The Modern Architect

The Modern Architect Radio Show + Podcast
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Tune in Mondays at 10:00 am and Fridays at 2:00 pm. on KZSU Stanford 90.1 FM in the Bay Area.

Brought to you by Modlar, The Modern Architect radio show + podcast features interviews 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 6 Episode 18: Tom Kundig SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 18: Tom Kundi...

Principal at Olson Kundig

In this episode of The Modern Architect, the featured guest is Tom Kundig, one of the owners and design principals of Olson Kundig. Tom has received some of the world's highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Sm... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 17: George Kelly SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 17: George Ke...

Principal of Kelly Architects

For this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by guest George Kelly, Principal at Kelly Architects, an interior architectural design studio specializing in restaurant, bar and nightclub projects. Founded in 2003, Kelly Architects has been instrumental in t... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 16: Anders Lasater SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 16: Anders La...

Principal Architect of Anders Lasater Architects

The guest for this episode is Anders Lasater, AIA. He is the Principal Architect of Anders Lasater Architects in Laguna Beach, CA. Anders focuses on innovative designs for residential, commercial, restaurant and hotel projects. He is licensed as an architect in Calif... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 15: Casey O'C...

President of Casey O'Callaghan Golf Course Desig...

This episode of The Modern Architect features guest Casey O'Callaghan. He currently serves as President, Chief Executive and Lead Designer of Casey O'Callaghan Golf Course Design, Inc. in Newport Beach, California. The company's focus is new golf course design, mast... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 14: James Bac...

Art Consultant and Curator

The guest for this episode is James Bacchi. He is a prominent Art Consultant, Curator and Collaborator who has and continues to enjoy conducting art business in New York, San Francisco and Palm Springs since 1986. He launched James Bacchi Contemporary, a boutique Ar... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 13: Alvin Huang SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 13: Alvin Hua...

Founder of Synthesis Design + Architecture and A...

For this episode, Tom is joined by Alvin Huang, AIA, NOMA. Alvin is a Los Angeles-based architect with a global profile. He is an award-winning architect, designer, and educator who explores the intersections between technology and culture to produce innovative desig... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 12: Anthony Massaro SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 12: Anthony M...

Architect and Founder of Mars Hill Studio Inc.

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to Anthony Massaro, architect and founder of Mars Hill Studio Inc. Tony's architecture and planning firm is located in Costa Mesa, CA, and specializes in residential, commercial as well as church design. For more inf... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 11: Krista Co...

Founder and CEO of COUPAR

This episode of The Modern Architect features guest Krista Coupar, founder and CEO of San Francisco's COUPAR, the first design industry consultancy firm integrating studio and marketing services. Headquartered in the San Francisco Design Center, Krista has built a mu... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 10: Korin Cra...

Executive Vice President of Griffin Swinerton an...

For this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Korin Crawford. Korin is the executive vice president of Griffin Swinerton and Counselor of Real Estate (CRE). He is an accomplished investment professional and entrepreneurial leader with a nearly 20-year tr... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 9: Boris Mush...

CPA

The guest for this episode is Boris Musheyev. Boris Musheyev, CPA is a tax and accounting firm specializing in tax planning and compliance for self-employed individuals and small businesses. They use proven tax strategies to save their clients tens of thousands of do... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 8: Camille Przewodek SAVE
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Season 6 Episode 8: Camille Pr...

Colorist and Instructor

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to Camille Przewodek. Camille is a plein air artist in the tradition of Monet. Her aim is to capture the light key of nature. In addition to her art training at Wayne State University in Detroit, and earning a BFA in... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 7: Justin Pag...

Owner and Founder of JPW Design Studio

Justin Page Wood. Justin is the owner and founder of JPW Design Studio and began his firm while still studying Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona in Southern California. Since then, his team of 15 designers has designed over 350 custom websites for architecture, design... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 6: John Stana...

Principal and Real Estate Broker

This episode's guest is John Stanaland, principal and real estate broker. John's family history in real estate spans several generations and started in 1919. For more information, you can find him on the web at www.johnstanaland.com READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 5: Nikhil Cho...

CEO and Founder of BeachEdge

Tom's guest is Nikhil Choudhary, CEO and founder of the fastest Inc. Magazine #5000 design company, BeachEdge. BeachEdge is a construction tech startup that is developing vacation homes that are affordable and hassle-free for the modern-day homebuyer. For more inform... READ MORE >

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Architect and Principal of FGP Atelier

For this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Francisco G. Pulido, architect and principal of FGP Atelier. Francisco is a renowned architect noted for his expressive yet rational design approach. You can find him on the web at https://fgp-atelier.com ... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 3: Peter Pres...

CPA, CFP

Peter Prescott, a University of California at Berkeley graduate. Peter was rigorously trained as a CPA at one of the world's premier firms, PricewaterhouseCoopers.  With a Masters Degree in Taxation, Peter combines the rigors of keen expertise in specific tax laws w... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 2: Rick Viczo...

Councilmember City of Dana Point, CA

Welcome to a new episode of The Modern Architect. This week, Tom talks with Rick Viczorek. Rick was first elected to the Dana Point City Council on November 4, 2014 and served as the City's Mayor in 2018. Rick was re-elected to the City Council on November 6, 2018 a... READ MORE >

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Season 6 Episode 1: Richard Pe...

Founder and President of the Architect Marketing...

The Modern Architect is back for Season 6! In our first episode of the season, Tom welcomes Richard Petrie. Richard is the world's leading architect marketing coach. He has a degree in marketing from University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Formerly he was a professi... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 16: Aaron Merriman SAVE
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S05 Episode 16: Aaron Merriman

Principal at Lujan-Merriman Development Group

Tom is joined by Aaron Merriman, who is a principal at Lujan-Merriman Development Group. LMDG employs a simple, yet proven strategy toward property acquisition and management. Their acquisition criteria involves identifying investment opportunities that provide a ba... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 15: Ron Factor

President of Geolam, Inc.

Tom's guest is Ron Factor, president of Geolam, Inc., an importer and distributor of premium hybrid architectural building products from Japan. He was also a partner at Deloitte in Toronto, where he founded and led the international consulting firm's global supply ch... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 14: Lisa Skelly SAVE
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S05 Episode 14: Lisa Skelly

Artist

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to Lisa Skelly. First working with oils and settling on pastels as her favorite medium, Lisa has studied with some of the best Plein Air Artists in the country, including Ken Auster, Debra Huse, Camille Przewodek, Ka... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 13: Jim Killett SAVE
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S05 Episode 13: Jim Killett

Founder of Lahaina Galleries

Tom Dioro is joined by Jim Killet.Jim and Nancy Killett founded Lahaina Galleries in 1976. The best of local and international artists are featured in this 3000 square foot gallery at the Shops of Wailea and in Newport Beach, CA. Customers and visitors marvel at both... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 12: Katia Griggs SAVE
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S05 Episode 12: Katia Griggs

Founder and President of Griggs Systems, INC

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Katia Griggs. She is the founder and president of Griggs Systems, INC. Katia serves as an independent manufacturers' representative for architectural products in California and limited parts of Nevada. Establ... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 11: Christian Doug...

Landscape Designer

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Christian Douglas. Christian is an award-winning landscape designer, licensed contractor and urban farmer. For over 22 years he has created beautiful and productive outdoor spaces. Combining his formal trainin... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 10: Craig Severance SAVE
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S05 Episode 10: Craig Severanc...

Founder of iMod Structures

For this episode, Tom is joined by Craig Severance. Craig is a founder of iMod Structures and has more than 25 years of experience in real estate acquisitions and financing and was an early pioneer in utilizing technology to expedite these processes. He also served... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 9: Branka Knezevic SAVE
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S05 Episode 9: Branka Knezevic

Architect and Founder of Plāna

Tom's guest is Branka Knezevic, architect and founder of Plāna, a Los Angeles based architecture and design studio rooted in design, ecological and social sustainability, and effective project management. Their mission is to create environments that are timeless, in... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 8: Mary Giuseffi SAVE
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S05 Episode 8: Mary Giuseffi

CEO of Luxachrome i

For this episode, Tom is joined by Mary Giuseffi, CEO of Luxachrome i, a commercial luxury paint line, and color services for architectural and trade professionals. Mary is also a former Ford model, personal brand expert, Amazon number 1 best selling author, speaker,... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 7: René Silvin SAVE
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S05 Episode 7: René Silvin

Author, Lecturer and Chairman of the Palm Beach...

Tom Dioro is joined by the dynamic and inspiring René Silvin. René was born in New York, and grew up in Switzerland. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Cornell University, he spent 25 years in the investor-owned hospita... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 6: Ken Lowney SAVE
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S05 Episode 6: Ken Lowney

Architect and Founder of Lowney Architecture

Tom speaks with Ken Lowney, architect and founder of Lowney Architecture. Lowney Architecture is a multidisciplinary practice with its headquarters in Oakland, CA. They are quite engaged with clients and projects in the commercial, civic, academic, and housing secto... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 5: Richard A. Viczorek SAVE
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S05 Episode 5: Richard A. Vicz...

Mayor of Dana Point, California

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Richard A. Viczorek, Mayor of Dana Point, California. Rick was first elected to the Dana Point City Council in 2014 and served as the City's Mayor in 2018. Rick was re-elected to the City Council for a secon... READ MORE >

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