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 37: Justin Shubow SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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 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

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

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

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 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

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 McCutc...

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

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 SAVE
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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

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

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

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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S04 Episode 23: Gennifer Muño...

Principal of Gen M Architecture

This episode of The Modern Architect features guest Gennifer Muñoz, who is an architect and Principal of Gen M Architecture, a full service architecture and design studio specializing in custom residential and multi-family projects. Gen also teaches interior archi... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 22: Kyle Pickett

Co-founder and COO of Urban Fabrick

Tom talks to Kyle Pickett, who is the Co-founder and COO of Urban Fabrick. Kyle is responsible for the consultancy's West Coast operations. His leadership has established the firm as an influential community partner and reputable for inclusive technical training and... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 21: Richardson Rob...

Principal of Robertson Partners

In this episode of The Modern Architect, Tom is joined by Richardson Robertson III, architect and Principal of Robertson Partners. Rick has executed a host of projects in diverse historic revival styles. Most projects are luxury and range from private estate residen... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 20: Ron Baker

CPA

Tom's guest for this episode is Ron Baker, CPA. Ron is one of the world's leaders in the area of pricing professional services. In addition to his role with Ignition, he is founder of VeraSage Institute, a think tank dedicated to teaching value-based pricing to profe... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 19: Wayne Lee

Mayor of Millbrae, California

Tom speaks with Wayne Lee, Mayor of Millbrae, California. Wayne was on the Millbrae Planning Commission for six years, serving as the Commission's Chair in 2008. Wayne is also an Alternate Representative to the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), a member of... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 18: Francisco Gonz...

Principal of FGP Atelier

Tom is joined by Francisco Gonzalez Pulido (FGP), an international architect based in Chicago where he leads FGP Atelier. FGP leads a team that is currently focused on designing buildings across a range of scales and typologies that contribute to social and economic... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 17: Fernando Fisch...

Founder and CEO of Crystal Lagoons

This episode features guest Fernando Fischmann, who is a scientist, innovator, real estate entrepreneur, as well as the founder and CEO of Crystal Lagoons. These crystal clear lagoons are limitless in size and they're taking the lifestyle of the beach to some of the... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 16: Jorge Braithwa...

Architect

In this episode, Tom talks to architect Jorge Braithwaite from Chile READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 15: Randy Fiser SAVE
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S04 Episode 15: Randy Fiser

CEO of American Society of Interior Designers

Tom speaks with Randy Fiser, who is the CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers. ASID helps spread a mission of 'design impacts life'. As a CEO, Randy leads the society's 25,000 members from commercial and residential sectors across North America READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 14: Rob Anderson SAVE
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S04 Episode 14: Rob Anderson

Architect and President of Field Paoli Architect...

Tom is joined by Rob Anderson, architect and President of Field Paoli Architects. Field Paoli Architects is based in San Francisco and combines its core strengths of retail design, urban design and community design to transform these opportunities into unique projec... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 13: Col. Pete Newe...

CEO of BMNT and Board Director for H4Di

For the 100th episode of The Modern Architect, Tom welcomes retired Colonel Pete Newell. Pete is the CEO of BMNT and Board Director for Hacking4Defense, Inc (H4Di) H4Di is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to enable powerful approaches to stimulating... READ MORE >

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S04 Episode 12: Todd Jersey

Todd Jersey Architecture

This episode features Todd Jersey. Todd Jersey Architecture is one of the nation's leading Sustainable Design firms. Mr. Jersey and his staff have been leaders in the field of earth friendly design since 1989. The mission of the firm is to create projects that optima... READ MORE >

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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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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

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 also served as chair of San Mateo's planning... READ MORE >

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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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