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053: Leadership and Diversity in the Profession with BFA

This week’s interview speaks with the co-founders of BFA, Black Females in Architecture a network who’s mission is to support, connect and empower black and black mixed heritage women working in the fields of architecture and construction.

Co founders Neba Sere, Selasi Setufe, Alisha Morenike Fisher and Akua Danso discuss how they created the network and many important issues facing the architectural industry today. The leadership and entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by these ladies provides many essential business lessons for us to model and learn from.

 

052: The 7 Most Common Obstacles To Growing An Architecture Business, BOA UK Live Event Part 2

This is part 2 of the audio from our Live Event in March.

In 2018 I interviewed 42 architects, archipreneurs and industry thought leaders.
Again and again the same themes appeared that I sensed were at the root of many architecture business problems.

Over the Christmas period, I spent a lot of time quietly reflecting and re listening to those interviews in order to distill what these industry experts were telling me they had found to often be some of the most challenging aspects of running an architecture business and what they have done to navigate around them.

From that study I compiled a list of 7 Business Obstacles that in many cases threaten and prevent otherwise successful and intelligent architecture practices from fulfilling in their mission of delivering impactful and meaningful design work.

In this BoA U.K. live event I shared this list and invited a panel of industry leaders and experts to share how they from years of hard won business experience have learnt to successfully navigate around them in order to create game changing businesses.

Sharing their strategies for avoiding the 7 most common obstacles to an architecture business we have:
JOHAN TAFT
The Navy seal of business mentors, for the last 20 years Johan has worked with company leaders, executives, senior partners of firms, business owners and entrepreneurs around the world with a specialist focus on the construction and property sector.

DAVID WEST
Co-Founder and Director of Studio Egret West (SEW). David has over 20 years experience in Urban Visions, Place Making and Strategic Framework plans and has an incredible experience at dealing with the 7 Threats.

TARA GBOLADE
RIBA Journal’s Rising Star of 2018. Tara is the founder and director of Studio Gbolade and is an intelligent business woman and entrepreneur, having already created numerous streams of revenue to her practice including apps to design consultation.

HAZEL ROUNDING
Director. Joining shedkm within the first year and contributing significantly to shedkm’s reputation and success, Hazel also spearheaded the opening of the London studio.

TIM BURGESS
Timothy has extensive experience working with funds, family offices and long-term investors to help manage their portfolios and he has walked the path of starting out as a sole practitioner to creating a partnership and growing a team in their central London location. Tim has developed and educated himself in business over the years through extensive self learning and mentorship with other successful architects.

Today’s Resources
http://bit.ly/BOAUKwebinar1505W

051: 7 Threats To An Architecture Business, BOA UK Live Event Part 1

This is the audio from our Live Event in March.

In 2018 I interviewed 42 architects, archipreneurs and industry thought leaders.
Again and again the same themes appeared that I sensed were at the root of many architecture business problems.

Over the Christmas period, I spent a lot of time quietly reflecting and re listening to those interviews in order to distill what these industry experts were telling me they had found to often be some of the most challenging aspects of running an architecture business and what they have done to navigate around them.

From that study I compiled a list of 7 Business Obstacles that in many cases threaten and prevent otherwise successful and intelligent architecture practices from fulfilling in their mission of delivering impactful and meaningful design work.

In this BoA U.K. live event I shared this list and invited a panel of industry leaders and experts to share how they from years of hard won business experience have learnt to successfully navigate around them in order to create game changing businesses.

Sharing their strategies for avoiding the 7 most common obstacles to an architecture business we have:
JOHAN TAFT
The Navy seal of business mentors, for the last 20 years Johan has worked with company leaders, executives, senior partners of firms, business owners and entrepreneurs around the world with a specialist focus on the construction and property sector.

DAVID WEST
Co-Founder and Director of Studio Egret West (SEW). David has over 20 years experience in Urban Visions, Place Making and Strategic Framework plans and has an incredible experience at dealing with the 7 Threats.

TARA GBOLADE
RIBA Journal’s Rising Star of 2018. Tara is the founder and director of Studio Gbolade and is an intelligent business woman and entrepreneur, having already created numerous streams of revenue to her practice including apps to design consultation.

HAZEL ROUNDING
Director. Joining shedkm within the first year and contributing significantly to shedkm’s reputation and success, Hazel also spearheaded the opening of the London studio.

TIM BURGESS
Timothy has extensive experience working with funds, family offices and long-term investors to help manage their portfolios and he has walked the path of starting out as a sole practitioner to creating a partnership and growing a team in their central London location. Tim has developed and educated himself in business over the years through extensive self learning and mentorship with other successful architects.

Today’s Resources
http://architectresources.org/chat-now

050: Being Fearless when Building Dreams with Cory Brian Ingram

This was an impromptu and chance interview that happened a few weeks ago whilst I was travelling in Nashville. I had the good fortune to be staying in the Dream Hotel Nashville and got chatting to Cory who was sitting at the bar. Turns out he was the creative director of the hotel group and was working with an incredible array or architects, designers and brand consultants. So I ran upstairs and grabbed my podcasting kit!

Cory is expert in creating brand language, developing brand experiences and designing consumer luxury goods, especially for the hospitality industry.

Cory’s work has been featured in Vogue, Surface, Vanity Fair, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Décor, The Zoe Report, Refinery 29, Paper Magazine and The New York Times.

His offices are based in New York City and Los Angeles.

In this episode you will learn:
– How to speak to anyone, anywhere in any place
– How to overcome doubt when taking on game changing projects
– The ‘inner game’ secrets to winning incredible projects and working with dream clients

 

 

 

 

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