Bob Borson, FAIA | Jun 1, 2021

Critical Skills of an Architect

Architects are expected to have a working mastery of building science and technology, construction techniques, and methodologies, all while bringing everything together in a visually pleasing manner. In Episode 76, we discuss the critical skills of an architect. Thanks to our episode sponsor, BQE CORE ARCHITECT

Bob Borson, FAIA | May 17, 2021

Should Architects Do It All?

Architects come out of school with a ton of knowledge, except most don’t actually know how to be an architect. What does that even mean? That is the focus of Episode 75, where we discuss what it takes to “build an architect.” Thanks to our episode sponsor: The BILCO Company

Bob Borson, FAIA | May 3, 2021

Architectural Memories that Matter

There are a handful of moments in a person’s professional life that really matter, and sometimes we don’t recognize how important those moments are until several years later. I know that I have a specific few that I frequently think back on and recognize them for what they really are. Welcome to Episode 74, “Architectural Memories That Matter.”

Bob Borson, FAIA | Apr 19, 2021

The Pros and Cons of Being Your Own Boss in Architecture

At one time or another, most architects think about opening their own architectural office. There are all sorts of reasons why this makes sense, but it obviously isn’t the right path for everyone. Thanks to our episode sponsor, BQE CORE ARCHITECT.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Apr 5, 2021

Architectural Disconnect

How old were you before you learned that architects exist? Do you remember that class you took in elementary school that talked about architects and architecture? Of course, you don’t, because for 99% of us, that class didn’t exist. Today we are going to be talking about the fantasy of being an architect versus reality. Welcome to Episode 72, “Architectural Disconnect.”

Bob Borson, FAIA | Mar 22, 2021

Architects on the Jobsite

For some architects, being on the jobsite is a vital part of their work process, while for others, they see jobsite visits as a series of obligations fraught with increased liability.

Tori Wickard | Mar 8, 2021

The Dirty Side to Clean Buildings

In this episode, we're talking about Material Health and Transparency as it pertains to the practice of architecture: what it's all about, why it's important, and the architect’s professional obligation related to building products.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Feb 22, 2021

Better Faster Cheaper

We have all heard the phrase “Better, Faster, Cheaper, you can have any 2.” Is it actually true? Yes, of course, it’s true, but we are going to talk about it anyways because this is really a conversation about quantity and quality, which is ultimately a conversation about value. 

Bob Borson, FAIA | Feb 10, 2021

Where is the Finish Line?

Becoming an architect is hard, but we all know that. You go to school for a long time and work and study, but upon graduation you are not an architect. So when does that moment happen? Welcome to Episode 68: “Where is the Finish Line?”

Bob Borson, FAIA | Jan 25, 2021

Life of an Architect: Ask the Show

Should architects date one another? How do you get your first client? What is the greatest challenge you’ve ever faced? All this and more burning questions for Bob Borson, FAIA, and Andrew Hawkins, AIA, on Episode 67 of Life of an Architect! 

Bob Borson, FAIA | Jan 11, 2021

Architects and Sketching

There is a nostalgia associated with sketching in the architecture profession. But is sketching still an integral part of the design process? Sharpen your pencils and pull out your favorite pen, because we are talking about "Architects and Sketching" in Episode 66 of the Life of an Architect podcast.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Dec 20, 2020

The Hypothetical Show

Since this is the final episode of the year AND the 2020 Life of an Architect podcast season, there is no better way to end the year than to dedicate an entire episode to hypothetical questions … so welcome to the Hypothetical Show!

Bob Borson, FAIA | Dec 7, 2020

A Day in the Life of an Architect

Answering the question "What exactly does a typical day in the life of an architect look like?" is nearly impossible. There are certain things that seem to be fairly standard to one of my “typical” days, but if I were to compare a day last week with a day from five years ago, those days would look completely different. How different? That’s exactly what we are discussing on today’s show.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Nov 23, 2020

Holiday Gift Guide for Architects

It’s that gift-giving time of the year, and if you have an architect in your life, you know that getting them the perfect gift is rough, since they are so particular. That’s why we’re here!

Bob Borson, FAIA | Nov 9, 2020

The Evolving Virtual Office

The phrase “virtual office” has a much different ring and connotation to it now than it did just a few months ago. As more and more people work from home what changes will take place within the architectural profession moving forward? Thanks to our episode sponsor: BQE Software

Bob Borson, FAIA | Oct 26, 2020

Architectural Stereotypes

When I say the word “architect” what do you imagine? It seems that most people imagine individuals in black clothing (most likely a turtleneck) and heavy rimmed glasses. We are here to set the record straight. Thanks to our episode sponsor: Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings

Bob Borson, FAIA | Oct 12, 2020

The Perfect Portfolio

At one point or another, every architecture student or graduate has a portfolio of their work that they have agonized over creating. Why are so many of them ineffective? Today we are talking about the “Perfect Portfolio” and what that actually means. Thanks to our episode sponsor: PAC-CLAD by Petersen.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Sep 28, 2020

Architectural Visualization with Alex Hogrefe

Do you have architectural visualization skills? Maybe you’re asking yourself, “What does that even mean?” Well, you are in luck because this episode is dedicated to discussing all things related to architectural visualization and graphics. 

Bob Borson, FAIA | Sep 14, 2020

Talking Shop with Building Science Fight Club

Understanding the physical behavior of the building as a system and how it impacts the energy efficiency, durability, comfort, and indoor air quality is pivotal in the creation of high-performance buildings. What does this actually mean? It means we are talking Building Science Fight Club.

Bob Borson, FAIA | Aug 31, 2020

Renovating your House

Leaving your mark on the place where you live is built into the DNA of most architects and designers. This can manifest itself in many different ways, but for many of us, working on the place where we live is the most obvious choice. 


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