✱ On the Other End of the Microphone by Evan Troxel

I've been sharing on a couple of other podcasts lately. 

First, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Enoch Sears who is an architect and the publisher and founder of the Business of Architecture website and podcast. We talked about the Archispeak podcast, ARE Hacks, and lots of other fun stuff. It comes in two parts, and you can listen to them or view them here:

Part 1 - Behind the Scenes of the Archispeak Podcast: Intervew with Evan Troxel
Part 2 - Passing the Architect Registration Exam: ARE Hacks with Evan Troxel

I was also interviewed on the Entrepreneur Architect podcast by Mark LePage where I discussed my origin story, my projects, my day job, and my book. This one was a lot of fun. Mark asks great questions. 

We got into some things my book reveals in a candid conversation:

It’s very easy to schedule a test and show up to take it, but the hard part is to prepare: diet, nutrition, how to deal with distractions, learning to study, choosing to study with others or without, how to study around your family, etc. It’s less about hacking the ARE and more hacking your life.

Listen to episode 135 of the EntreArchitect Podcast here.

ARE Hacks on the EntreArchitect Podcast by Evan Troxel

I had the pleasure of being on Mark R. LePage's EntreArchitect Podcast to talk about my book ARE Hacks, my origin story, and many other things. Mark is so great to talk to, and I truly appreciate his hospitality and thank him for allowing me to talk to him and his listeners. As usual, Mark was a class-act (and his show notes are amazing).

There was a good discussion about the book itself, why I wrote it, and why hacking your life (and the ARE) to become an architect is worth it. 

You can listen here.


Archispeak named one of the 8 best architecture podcasts by NCARB by Evan Troxel

File this one under something I never thought would happen: NCARB put up a blog post listing their 8 best podcasts for architects. Archispeak made it! We're humbled to be on a list with such great friends and people who genuinely care about making the profession a better place. I'd add Enoch Sears' Business of Architecture podcast to the list as well.

Link: So You Wanna Call Yourself an Architect? by Evan Troxel

I was honored to be a guest panelist on David Doucette's ARE Podcast and the topic of discussion was, once again, centered around the use of the word "Architect" (of which I am legally not, but if you work in the software industry go ahead and feel free to use it) as an official title. Fine by me.

Click here to listen and/or watch the video.

The use of the term “Architect” has garnered a lot of attention lately. Some say it’s misused, others say Architects are too protective of the term and should focus on issues that matter.

The show description:

The panel includes Stephen Hopkins, a recovering Architect, Brandon Kent, a designer in San Francisco, Evan Troxel, host of Archispeak Podcast, and our own Eric Corey Freed. We discuss Stephen and Brandon’s article called “Daniel Libeskind is No Architect.” We also discuss the legalities of practicing architecture and the perception of the word Architect in global marketplace.

We also discussed this very topic on Archispeak in Episode 21, and Jared Banks has a great article that came out on his blog just this week discussing the very same thing. I guess it's just that time of year.

Also, for those of you who really want to become architects, I highly recommend David's materials over at Architect Exam Prep.

*Remind me that I need a new background. Geez.

Architecture is Personal by Evan Troxel

I loved this quote from Roman Mars on the 99% Invisible Podcast, #67 - Broken Window 

Architecture is personal. The strangest part of our interaction with the built environment is what can be so evocative and meaningful for you can mean absolutely nothing to someone else.

If you have 11 minutes, give this podcast a listen. It's very worth your time to hear the story of a girl who accidentally broke a window as a kid and grew up harboring the guilt of it because it was never fixed. 

Melissa would have probably forgotten about the incident had it not been for one inexplicable thing: the window didn’t get fixed.  Ever.

The illustrations for this episode are great too.