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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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

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

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

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

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

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 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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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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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

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

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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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

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

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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Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

In this episode, Tom speaks with Bill Bates, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects from AIA Pittsburgh and AIA Pennsylvania, elected 2018 first vice president/2019 president-elect. Bill has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011 along with s... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 23: Rosa Sheng

Principal at SmithGroupJJR

In this episode, Tom is joined by Rosa Sheng. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, LEED AP, architect, thought leader, Principal and Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at SmithGroupJJR. She also serves as the AIA San Francisco President 2... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 22: Cliff Chang

Architect and Principal of Chang Architecture

In this episode, Tom talks to Cliff Chang, architect and principal of Chang Architecture. His firm designs for the unique dynamic of Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, collaborating on workable plans for real-world solutions. Whether creating more office space for Syno... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 21: Tom Beischer

Stanford Professor

Tom is joined by Tom Beischer, who currently teaches Architectural History and Theory at Stanford and the California College of the Arts. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Stanford and an MA in Art History from Williams College, as well as a PHD in... READ MORE >

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Principal of EASA Architecture

This episode featured Ellis Schoichet, who is the principal of EASA Architecture. EASA Architecture specializes in providing creative Architectural design services with unwavering attention to detail in design, service, and execution. Tom asks Ellis about his early i... READ MORE >

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Founder and CEO of Vividly

In this episode, Tom is joined by Gunita Kulikovska, who is the founder and CEO of Vividly. Gunita is also an architect, a TedX speaker, as well as a strategic designer and curator of creative ideas and projects. She talks, among other things, about growing up in La... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 18: Rick McPartlin

President of The Revenue Game, LLC

This episode’s guest is Rick McPartlin, who is the President of The Revenue Game, LLC. The Revenue Game is a consulting firm dedicated to fundamentally changing the way to generate sales and revenue. Rick helps develop and deploy revenue strategies predictably to d... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 17: Ron Loyd

National Sales Manager for KMEW

Tom is joined by Ron Loyd, who is the national sales manager for KMEW. KMEW is the manufacturer of CERACLAD, a leading brand of specialised exterior building products for over 30 years in Japan. Ron talks about working for the family business in building products led... READ MORE >

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Principal of Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architec...

In this episode, we are joined by Stanley Saitowitz. His San Francisco based firm, Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc, has been in practice for more than 30 years. They have an impressive collection of completed work including interior design, family homes, la... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 15: Jack Matthews

Principal of John Matthews Architects

Tom is joined by Jack Matthews, principal of John Matthews Architects and former mayor of San Mateo, California. Jack talks about how his love of art and early memories of helping his contractor grandfather inspired him to become an architect. He also talks about wha... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 14: Lara Deam

Founder and CEO of Dwell magazine

Tom is joined by Lara Deam, who is the founder and CEO of Dwell Magazine and Dwell Media. Dwell is a guide for living with good design and focuses on both interior and exterior designs. Lara talks about how she was drawn in by the design world and how she came to set... READ MORE >

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Principal of Geddes Ulinskas Architects

In this episode, we are joined by Geddes Ulinskas, Principal of Geddes Ulinskas Architects, which he established in 2005. He has over 20 years experience in residential and commercial design and lots to share with our listeners. Geddes talks about his early inspira... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 12: Lynn Simon

Senior Vice President of Thornton Tomasetti

Tom is joined by Lynn Simon, who has more than 20 years experience in the green building industry. She is a green building pioneer and a leading authority in the industry and is consulted on hundreds of LEED projects. Lynn talks about what inspired her to become an a... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 11: Peter DeMaria

Architect and Principal of DeMaria Design Associ...

This episode focuses on Peter DeMaria, architect and principal of DeMaria Design Associates, a creative and innovative design firm offering architecture, planning, branding and interior design services. He shares his philosophy on life and design, from how to change... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 10: Jon de la Cruz

Owner/Principal of De La Cruz Interior Architect...

In this episode, we are joined by award-winning interior designer Jon de la Cruz who discusses his methods, challenges, the key to the success of De La Cruz Interior Architecture Design, and how he came to win Kitchen of the Year READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 9: Patrick Laidlaw

Director of Business Development, WAC Lighting

In this episode, we are joined by Patrick Laidlaw, Director of Business Development at WAC Lighting, a technology-driven lighting company that specializes in state of the art LED light engines. Laidlaw discusses WAC's mission toward responsible lighting and where he... READ MORE >

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