Life of an Architect
By Bob Borson and Andrew Hawkins
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A gifted storyteller communicating the role and value of architecture to a new audience, host Bob Borson uses the experiences acquired over a 25-year career to inform his podcast. It responds to the public's curiosity and common misunderstanding about what architects do and how it is relevant to people's lives, engaging a wide demographic of people in a meaningful way without requiring an understanding of the jargon or knowledge of the history of the profession. With a creative mix of humor and practicality, Borson's stories are informative, engaging, and approachable, using first-person narratives and anecdotes that have introduced transparency into what it really means to be a practicing architect. To learn more about Bob, visit www.lifeofanarchitect.com
||Clean014: Being an Architect is Hell||As an architect, every space I walk in to, I look at … intensely. I scrutinize, evaluate, process, and redesign. - Every. Single. Space.||12/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: What to Get an Architect for Christmas ||For the 9th year in a row, Life of an Architect presents its "What to buy an architect for Christmas" - gift ideas that will please even the most particular and demanding of architects.||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: A Day in the Life of an Architect||What does a day in the Life of an Architect look like? There are a lot of different answers to that question and even if I look at what my day looks like, it has varied over the years as I move through my career and took on different roles and responsi.||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: An Architect’s Salary||So how much money do architects make? They're all rich, right? Well, that's the topic today and we are going to take a look at how best to answer that question.||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: What Makes You a Designer||There are many things I do during a typical day – designing “stuff” is just one very small portion – but I still consider myself a designer more so than a project architect. Since I work at a smallish firm,||10/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: The “Low Cost Modern House”||With their clarity often confused with simplicity, modern houses require a far greater attention to execution and as a result, seem to surprise everyone with how expensive modern houses actually cost.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Top Ten Reasons to be an Architect||If you are interested in becoming an architect, what are the best reasons to pursue your dream? The field of architecture can be extremely rewarding and today we discuss a few of the reasons why.||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: A Survivor’s Guide to Architecture School||Fall is just around the corner and that means it's time for students around the country to return to their desk at architecture school. For most, this time is a mixture of excitement and enthusiasm while for others,||9/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Inside an Architect’s Office||Architectural offices do a lot more than simply provide a space in which the occupants do their job ... they represent the culture of the office and provide a context in which people imagine what they are capable of doing.||8/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Architects and Chefs||In this fifth episode of the Life of an Architect podcast, Landon and I take on the topic of Architects and cooking and how those two things come together in a way that could be unique.||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Architects and Traveling||Architects like to travel, at least that's what all my friends who are architects would like you to believe. While I will agree that this is a true statement, I think it's a fairly generic statement because don't all people like to travel?||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Sketching||Sketching is a hot topic regardless of the people having the discussion, but I have learned over the last nine years of writing this site that sketching is one of the more hotly contested topics. While few architects would dispute the value in sketchi||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: The College Years||The College Years - Life of an Architect podcast episode 0002||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Character Development||Episode 0001 - Character Development||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArchitectural Studio – 4 Questions||Today I answer the 4 most common questions I get asked to answer regarding an architectural degree and studio life in college. The questions probably won't surprise you, but the answers might.||5/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Listen now...thank me someday...maybe?
Bob is a great story teller, I look forward to many countless hours of listening to his life as an architect....plus I’ll always be the first!
Great to work to!
I have been following Bob Borson for a few months now, and I believe he gives great insight on being an Architect
Entertaining and easy to listen to
Really enjoy the blog and it carries through in the podcast. A great, lighthearted, and entertaining podcast for the rest of us architects that touches on all things real about the job.