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 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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S03 Episode 24: William J. Bates SAVE
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S03 Episode 24: William J. Bat...

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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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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S03 Episode 20: Ellis Schoichet SAVE
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S03 Episode 20: Ellis Schoiche...

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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S03 Episode 19: Gunita Kulikov...

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 SAVE
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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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S03 Episode 16: Stanley Saitow...

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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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 SAVE
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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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S03 Episode 8: Cathleen Curl SAVE
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S03 Episode 8: Cathleen Curl

Construction Attorney

In this episode, Tom sits down with Cathleen Curl, Partner, Manos & Curl LLP. Curl specializes in construction law and litigation and construction defects for commercial, residential, and public projects. Curl has represented general contractors, subcontractors, and... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 7: Russ Naylor SAVE
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S03 Episode 7: Russ Naylor

Founder, NC2 Studio and Owner, BOK Modern

In this episode, Tom is joined by Russ Naylor, AIA and Founding Partner of NC2 Studio and Owner of BŌK Modern. Naylor's work within both companies makes him uniquely aware of the housing and hospitality market places' current design and functionality needs. Naylor d... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 6: Lou Vasquez SAVE
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S03 Episode 6: Lou Vasquez

Principal, BUILD

In this episode, we are joined by Lou Vasquez, Founding Partner and Managing Director of BUILD, a  multifamily residential development firm. BUILD regularly partners with neighborhoods, private capital, and nonprofits to create urban spaces that benefit the communit... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 5: Debbie Millman SAVE
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S03 Episode 5: Debbie Millman

Writer and Designer

In this episode, we welcome Debbie Millman, writer, educator, artist, designer, and host of the popular podcast, Design Matters. Named "one of the most influential designers working today" by Graphic Design USA, Millman discusses her early inspirations, how to design... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 4: Liz Gibbons SAVE
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S03 Episode 4: Liz Gibbons

Mayor, Campbell, California and President, AIA S...

In this episode, Tom welcomes Liz Gibbons, Architect, Mayor of Campbell, California, and President of the American Institute of Architects Silicon Valley. Gibbons discusses her extensive experience working with federal and state legislators to transform her community... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 3: Lewis Butler SAVE
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S03 Episode 3: Lewis Butler

President of Butler Armsden Architects

In this episode, Tom is joined by Lewis Butler, AIA and President of Butler Armsden Architects, an award-winning, high-end residential firm in San Francisco. The firm, which Butler started with his wife in 1985, specializes in new and remodeled homes throughout North... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 2: Tobin Dougherty SAVE
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S03 Episode 2: Tobin Dougherty

Principal and Owner, Tobin Architects

In this episode, Tom sits down with Tobin Dougherty, Principal and Owner of Tobin Architects, the firm which he founded in 1977. Dougherty discusses his approach toward residential and commercial designs and how he brings warmth and a sense of comfort to modernism th... READ MORE >

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S03 Episode 1: David Anson SAVE
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S03 Episode 1: David Anson

Principal, Stonelight Tile

In this episode, we are joined by David Anson, Principal of Stonelight Tile, a handcrafted custom tile design firm established in 1920. Stonelight is unique among competitors as it produces titles from original molds from the time of the company's establishment, refe... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 30: Clarence Mamuyac, Jr. SAVE
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S02 Episode 30: Clarence Mamuy...

President and CEO, ELS Architecture and Urban De...

In this episode, Tom is joined by Clarence Mamuyac, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP BD C, and President/CEO of ELS Architecture & Urban Design. Mamuyac discusses his firm's 45-year mission toward designing public spaces that bring people together. Mamuyac shares how his firm's su... READ MORE >

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S02 Episode 29: Peter Borzak SAVE
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S02 Episode 29: Peter Borzak

CEO and Founder, Pine Tree

In this episode, Tom is joined by Peter Borzak, CEO and Founder of Pine Tree, a leader in the acquisition, development, leasing and management of necessity-based retail properties throughout the United States. Brozak started the firm over 20 years ago and has since o... READ MORE >

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