolio of stunning work. In this interview, Oz and I discuss how she has grown …
 
This week, I'm speaking to Martin King who is an Architect and the Practice Leader of Douglas and King Architects. Douglas and King grew up in Shoreditch in East London, in a time before it was the uber-trendy design fashion capital location of East London. They were actually one of the architects that were responsible for contributing to a lot of …
 
This week, I am talking to Alan Dempsey who is the architect, entrepreneur, and founder of Nex, which is a London-based design studio. Alan has an entrepreneurial past. He has set up and owned several businesses from a young age. He's always had a passion for design and architecture. He's got a deep amount of experience in working on the constructi…
 
This week, we speak with Amos Goldreich of Amos Goldreich Architecture. Amos is a social media wizard who has been incredibly innovative with his usage of social media. His Instagram account goes into a lot of depth and detail about the behind-the-scenes of his practice and how they work, creating a compelling narrative and using the platform in a …
 
This week, we speak with marketing consultant and co-editor at Cambridge Architecture, Susie Lober, as we pick her brains and get some of her 18 years of experience in developing and implementing successful marketing strategies for architects. Since 2014, she's been running LO Marketing, a specialist marketing agency and communication support for a…
 
This week, I am speaking with Herman Morgan who is the founder of M_A/D. Herman began his architectural studies at Southbank(!) in London, completing at Metropolitan University in 2006. He's worked for some great practices like Adjaye Associates, Arup, HOK, Grimshaw. He's done work on the 2012 Olympic Legacy venue and masterplanning for the London …
 
This is a Business of Architecture Bonus Episode. Hello, and welcome back architect Nation. I’m Enoch Sears and this is the show where you'll discover tips, strategies and secrets for building an architecture practice that lets you do your best work, more often. Architects and related professionals design our world ... They make it safe, beautiful …
 
Today I had the opportunity to speak with Thomas Rasche who has a lot of experience working both in the architectural sector and property. He is the author of a number of property books called "They Huffed and They Puffed: Why The Three Little Pigs Chose Their Buildings," "Concepts of Value in Property," and "Strategic Definition: Property Developm…
 
Today's we have the fabulous Polly Bateman. Polly is a performance and mindset coach who specializes in being able to draw out and obliterate your hidden inner blocks and whip you into action towards your highest potential. She has worked with clients from all walks of life from entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, public figures, world-class athlete…
 
This week, I’m speaking to Michelle Lowe, the Founding Director of Redshell Consulting, about the importance of building powerful teams, keeping everybody focused on delivering for the good of the project, and the roles and relationships within the processes of construction. Redshell is a consultancy firm that offers project management, cost manage…
 
This week I’m speaking to property finance specialist Mark Watts of Yumo Finance, about how you can finance your development projects and better understand the financial processes our property developer clients work through. Make specialises in financial advisory, commercial lending and loans, mortgage lending and financial consulting all within th…
 
This week I'm speaking with Darren Bray the founder of Studio B.a.d, at the RIBA (pre lockdown), about the future of the profession, the power of listening and going beyond traditional architectural service propositions. Darren launched his own practice Studio – B.a.d in Hampshire: A thoughtful design studio interested in the social value of how 21…
 
For those of us perhaps suffering from lockdown fatigue - a dose of Faye Kilgour, the 'What If' Coach is just what the doctor ordered. Faye Kilgour is on a mission to support people to go from feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, to feeling inspired and ready to indulge in the ‘what if…’ of life. Faye has experience training educators in coaching sk…
 
This week I sit down with Ewa Lenart and Alex Holton of Purcell, Architects, Masterplanners and Heritage Consultants to speak about the history of Purcell and its exciting plans to move towards an employee owned business. Ewa Lenart is an Architect at Purcell, with over 6 years of experience in practice with predominantly with cultural projects, la…
 
In this week's interview I speak with Douglas Teiger about creating a humanist approach to an architectural practice. With over 38 years in practice, Douglas has a wide range of experience. He started working for other firms after graduating in 1982 which led him to open his own firm in 1989. In 1999, Douglas formed a partnership, Abramson Teiger A…
 
This week I speak with Nigel Husband, Director of Architecture at Z Group, the UK’s first genuine Alternative Business Structure (ABS) regulated by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority), ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales) and RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). Nigel originally took over his father’s practice…
 
In this episode I speak with architect Tik Tok superstar Russell Henderson @Architect Russell about his career working abroad in countries such as Australia, Thailand and Tanzania. Russell graduated from the University of Huddersfield, with BA (Hons) Architecture, Post Grad Diploma Architecture, and then Master of Architecture in 2009 which earned …
 
This week I'm speaking with expert social media practitioner Nigel Reimmer founder of PropertyTent (IG @propertytent) . Nigel is an experienced consultant in both Real Estate and Social Housing sectors with skills in Social Media, Brand Marketing, Lead Generation, Customer Acquisition, Sales and Strategic Planning and in depth knowledge on legislat…
 
2020 has been a bonkers year! The economic impacts of COVID are being felt around the globe. In this episode I sit down with two leading architectural communication experts and ask them 'How can architects get ready for the deepening recession?'. Rob Fiehn has an accomplished career to date, working deep within the architectural industry facilitati…
 
In this episode I speak with Richard John Andrews. Richard is the Owner and Director of Richard John Andrews Ltd. establishing his architecture and design studio in 2017. Richard's design studio came about organically after completing a self-build project of his own home 'the cork house' as well as a design collaboration alongside an internationall…
 
In this week's episode I speak with Timea Kadar, Chief Marketing Officer at Francis Cooper Marketing. Timea has a wealth of experience working with businesses in the AEC industry and understands how architects can market better through content marketing and social media strategies. She has a great expertise in both offline and online marketing tech…
 
What are the common mistakes architects make with their fee proposals? In this episode I sit down with Ian Motley of Blue Turtle Consulting to discuss this and more. Ian is a Design Fee Proposal Expert, Speaker, and Author specialising in design fees, conversion rates and scope creep. He has a background in Project Management working as a Fee Propo…
 
This week I was super excited to sit down with Brian Ringley from Boston Dynamics. Boston Dynamics is a world leader in mobile robots, tackling some of the toughest robotics challenges. Boston Dynamics has an extraordinary and fast-growing technical team of engineers and scientists who seamlessly combine advanced analytical thinking with bold engin…
 
This episode was recorded prior to the current UK Lockdown. This week I am speaking with the inspirational architect and designer Chris Hildrey, founder of Hildrey Studio and Proxy Address. Chris is passionate about creating a built environment that is socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable. He has spoken on television, radio, and in …
 
Continuing the important conversation around money this week with accountant Richard Mahoney. Richard is the managing director of Clarus Knight Accountants. He trained with Wellers and has spent over ten years working in the public practice sector of the accounting industry. He services a wide range of clients across many different industries; howe…
 
"Can I afford my first house?" "I want to change career how much do I need?" "Can we afford to have children?" "When can I retire and how much do I need as an income?" "Can I afford to send my children to private school" "How can I improve the income and capital I receive in retirement?" "What type of protection will provide security for my family …
 
This week we are continuing the conversation around money with Entrepreneur Aja George. Aja spent a decade in the dance industry working with people like Keke Palmer, Omarion, Chris brown, P!nk, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber. He had the opportunity to work on prestigious award shows such as MTV’s VMA’s, Nickelodeon’s TCA’s, the Grammy’s and the Os…
 
In the architectural industry one of the most sensitive topics is the fees architects often receive which can be relatively low when compared to the value that is created through design and the risk that architects carry in delivering services. In this conversation I speak with financial psychologist, Dr Brad Klontz about the psychology behind mone…
 
So just before lockdown in a pre-covid world, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Henry Squire, partner at Squire and Partners in their new home - the Department Store located in Brixton, South London. The building is an extraordinary development led by the practice which revives a local Brixton landmark to create a series of collaborativ…
 
This week I am connecting internationally with Australia based Nikita Morell, who is a copywriter & marketing strategist who specifically helps architects win more of the projects they really want through creating actionable marketing strategies & writing archibabble-free copy. In this episode you will learn - The Mistakes Architects commonly make …
 
Hooray! This was my first face to face interview since March, and what a delight it was to visit the impressive offices of the Thirdway Group, home of Thirdway Architecture, where I had the opportunity to sit down with founder director Petr Esposito. Thirdway Architecture is a traditional architecture practice that forms part of the Thirdway group,…
 
In this episode, we welcome Alexandria Dauley and Sophie Ashby, Founders of United In Design. We talk about the social changes that have happened across the globe this year and how the United In Design charity is going to address issues around diversity in the interior design sector. Key Points From This Episode Introduction to both, Alexandria and…
 
This week I sit down with Nicholas Darby, an architect based in South Africa who has been running his own architectural practice, Imagine Architects, for over 10 years and has now begun an exciting journey merging his traditional practice with developments in artificial intelligence and software architecture. Nicholas worked in corporate practice, …
 
In this episode I'm discussing the business behind landscape architecture with head of global Landscape design at Hassell, Angus Bruce. Based in London and originally from Australia Angus has more than 30 years of experience on award-winning projects across Asia, Australia and Europe, including the transformation of Sydney’s Darling Harbour precinc…
 
"Architecture is utterly about people, and about making life better for people". I recently had the opportunity to sit down and speak with the inspiring Sarah Wigglesworth, founder of Sarah Wigglesworth Architects. Sarah Wigglesworth MBE RDI FRSA RIBA MA Dip Arch is the director of her London-based architectural practice which she founded in 1994. …
 
This is part 2 of my journey to Stroud, Gloucestershire where I was visiting the beautiful studios of the Millar + Howard Workshop. I'm speaking with two good friends and collaborators, Co-founder and Director Tomas Millar and anthropologist Dr. Thomas Yarrow. Tomas trained at the University of Edinburgh and UCL, co-founding the practice in 2007 wi…
 
In this episode I'm in Stroud, Gloucestershire visiting the beautiful studios of the Millar + Howard Workshop. I'm speaking with two good friends and collaborators, Co-founder and Director Tomas Millar and anthropologist Dr. Thomas Yarrow. Tomas trained at the University of Edinburgh and UCL, co-founding the practice in 2007 with fellow Director To…
 
Landmark episode this week as Business of Architecture UK reaches episode 100. Special thank you to everyone who has been listening so far and an enormous thank you to Forza who let us use their beautiful showroom space in Great Portland Street for this episode. To mark the occasion I have an extraordinary guest, Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman of O…
 
In this episode I visited the offices of Weaver to speak with co-founders Greg Keane and Linden Dover. Weaver’s mission is to empower project teams with software that is game-changing, beautiful and time-saving. The weaver.build platform allow architects and building professionals to reliably source and build their project teams. Weaver was founded…
 
During lockdown I had the good fortune to meet once again with Adam Scott who is the founder of experience master planners FREESTATE. In this episode Adam discusses the art of choreographing powerful virtual presentations. Adam is an architect and pioneer in brand experience having worked with some of the world's most innovative brands and city mak…
 
This week I spoke with Sue Austin of Sue Austin Consulting about leadership in an architecture practice and how practice leaders can be planning for re-emergence as lockdown lifts. Sue is has experience of everything from global organisations like Mars and PepsiCo to small-scale businesses going through rapid and disruptive growth curves. Originall…
 
Welcome to part two of my conversation with Danei Cesario, architect and project manager at SOM and founder of WALLEN + daub. Danei is the 333rd black female architect in American history. Hailing from Manchester, England, she became enamored at an early age with New York City’s intricacies + architectural prestige. She is an internationally licens…
 
Welcome to part one of my conversation with Danei Cesario, architect and project manager at SOM and founder of WALLEN + daub. Danei is the 333rd black female architect in American history. Hailing from Manchester, England, she became enamored at an early age with New York City’s intricacies + architectural prestige. She is an internationally licens…
 
An innovative story this week on Business of Architecture UK, as I discuss a piece of software created specifically for architects by architects. briq.works was born from a shared vision to provide architects with an easy to use software tool designed specifically to meet the needs of a project team collaborating on a building design and constructi…
 
This week on BOAUK I speak with Jeff Echols. Jeff is on a mission to change the way you do business by helping you communicate Empathy (not ego) so clients and employees see Value (not commodity). He's the President and Chief Strategy Officer of echoEngagement and the Host of the Build Your Brand podcast. Jeff works with architecture and engineerin…
 
In this week's episode I discuss leadership, living in isolation and raising finance with Mark Wood, an established polar explorer and adventurer who operates within the extremes of our planet. After serving in the British Army and then as a Firefighter in the Fire and Rescue Service Mark went on to train and lead teams for major polar and mountain…
 
This week's podcast is with Bob Borson. Bob is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA’s highest membership honor. In 2009 he was recognised by the American Institute of Architects as “Young Architect of the Year” and received the Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Architecture through the Media from the Texas Society of Arc…
 
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