San Francisco Federal Building (AIASF podcast)

San Francisco Federal Building from AIA San Francisco on Vimeo. Produced for the exhibition STREET CRED San Francisco: Architecture and the Pedestrian Experience, this podcast features architect Thom Mayne, principal of the Los Angles-based firm Morphosis and designer of the new San Francisco Federal Building, in conversation with Andrew Blum, a Brooklyn-based writer and contributing […]

Architectural League Emerging Voices (podcasts)

The Architectural League created the annual Emerging Voices lecture series in 1982 to recognize and encourage architects who are beginning to achieve prominence in the profession. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the series focuses primarily on built work, at a variety of scales, and is structured to reflect the diversity of contemporary practice–geographically, stylistically, and […]

Greenbuild Podcasts: The Vibrancy of Green (Metropolis)

90 minutes of audio from Greenbuild 2007. This year’s Greenbuild, the annual conference of the US Green Building Council (USGBC), was all about two things: Green has gone corporate—and that’s exactly what everybody wanted.Past gatherings may have been intimate affairs, but this year’s event, in Denver, was a full-scale trade show, with 13,000 attendees walking […]

Green Giant: Rick Cook (BusinessWeek Podcast)

As the architect of Bank of America’s new super-green building in Manhattan, Rick Cook has a front-row seat for the greening of Corporate America. In this podcast, he talks about his own green conversion, the Bank of America tower, and choosing work that matters. (link) (mp3)

Flexible Furniture (BusinessWeek Podcast)

On the floor at ICFF in New York (mp3) (link) At this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the only constant is flexibility. From the floor of the Javits Center in New York, BusinessWeek Online Contributing Editor Andrew Blum talked about technology, materials, and how we live today with Yves Behar of fuseproject, Elizabeth Hertzfeld of […]

Green Engineer (BusinessWeek)

Guy Battle’s holistic approach (slideshow) (podcast) (MP3) “Engineers are a hidden hand when it comes to innovation,” says Guy Battle, principal of London-based Battle McCarthy Consulting Engineers, who specialize in green buildings and their role in creating sustainable businesses. It’s an admittedly unusual combination, at least from the American perspective on the role of engineers. […]

High Line Aspirations (BusinessWeek Podcast)

Link (MP3) On Manhattan’s West Side, an old elevated freight railway is being reinvented as a public park called the High Line. As part of BusinessWeek’s ongoing discussion on New York City’s emerging skyline, contributing editor Andrew Blum speaks with Joshua David, co-founder of Friends of the High Line, the nonprofit group behind this unusual […]

Amanda Burden (BusinessWeek Podcast)

City of Design (link) (MP3) New York City Planning Commission chair Amanda Burden is helping to make New York a great place for architects from around the world to visit, and maybe even a favored destination. As part of the ongoing Emerging Skyline podcast series, she talks about how good design, and bringing architects to […]

Radical Craft (Metropolis)

A Few Stories (and Podcasts) from the SourceMetropolis captures the conference that explored the craft in architecture, technology, fashion, science, and more. (link) “Radical” means edgy, out there on the fringe, but it can also mean root, or even effecting fundamental changes in current practices. Over two days in March at the Radical Craft conference […]

A World of Light and Glass (BusinessWeek)

James Carpenter is known for startling designs that make the invisible visible. Now two New York towers that bear his mark are going up (link) (slideshow) (podcast MP3) There are a lot of things you can say about lower Manhattan: It’s the capital of global finance, the cradle of New York City, or the site […]

Conversations at Tropical Green (Metropolis)

Audio interviews with speakers at Metropolis’ Tropical Green. (link)    Michael Singer (MP3): An artist’s non-formulaic approach to placemaking.Working in the realms of art and architecture, Michael Singer has opened new possibilities for public art through developing site-specific sculptures. His pieces have become models for successful urban and ecological renewal. In a discussion with Andrew […]

Emerging Voices (The Architectural League)

Audio interviews with the 2006 Architectural League of New York Emerging Voices. nArchitects (mp3) (info)Estudio Teddy Cruz (mp3)Studio Gang Architects (mp3) (info)Lead Pencil Studio (mp3) (info)