“I love design, and I love to see our cities and communities better. And I think there’s a need for all kinds of projects.” In so many words, Art Gensler — founder of the eponymous global design firm — captured the pull of architecture at the end of a conversation with Architect associate editor Hallie Busta. Architect is a popular, nationally recognized publication for design professionals. With presences online and in print, having a podcast seems like a natural next step — but how do you produce an engaging discussion about a largely visual discipline in a medium without any visuals? By focusing on the people who work in the profession, rather than the trends and projects on the surface.
Working with Architect’s editors, I helped launch ArchitectChats, a podcast focused on informal but substantive chats with people who work at the cutting edge of architecture. As one of the show producers, I recorded subjects in the studio and on location, worked with editors on the story editing, and provided technical support through the show’s production and publishing. In its first few episodes, ArchitectChats has garnered thousands of listens to talks with icons like Art Gensler and Frank Gehry — with more episodes (and design luminaries) to come.