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.

The Modern Architect radio show + podcast features a new interview every week with renowned architects, influential industry veterans, and other thought leaders who are helping shape design as we know it today.

The show is broadcast live every week on Stanford University's KZSU, with podcasts of past episodes available here.

Hosted by Tom Dioro, architect aficionado and principal of Accurate. Enjoyed throughout the Bay Area and beyond with our podcast library.

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SEASON 2

S02 Episode 18: Sam Sinnott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 5: Arthur Gensler

In this special episode, Tom welcomes Arthur Gensler, author of Art's Principles and founder of the Gensler Firm. Art offers lessons and stories from a lifetime of architecture and business. He discusses how he revolutionized interior design and the way an architecture firm runs... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 4: Charles Bovet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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