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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S04 Episode 11: Natalie Alavi SAVE
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S04 Episode 11: Natalie Alavi

President of NBA Engineering, Inc

In this episode, Tom talks to Natalie Alavi, President of NBA Engineering, Inc. NBA Engineering Inc provides mechanical and electrical engineering design and construction management services. They have offices in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles, with LEED-acc... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 10: Kimberly Dowdell and Bryan Hudson SAVE
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S04 Episode 10: Kimberly Dowde...

President and Executive Officer of the National...

This week, Tom is joined by Kimberly Dowdell and Bryan Hudson. Kimberly is President of NOMA, the National Organization of Minority Architects. Bryan is Executive Officer and 2017-2018 President of the National Organization of Minority Architects READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 9: Rick Bonilla SAVE
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S04 Episode 9: Rick Bonilla

Mayor of San Mateo, California

Tom's guest is Rick Bonilla, council member of San Mateo California. Rick served as mayor for San Mateo in 2018. He was appointed to the city council in January 2015 and elected in November 2015 to a two-year term. He has always served as chair of San Mateo's plannin... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 8: Bruce Burgess SAVE
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S04 Episode 8: Bruce Burgess

President of Mull-It-Over Products

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Bruce Burgess, who is the President of Mull-It-Over Products. Mull-It-Over produces mullion caps that eliminate sound transmission and prevent fire spreading through curtainwall mullions in glass buildings READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 7: Kirsten Ritchie SAVE
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S04 Episode 7: Kirsten Ritchie

Director of Sustainability at Gensler

Tom speaks with Kirsten Ritchie, who is a professional engineer, Principal and Director of Sustainable Design at Gensler. Kirsten serves as Gensler's leading sustainability ambassadors, championing healthful and forward-thinking design solutions and leading public di... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 6: Tom Price SAVE
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S04 Episode 6: Tom Price

Director of Engineering and Design of Titanic De...

Tom is joined by Tom Price, who is the Director of Engineering and Design of Titanic Design. Titanic Design is an on-demand 3D printing service that specializes in large scale designs. They provide fast and high-quality 3D prints to industries across the world READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 5: Charles Cunniffe SAVE
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S04 Episode 5: Charles Cunniff...

Principal of Charles Cunniffe Architects

In this episode, Tom talks to Charles Cunniffe, who is the principal of Charles Cunniffe Architects. Charles is a leader in the architectural profession in quality design; championing and reinforcing community goals of thoughtful community growth, educational opportu... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 4: Darryl Cobbin SAVE
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S04 Episode 4: Darryl Cobbin

CEO and Managing Partner of Brand Positioning Do...

Tom is joined by Darryl Cobbin, who is the CEO and Managing Partner of Brand Positioning Doctors. Brand Positioning Doctors is a specialised brand building and brand positioning firm that focuses exclusively on developing a laser sharp Brand Architecture and Positi... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 3: David Sands SAVE
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S04 Episode 3: David Sands

Architect and Co-founder of Bamboo Living

Tom's guest this week is David Sands, architect and co-founder of Bamboo Living READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 2: Erla Dogg and Tryggvi SAVE
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S04 Episode 2: Erla Dogg and T...

Principals of Minarc

Tom is joined by Erla Dögg and Tryggvi, who are the principals of Minarc, located in Santa Monica, California. Minarc is an award-winning design studio, recognised internationally for its unique approach embracing contemporary design and employing innovative materia... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 1: Thomas Kosbau SAVE
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S04 Episode 1: Thomas Kosbau

Founder and Principal Architect of ORE Design +...

In this episode, Tom speaks to Thomas Kosbau, who is the founder and principal architect of ORE Design Technology. The Brooklyn based firm combines architecture with visionary interdisciplinary eco design projects, based on biomimetics where biological systems serve... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 43: You You Xue SAVE
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S03 Episode 43: You You Xue

Candidate for Millbrae City Council and Restaura...

In this episode, Tom speaks with You You Xue, candidate for Millbrae City Council and owner of the Michelin-rated restaurant Wonderful in Millbrae, California. He is also a member of the Tesla 3 Club READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 42: Ana Williamson SAVE
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S03 Episode 42: Ana Williamson

Founder of Ana Williamson Architect

Tom is joined by Ana Williamson, who is the founder of Ana Williamson Architect, an award-winning firm focused on design-driven projects, primarily in the residential market. At AWA, each project is client and site-specific with an emphasis on space, form and natura... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 41: Doug Wittnebel SAVE
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S03 Episode 41: Doug Wittnebel

Design Director at Gensler

Tom speaks with Doug Wittnebel, who is a Design Director in Gensler's Oakland office. Doug leads the project vision for his team to deliver world-class workplace design for technology, energy and financial firm clients. He is also President for the Northern Californi... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 40: Ian Bain SAVE
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S03 Episode 40: Ian Bain

Redwood City Mayor

In this episode, Tom is joined by Ian Bain, who is currently serving as Mayor of Redwood City, California. Ian has served on the City Council since 2003 in addition to having served a one year term in 1998 READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 39: Chris Downey SAVE
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S03 Episode 39: Chris Downey

Architect, Planner, Consultant and Founder of Ar...

In this episode, Tom speaks with Chris Downey, who is an architect, planner, consultant and the founder of Architecture for the Blind. Chris lost all sight in 2008 and is recognized for his exemplary leadership and accessible design, as well as creating enriching an... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 38: Charles M. Salter SAVE
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S03 Episode 38: Charles M. Sal...

Professional Engineer and President of Charles M...

Tom is joined by Charles Salter, professional engineer and president of Charles M. Salter & Associates, Inc. Charles applies his expertise in design, construction, business and the law to his practice of acoustical consulting. Currently, he manages over 100 projects... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 37: Jim Zack SAVE
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S03 Episode 37: Jim Zack

Architect and Principal at Zack | de Vito Archit...

Tom talks to Jim Zack, Architect and Principal at Zack | de Vito Architecture Construction. Zack | de Vito Architecture Construction is a multi-disciplinarian design office and architect-led construction company providing architecture, interior design and constructio... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 36: Michael Osman SAVE
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S03 Episode 36: Michael Osman

Assistant Professor at UCLA

In this episode, Tom Dioro talks to Michael Osman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA. Michael is also an author in Governing by Design: Architecture, Economy, and Politics in the Twentieth Century, as well as a founding me... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 35: Jason Doctor SAVE
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S03 Episode 35: Jason Doctor

Founder and President of Shine On LED

Tom is joined by Jason Doctor, who is the founder and president of Shine On LED. Shine On LED is located in a 3,000-square-foot commercial space in San Francisco, California, and creates custom LED lighting fixtures for discerning clients and produces lighting so... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 34: Scott Reynolds SAVE
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S03 Episode 34: Scott Reynolds

Co-Founder of UpCodes

This episode features guest Scott Reynolds, co-founder of UpCodes. By automating code compliance, UpCodes AI is the spell check for buildings. UpCodes helps the AEC industry deliver code-compliant buildings and provides tools to manage building codes, avoid project d... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 33: Peter Shallard SAVE
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S03 Episode 33: Peter Shallard

Founder and CEO at Commit Action

In this episode, Tom is joined by Peter Shallard, founder and CEO at Commit Action. Commit Action helps business owners outsource their battle for focus and effectiveness. Their Executive Effectiveness Aide service turns entrepreneurs into the highest leverage versio... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 32: Dawn Merkes and David Schnee SAVE
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S03 Episode 32: Dawn Merkes an...

Principals at Group 4

Tom speaks with Dawn Merkes and David Schnee, Principals at Group 4. Dawn is an active proponent of user-based planning and design and David is a recognized leader in the planning and design of innovative, forward-thinking, beautiful community architecture READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 31: Christopher Wasney SAVE
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S03 Episode 31: Christopher Wa...

Principal at CAW Architects

This episode features Christopher Wasney, Principal at CAW Architects. Chris directs the firm's higher education work, including more than 60 projects at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. Santa Cruz.He also relishes the challenges of finding appropriate a... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 30: Lorianna Kastrop SAVE
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Vice President and Controller of The Kastrop Gro...

In this episode, Tom speaks with Lorianna Kastrop who is the Vice President and Controller of The Kastrop Group, Inc. Architects. Lorianna has over 30 years of financial analysis experience and also handles human resources and some marketing for The Kastrop Group, I... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 29: Chris Ridgway SAVE
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S03 Episode 29: Chris Ridgway

Architect and Principal

Tom is joined by Chris Ridgway, who is an architect in Half Moon Bay, California. Chris opened his office in 1984 and has designed well over 250 buildings in the Bay Area READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 28: Saurabh Ladha SAVE
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S03 Episode 28: Saurabh Ladha

CEO and Co-founder of Doxel

This episode, Tom is joined by Saurabh Ladha, who is the CEO and co-founder of Doxel Incorporated. Doxel monitors construction sites using autonomous robots, quantifies progress using deep learning based computer vision and provides managers with actionable insight... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 27: Jeff Hoopes and Eric Foster SAVE
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S03 Episode 27: Jeff Hoopes an...

CEO and President and COO of Swinerton

This episode features Jeff Hoopes, who is the CEO, and Eric Foster, who is the President and COO of Swinerton. Swinerton provides commercial construction and construction management services throughout the United States and is a 100% employee-owned company. What star... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 26: Cesar Pelli SAVE
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S03 Episode 26: Cesar Pelli

Senior Principal of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architect...

In this episode, Tom speaks with Cesar Pelli, who is the Senior Principal at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. In 1977, Mr. Pelli became Dean of the Yale University School of Architecture and also founded Cesar Pelli & Associates. He resigned his post as Dean in 1984 bu... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 25: Mohammed Nuru SAVE
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S03 Episode 25: Mohammed Nuru

Director of Public Works for City of San Francis...

Tom is joined by Mohammed Nuru. Mohammed serves as director of the San Francisco Public Works, where he oversees one of the City's largest and most complex operations with a 1,200-member workforce and a $223 million annual operating budget. The department's active ca... READ MORE >

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