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Architecture Masters

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The Podcast from the London Festival of Architecture


Keith Bradley & Peter Clegg – Episode 30
Aug 19 • 65 min
On the programme this week we speak to Peter Clegg and Keith Bradley, Partners at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios. In 1978 Peter Clegg and Richard Feilden founded their practice as Feilden Clegg Design in Bath in the west of England. Keith Bradley…
Del Hossain – Episode 29
Jul 24 • 57 min
Our guest this week is the managing director of the architectural recruitment firm Adrem. Del Hossain was born and grew up in Manchester before moving to London to study architecture – first at London South Bank University and then at the Bartlett School…
Kirsten Lees – Episode 28
Feb 28 • 50 min
Our guest this week is the architect Kirsten Lees, Managing Partner at Grimshaw Architects. Kirsten was elected as the London studio’s first female Managing Partner in May 2018. In a somewhat unique arrangement Grimshaw’s Managing Partner is elected by…
Jonathan Darke – Episode 27
Feb 13 • 61 min
Our guest this week is the architect Jonathan Darke. Jonathan was born to British Parents in Pennsylvania in the USA. His father’s work as a Civil Engineer led him and the family to move extensively throughout his childhood, living amongst other places in…
Pooja Agrawal – Episode 26
Jan 18 • 53 min
Our guest this week is the architect Pooja Agrawal. In 2017 Pooja co-founded the social enterprise Public Practice along with Finn Williams. Public Practice places architects and other built environment experts within local authorities on year-long…
Larry Malcic – Episode Twenty-Five
Nov 22, 2018 • 51 min
Our guest this week is the architect Larry Malcic. Larry was born in St Louis in the American mid west. He later went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, being taught for a time by the hugely influential architect Louis Khan. After…
Clare Richards – Episode Twenty-Four
Nov 8, 2018 • 54 min
On the programme this week we speak to the architect Clare Richards. Clare took an unusual route into architecture. Clare started her career as a researcher for BBC television before joining commercial broadcaster TV-am for its launch in 1983. TV-am was…
Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre – Episode Twenty-Three
Oct 26, 2018 • 62 min
On the programme this week we speak to Chris Wilkinson and Jim Eyre, directors of WilkinsonEyre. Chris founded Chris Wilkinson Architects in 1983 with Jim joining the practice – now WilkinsonEyre – in 1987. The practice now employs more than 200 people in…
What’s in a Theme? – Tamsie Thomson
Oct 11, 2018 • 23 min
The London Festival of Architecture is now – by some margin – the world’s largest annual architecture festival – taking place each year throughout the month of June. This year we held over 530 separate events: including talks, architectural installations,…
ASA Studio – Kigali
Aug 28, 2018 • 28 min
On the programme this week we speak to Francesco Stassi and Alice Tasca, principals of Active Social Architecture in Kigali. This week’s programme was recorded in Rwanda as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore…
University of Nairobi – Nairobi
Aug 13, 2018 • 44 min
On the programme this week we speak to Professor Tom Anyamba, Dean of the University of Nairobi’s School of the Built and Environment. This week’s episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to…
Raas Architects – Addis Ababa
Aug 6, 2018 • 51 min
On the programme this week is Rahel Shawl, Founder and Director of Raas Architects, one of the leading architecture practices in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. Rahel originally studied architecture at the Southern Campus of Addis Ababa University. Soon after…
Orkid Studio – Nairobi
Jul 16, 2018 • 51 min
On the programme this week we speak to James Mitchell and Carolina Larrazabal from Orkid Studio in Nairobi. This week’s episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of programmes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and…
MASS Design Group – Kigali
Jun 22, 2018 • 39 min
In this week’s episode we speak to Theophile Uwayezu, architect and associate at MASS Design Group in Kigali, Rwanda. This week’s episode was recorded in Kigali as part of a series of episodes we’re bring you from East Africa, exploring identity and…
Nairobi Design Week – Nairobi
Jun 16, 2018 • 56 min
For this week’s episode we talking to Adrian Jankowiak and Julita Bhagat, Co-Directors of Nairobi Design Week – an organisation with a mission close to our own hearts, promoting design – in all its disciplines – to a wide public audience. This episode was…
Association of Ethiopian Architects – Addis Ababa
Jun 12, 2018 • 50 min
On the programme this week we speak to Meskerem Tamiru, President of the Association of Ethiopian Architects. This episode was recorded in Addis Ababa as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to explore identity and…
Cave Bureau – Nairobi
Jun 8, 2018 • 67 min
On the programme this week we speak to the architects Kabage Karanje and Stella Mutegi, two of the three founding directors of Cave Bureau in Nairobi. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa…
Triad Architects – Nairobi
Jun 4, 2018 • 58 min
On the programme this week we speak to the architects James Gitoho and Charles Ndungu, directors at the Kenyan architecture firm Triad Architects. This episode was recorded in Nairobi as part of a series of episodes we’re bringing you from East Africa to…
Architecture & Identity – East Africa Series
May 31, 2018 • 6 min
The LFA is the world’s largest annual architectural festival – running each year from 1st to 30th June – with a programme this year of more than 450 public events run by over 260 organisations and individuals – engaging in one way or another with an…
Jennifer Dixon – Episode Twenty-Two
May 29, 2018 • 60 min
Our guest this week is the architect Jennifer Dixon, Architecture Leader for the global architecture and engineering firm AECOM in the firm’s EMIA region – Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, where she leads a multi-national team of over 500…
Steven Charlton – Episode Twenty-One
May 17, 2018 • 52 min
Our guest this week is the designer Steven Charlton. In 2008 – in the midst of the global financial crisis – Steven launched the Middle East office of Pringle Brandon, the architecture and corporate interiors firm founded in London by Chris Brandon and…
John McAslan – Episode Twenty
Apr 19, 2018 • 44 min
Our guest this week is the architect John McAslan. John was born Glasgow and later studied architecture at Edinburgh University before following his father to the United States where he worked for architecture firms in Baltimore, Maryland and Cambridge,…
Rashid Ali – Episode Nineteen
Apr 10, 2018 • 58 min
Our guest this week is the architect Rashid Ali. Rashid grew up in Hargeisa in Northern Somalia and then in Manchester in Northern England. He went on to study architecture at Greenwich University and Bartlett School of Architecture, as well as City…
Ben Derbyshire – Episode Eighteen
Mar 22, 2018 • 55 min
Our guest this week is the 76th President of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Ben Derbyshire was elected by the Institute’s 44,000 strong membership in August 2016 on a platform calling for change – both in the institute and across the…
Ken Shuttleworth – Episode Seventeen
Mar 8, 2018 • 61 min
Our guest this week made a name for himself working under someone else’s name. For nearly 30 years Ken Shuttleworth worked at Foster & Partners where he led on the design and delivery of such acclaimed buildings as the HSBC Bank in Hong Kong, as well as…
Christina Seilern – Episode Sixteen
Feb 23, 2018 • 69 min
Our guest this week has led something of a peripatetic life. Born to an Austrian father and a German mother, Christina Seilern grew up in Switzerland before moving to the United States with the intention of studying biology at Wellesley College in…
Tatiana von Preussen – Episode Fifteen
Feb 5, 2018 • 60 min
On the programme this week is the architect Tatiana von Preussen. Tatiana originally studied architecture at Cambridge University in the UK. After a year out working for the architecture firm Stanton Williams, she moved to New York to attend Columbia…
Annalie Riches – Episode Fourteen
Jan 22, 2018 • 56 min
On the programme this week is the architect Annalie Riches – one half of the multi-award winning architecture firm Mikhail Riches. The practice, founded by Annalie and her partner David Mikhail – are known for their considerable track record of…
Eric Parry – Episode Thirteen
Jan 12, 2018 • 68 min
Our guest this week is the architect Eric Parry. Eric was born in Kuwait in 1952 where his father was the country’s Chief Medical Officer, helping establish its health service. When Eric was ten, the family returned to the UK and settled in Liverpool.…
Patty Hopkins – Episode Twelve
Dec 12, 2017 • 50 min
On the programme this week is the architect Patty Hopkins. Patty studied architecture at the Architectural Association where she met her future husband Michael Hopkins. After graduating from the AA Patty ran her own practice whilst Michael worked in…
Alison Brooks – Episode Eleven
Nov 20, 2017 • 63 min
On the programme this week is the architect Alison Brooks. Alison was born in Canada and studied architecture at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. As part of Canada’s co-op system, during her studies she alternated between university and practice,…
Sadie Morgan – Episode Ten
Nov 7, 2017 • 49 min
On the programme this week is Sadie Morgan. In 1995, Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan founded the architecture practice dRMM. The practice has had an extraordinary few years, having been shortlisted three times for the prestigious RIBA…
Roger Madelin – Episode Nine
Oct 15, 2017 • 55 min
Many architects start their career dreaming of their perfect commission – perhaps the chance of creating an iconic building that defines a city. Few architects though get the opportunity to totally redefine and reshape whole swathes of a city. Our guest…
Kate Goodwin – Episode Eight
Oct 2, 2017 • 59 min
On the programme this week is Kate Goodwin. Kate studied architecture at the University of Sydney and also as an exchange student at McGill University in Montreal. After finishing University, in 2003 Kate left her native Australia and moved to London.…
Hugh Broughton – Episode Seven
Sep 14, 2017 • 68 min
On the programme this week is Hugh Broughton. Hugh is perhaps best known for his practice’s work designing the British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI Research Station. Its bright red and blue modules set atop large hydraulic stilts loom large over the…
Michael Squire – Episode Six
Sep 4, 2017 • 63 min
On the programme this week is Michael Squire. In 1976 Michael founded his eponymous practice from a basement studio in Pimlico. Over the intervening 41 years the practice has grown at a prodigious rate, now being ranked as the 9th largest architecture…
Chris Dyson – Episode Five
Aug 8, 2017 • 63 min
On the programme this week is Chris Dyson, principal of Chris Dyson Architects – a multi-award-winning practice, much lauded for their sensitive conservation work on historic buildings in London. In today’s episode we speak about Chris’s passion for…
Mary Duggan – Episode Four
Jul 26, 2017 • 54 min
On the podcast this week is architect Mary Duggan. In 2004 Mary and her then partner Joe Morris founded Duggan Morris Architects which quickly went on to become one of the most critically acclaimed young practices of the early 2000s. Over the intervening…
Peter Rees – Episode Three
Jul 18, 2017 • 60 min
My guest this week is Peter Rees, now Professor of Places and City Planning at The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Before returning to the Bartlett in 2014, Peter was, for nearly 30 years, the Chief Planning Officer in the…
Hazel Rounding – Episode Two
Jul 4, 2017 • 50 min
On the programme this week is Hazel Rounding, Director at award-winning architectural practice shedkm. In this week’s podcast we ask what it means to have a ‘house style’. We also talk about shedkm’s new style of house. We talk about opportunities in…
Peter Murray – Episode One
Jun 26, 2017 • 52 min
For this week’s episode we speak to acclaimed architectural communicator Peter Murray about his career spent writing and talking about architecture. We discuss the founding of both Blueprint Magazine and the London Festival of Architecture. Peter tells us…
Pilot Episode – Carl Turner
Jun 18, 2017 • 43 min
For the pilot episode we speak to RIBA Manser Medal-winning architect Carl Turner about what it’s like to build, then sell your dream home. We talk about gentrification in Brixton, the threat from Brexit and why architects are always moving offices. From…
Architecture Masters – Introduction
Jun 10, 2017 • 1 min
Architecture Masters is a new podcast about the people behind the buildings: a series of short conversations with some of architecture’s leading lights These are the people quietly shaping our cities – all hugely respected within the architectural…