The Modern Architect

The Modern Architect Radio Show + Podcast
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Tune in Mondays at 10 a.m. on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM in the Bay Area.

Brought to you by Modlar, The Modern Architect radio show + podcast features a new interview every week with renowned architects, influential industry veterans, and thought leaders who are helping shape design.

Hosted by Tom Dioro, architect aficionado and principal of Accurate, the show is broadcast live every week on Stanford University's KZSU and available for streaming on Modlar.

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SEASON 2

S02 Episode 24: Kyle Pickett

Managing Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc.

In this episode, Tom welcomes Kyle Pickett, Managing Principal at Urban Fabrick, Inc. and Executive Director of the William J. Worthen Foundation. Pickett discusses his firm’s adjustment to the untimely passing of Bill Worthen FAIA, LEED Fellow, the cutting-edge sustainability work of Urban Fabrick Inc., and the reposition... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 23: Richard Pollack

Architect and Consultant

In this episode, Tom is joined by Richard Pollack, architect and Principal at Pollack Consulting and founder of Pollack Architecture, which he sold in 2012. Pollack now works as a consultant across the architectural, interiors, engineering, and construction industries and reveals some of his top business planning advice with list... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 22: Terry Beaubois

Architect and Lecturer, Civil and Environmental...

In this episode, Tom is joined by Terry Beaubois, Architect and Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering. Beaubois discusses his advice for budding architects looking to break into the industry and the thrill that is Silicon Valley architecture READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 21: John King

Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle

In this episode, Tom welcomes John King, San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, where he covers architecture, planning, and related issues in the Bay Area. John discusses his work in the field, as well as the latest news surrounding prominent and controversial Bay Area projects.  READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 20: Bill Leddy

Architect and Principal, Leddy Maytum Stacy Arch...

In this episode, we meet with Bill Leddy, Architect and Principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in San Francisco, CA, the 2017 AIA National Firm of the Year winner. Leddy shares his background in the field, how LMSA found its renowned success, and how he is pursuing sustainability in upcoming projects.  READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 19: Steve Blank

Entrepreneur

In this episode, Tom is joined by Steve Blank, a Silicon Valley serial-entrepreneur and academician who is recognized for launching the Lean Startup movement and named one of the Top 10 Influencers in Silicon Valley. Blank discusses his strategies for successful business deals and his interest in the architecture and design indus... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 18: Sam Sinnott

Architect and Principal, Sinnott and Company

In this episode, we meet with Sam Sinnott, Architect and Principal of Sinnott and Company, a full-service design corporation. Sinnott gets to the heart of architecture and interior design, and shares how to look beyond the fashion and glamour of the industry, and into the technical specifications READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 17: Key Anderson

Managing Partner, Niteo Lighting

In this episode, Tom is joined by Key Anderson, Managing Partner at Niteo Lighting, to discuss his experience with lighting and his take on today's advanced technologies. Anderson also shares how his formal education in the field sparked his passion for innovative lighting design and keeps him agile READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 16: Bill Hayward

CEO, Hayward Lumber and Hayward Healthy Home

In this episode, Bill Hayward, CEO of Hayward Lumber and Hayward Healthy Home, sits down with Tom to discuss how his home systems improve the health of inhabitants. Bill also shares how a previous health experience helped him to discover his passion for healthier homes READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 15: Mark Jacobson

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering...

In this episode, Tom sits down with Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and director of the university's Atmosphere and Energy Program. Mark discusses his work to grow the school's large-scale, clean energy solutions READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 14: Curt Cline

Architect and Principal, Modern House Architects

In this episode, Tom is joined by Curt Cline, Architect and Principal of Modern House Architects, the firm which he started. Cline discusses his upcoming projects, passion for modern home design, and how he sources inspiration for a style that continues to evolve READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 13: David Lenox

University Architect and Dr. of Campus Planning,...

In this episode, Tom welcomes David Lenox, University Architect and Dr. of Campus Planning at Stanford University. Tom introduces us to the joys and pressures that come with overseeing the architectural processes for one of the country's most iconic campuses READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 12: Scott Barrington

CEO and Founder, Modlar

In this special episode, Tom is joined by Modlar's CEO, Scott Barrington. Scott shares his background in architecture and how he created a technology company to directly solve his frustration with struggling to find accurate product information READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 11: Bill Van Erp

Senior Associate and Professional Librarian of A...

In this episode, Tom sits down with Bill Van Erp, Senior Associate and Professional Librarian of Architecture Materials and Finishes at Gensler. Bill discusses the changes he has seen in the industry during his 32 years at Gensler, including where he thinks the field is headed READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 10: Michelle Ney

Senior Project Architect, Devcon Construction, I...

In this episode, Tom meets with Michelle Ney, Senior Project Architect at Devcon Construction, Inc., the largest general contractor in Silicon Valley for the majority of the past two decades. Michelle discusses how she retains her world-renowned clients and inspires them to think creatively READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 9: Clark Manus

CEO, Heller Manus Architects

In this episode, Tom welcomes Clark Manus, CEO of Heller Manus Architects and former president of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Clark discusses lessons and insights from 40 years as a practicing architect, including how he became president of the AIA and the unexpected link between psychology and architecture READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 8: Drew Goldman

Senior Lighting Designer and VP, Pure Edge Light...

In this episode, Tom welcomes Drew Goldman, Senior Lighting Designer and VP of Pure Edge Lighting. Drew illuminates the challenges of good lighting and how Pure Edge became the US Dept. of Energy's "Best in Class" for innovative LED lighting READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 7: Aaron Jobson

Partner, Quattrocchi Kwok Architects

In this episode, Tom welcomes Aaron Jobson, a partner of Quattrocchi Kwok architects and board member of the Collaborative for High Performing Schools. Aaron discusses intelligent school design for more productive and inviting classrooms. Aaron introduces to how the school facilities can be crafted to meet the needs and wishes of... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 6: Denis Mulligan

CEO, Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportat...

In this episode, Tom welcomes Denis Mulligan, CEO of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District. Denis introduces us to the joys and challenges of running the most famous bridge in the world. He discusses its stoic historic and dynamic future READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 4: Charles Bovet

VP of Operations, BONE Structure

In this episode, Tom welcomes Charles Bovet, VP of Operations at BONE Structure. BONE Structure offers a sustainable, scalable solution to meet California's 2020 Net Zero Energy requirements. Charles Bovet introduces us to the design and deployment of this fascinating new technology READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 3: Wolfgang Wagener

Principal, WOWA West

In this episode, Tom meets with Wolfgang Wagener, principal of WOWA West. Tom learns how WOWA West helps clients define, design, develop, and deliver the highest valued real estate possible. Wolfgang has worked with clients such as Apple to develop innovative and novel campuses READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 2: Edgar Lopez

City architect and deputy director, City of San...

In this episode, Tom welcomes Edgar Lopez, city architect and deputy director for the city of San Francisco. Tom uncovers how Edgar works to make San Francisco one of the most beautiful and sustainable cities in the world READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 1: RMW

RMW President; Sustainability Director, and AIA...

In this special kick off of Season 2, Tom welcomes RMW president - Russ Nichols, sustainability director - Steve Stenton, and AIA 2016 Young Architect Award recipient - Stephanie Silkwood. This fun and engaging conversation covered RMW's current projects, sustainability, design trends and challenges READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 9: Jonathan Sweet

General Practice Attorney

In this episode, Tom explores construction law with Jonathan Sweet. Jonathan Sweet represents small and medium size companies in various civil and design litigations. He introduces us to the fascinating problems faced by a lawyer in the deisgn and construction world READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 8: Guille Castaneda

CEO, Nomos Red Architecture

In this episode, we welcome back Guille Castaneda, CEO of Nomos Red Architecture. Guille introduces Tom to Real Estate Design: improving communities through enhancing building design. Inspired by the modern architecture of London, Nomos Red is bringing affordable, minimalist design to the Bay Area READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 7: David Easton

Founder and President, Rammed Earth Works and Wa...

In this episode, Tom meets with David Easton, Founder and President of Rammed Earth Works and Watershed Materials, the original rammed earth builder in the United States. Tune in to hear an in-depth discussion on rammed earth and how Easton and his firm are using the project in exciting new projects READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 6: Ken Hayes

Architect and Principal, Hayes Group

In this episode, Tom welcomes Ken Hayes, Architect and Principal of the Hayes Group, to discuss his background in the field and his work toward creating diverse design and innovative and practical architectural solutions READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 5: Andrew Young

Architect, Cofounder, and CEO, Young and Borlik...

In this episode, Tom sits down with Andrew Young, Architect, Cofounder, and CEO of Young and Borlik Architects. Young shares tips for creating productive work relationships that lead to the smoothest possible building process READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 4: Juanita Salisbury

Ph.D. and Principal, Juanita Salisbury Landscape...

In this episode, Tom is joined by Juanita Salisbury, Ph.D. and Principal of Juanita Salisbury Landscape Architecture. Salisbury shares the joy of investing in nature and the value landscape architecture brings to homes, communities, and businesses READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 3: Kevin Bagnall

CEO and Founder, K.B. Industries, Inc.

In this episode, Tom sits down with Kevin Bagnell, Chairman, CEO & Founder, K.B. Industries, Inc. (KBI), to discuss his work in creating smarter materials for next-generation infrastructure. Bagnell shares the latest in sustainable product solutions, and where the marketplace is headed READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 2: Iro Armeni

Architect Engineer and Ph.D., Stanford

In this episode, Tom is joined by Iro Armeni, Architect-Engineer and Ph.D. student at Stanford University, who discusses the inefficiencies in architectural workflows. Armeni shares her work within using semantics in building life cycles and functional affordances using RGB and depth data READ MORE >

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S01 Episode 1: Guille Castaneda

CEO, Nomos Red Architecture

In the premier episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Guille Castaneda, CEO of Nomos Red Architecture to discuss how his boutique firm provides specialized work to a small clientele. Castaneda also discusses his mission to provide affordable, minimalist designs to his clients READ MORE >

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