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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S05 Episode 16: Aaron Merriman
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Douglas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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S05 Episode 4: Lindsay Anyon Brier
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S05 Episode 4: Lindsay Anyon B...

Founder of Anyon Interior Design and Anyon Ateli...

Tom talks to Lindsay Anyon Brier. Lindsay has a truly innate talent for beautifully curating rooms and environments, which is evidenced in her well-appointed San Francisco store and the high-profile homes she has designed. Lindsay is the child of an antique shop owne... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 3: Jason Wolf
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S05 Episode 3: Jason Wolf

Chief Strategy and Information Officer at Veev

For this episode, Tom is joined by Jason Wolf, Chief Strategy and Information Officer at Veev. Jason grew up watching his entrepreneur father start and grow one of Israel's major real estate companies. In 2018 and after 25 years in various high-tech entrepreneur and... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 2: Todd Sherer
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S05 Episode 2: Todd Sherer

CEO and Founder of Fleq

Tom is joined by Todd Sherer, CEO and Founder of Fleq. Fleq believes that a mortgage is a silly way to finance a home purchase and offers a debt-free solution that combines the freedom of renting with the benefits of home ownership and adds new features that are not... READ MORE >

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S05 Episode 1: Susan Jones
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S05 Episode 1: Susan Jones

FAIA and Founder of Atelier Jones

Tom's guest is Susan Jones, FAIA and Founder of Atelier Jones. Susan's firm seeks out sites, buildings and materials with inherent but underutilised value to harvest their embodied energy, their catalytic power for owners and communities, as well as their beauty. Her... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 37: Justin Shubow
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S04 Episode 37: Justin Shubow

President of the National Civic Art Society

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to Justin Shubow, President of the National Civic Art Society, a non-profit organisation head-quartered in Washington, DC READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 36: Douglas Abbey
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S04 Episode 36: Douglas Abbey

Lecturer in Finance at Stanford University

Tom talks to Douglas Abbey, who is a lecturer in Finance at Stanford University, where he works with GSB students to evaluate career opportunities in real estate and to expose them to research and educational opportunities in the field. Douglas is also Chairman of... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 35: Spencer Burleigh and Brian Bakerman
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S04 Episode 35: Spencer Burlei...

Co-Founders of Rent The Backyard

Tom is joined by the co-founders of Rent The Backyard: Spencer Burleigh and Brian Bakerman. Rent The Backyard builds and places studio apartments in homeowner's backyards READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 34: Dean Lewis
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S04 Episode 34: Dean Lewis

Professional Engineer and Senior Project Manager...

This episode of The Modern Architect features guest Dean Lewis, professional engineer and project manager at DCI Engineers. Dean developed unparalleled project experience in prefabrication, modular, and mass timber structures. He quickly grew into a leadership role u... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 33: Inna Braverman
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S04 Episode 33: Inna Braverman

Co-Founder of Eco Wave Power

Tom's guest is Inna Braverman, an Israeli entrepreneur and co-founder of Eco Wave Power, a renewable energy company. Eco Wave Power is an advanced and innovative international wave power developer, headquartered in Israel. The company was established after a period o... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 32: Jay Jeffers
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S04 Episode 32: Jay Jeffers

Interior Designer & Founder of Jay Jeffers Inc

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to Jay Jeffers, an interior designer extraordinaire. Jay is founder of JayJeffers Inc. and author of Collected Cool and Be Bold. He has received numerous honors including being named to Elle Décor's A-list, and his... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 31: Richard Williams and Peter DeMaria
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S04 Episode 31: Richard Willia...

Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures and Pr...

Tom is joined by two guests this episode: Richard Williams - who is the head of History of Art, and Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures in Edinburgh, UK - and Peter DeMaria, architect and Principal of DeMaria Design. Peter has dedicated the last two decades to... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 30: Ed Westbrook
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S04 Episode 30: Ed Westbrook

CEO of QuarryHouse

Tom is joined by Ed Westbrook, who is the CEO of QuarryHouse. Ed founded QuarryHouse two decades ago, translating the ancient craft of stone masonry into a modern vernacular. He and his artisans believe in the art of legacy, combining traditional and innovative ston... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 29: Michael McCutcheon
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Founder of McCutcheon Construction

This episode of The Modern Architect features guest Michael McCutcheon. He is the founder of McCutcheon Construction, which is an employee-owned company. Founded in Berkeley in 1980, it now has a staff of more than 31 experienced and dedicated professionals READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 28: Tyler Pew
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S04 Episode 28: Tyler Pew

Founder and Principal of LMNOP-Design

Tom's guest is Tyler Pew, who is the founder and principal of LMNOP-Design. LMNOP-Design brings the design and fabrication process into one seamless stroke. They specialize in immersive and branded environments, with a focus on commercial, retail, and restaurants.... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 27: David Baker
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S04 Episode 27: David Baker

Principal of David Baker Architects

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom talks to David Baker, Principal of David Baker Architects. David Baker Architects is a progressive architecture firm located in San Francisco and Oakland that creates acclaimed buildings in urban environments. DBA is known... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 26: Andrew Wright
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S04 Episode 26: Andrew Wright

President of Wright Architects

Tom's guest is Andrew Wright, who has been the President of Wright Architects since 1986 in Kingston, New York. Wright Architects specializes in Architecture and Construction Assistance of homes, offices, institutional buildings, sustainable projects and developments... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 25: Morten Jensen
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S04 Episode 25: Morten Jensen

President of JRDV Urban International

Tom is joined by Morten Jensen, Architect and President of JRDV Urban International. JRDV is an innovative practice that combines architectural design, urban planning and development strategy READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 24: Mattia Crespi
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S04 Episode 24: Mattia Crespi

CEO and Founder of Qbit Technologies Inc.

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom speaks to Mattia Crespi, who is the CEO and Founder of Qbit Technologies Inc, a Palo Alto boutique startup, built by Virtual Reality seasoned executives. QBit specializes in the development of virtual, augmented and mixed... READ MORE >

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