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025: Growing a Practice with Ben Allen

In this week’s episode I speak with Ben Allen, director of Studio Ben Allen, an East London based architectural practice. Prior to setting up on his own Ben worked for 15 years with an array of designers, artists and other creative disciplines, including 10 years working intimately as an architect with Icelandic Danish artist Olafur Eliasson.

In this episode Ben talks about starting his own practice and how he continues to combine art, architecture and design.

Listen to find out:

  • How Ben delivers architecturally ambitious projects with his client’s support
  • Reasons why many architects are under paid
  • The important business lessons that Ben has taken from art world

TODAY’S RESOURCES

Studio Ben Allen

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024: Counter Proposals with Francis Terry pt 2

This week is the second part of my interview with one of the UK’s leading classical architects, Francis Terry. In this part of the interview Francis discusses the processes he uses to win work and how he has refined the structure of his office to ensure he has the right expertise to enable him to deliver his projects. Francis also discusses some of the counter proposals he has been involved in working with the support of local community groups and residents.

In this interview you will learn :

  • The marketing secret Francis uses to win high end clients
  • Why Francis doesn’t hire architects
  • Why Norman Foster would be great classical architect!

TODAY’S RESOURCES

https://ftanda.co.uk

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023: Succession Planning and Family Business with Francis Terry

This week I am speaking with one of the UK’s leading classical architects, Francis Terry. In this interview Francis discusses the moving story of how he parted ways with his father and business partner, Quinlan Terry, to set up his own practice and how both he and his father overcame the obstacles that such a transition posed on both their business and personal lives. Working in a family business can often be filled with additional complications, when one partner wants to move in a different direction and create a business that reflects their personal values and aspirations.

In this interview you will learn :

  • How Francis created his own practice and business model for delivering Traditional Architecture
  • Why Palladio would have loved CAD
  • How Francis optimises his office to deliver projects

TODAY’S RESOURCES

https://ftanda.co.uk

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022: Creating Landmarks with Julia Barfield

This week I am speaking with one of the UK’s entrepreneurial architect heroes, Julia Barfield. Julia with her late husband David, founded Marks Barfield Architects in 1987. Since then they have been responsible for producing, the London Eye one of the most iconic features of the London skyline, the BA i360 in Brighton and recently the Cambridge Mosque. Julia has approached many of these projects as a socially conscious entrepreneur architect acting as both developer and designer.

In this interview you will learn how Julia:

  • How Julia and David took a non winning competition entry and got it built
  • Creates a company culture of excellence
  • Advises young architects for success

TODAY’S RESOURCES

http://www.marksbarfield.com

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