TRXL

Evan Troxel // Gābl Media

A podcast about how technology is changing the architectural profession.

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Special guest Daniel Davis of Hassell joins the podcast to talk about his latest blog post about CAD's boring future and why it's exciting, the long tail distribution of architectural project typologies as a framework for his thesis, where he thinks the real opportunities lie for CAD software, how it relates to practice and employee expertise, horizontal vs vertical software applications, architechie startups and their approach to this problem, web vs desktop apps, and much more.LinksDaniel Davis' websiteCAD’s Boring Future and Why it’s ExcitingTRXL 035: ‘There‘s Not Much More to Extract’, with Daniel DavisDaniel on TwitterDaniel on LinkedInThe Future of the Professions by Richard and Daniel Susskind (Amazon | Bookshop)SaltmineHayworth's codesignerHyparTestfitMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmailSponsorEnscape is a real-time rendering and VR tool for the AEC market. It empowers design workflows by plugging into building modeling software and turning the models into immersive 3D experiences. Visit enscape3d.com/trxl to sign up for a free 14-day trial.

Nov 23

59 min 33 sec

Special guests Boris Rapoport and Alex Osenenko of ArchIT join the podcast to talk about to talk about the security and privacy aspects of IoT devices when deploying them inside our practices and on the client side, cybercrimes and other threats targeting the weakest link (people), the enormous rise in attacks including phishing and ransomware, particularly over the last 2 years due to the remote work situation, and what everyone can and should do today as their first line of defense to address the top 3 risk areas threatening our day-to-day security.LinksArchIT's Free eBookArchIT's Design Under Influence BlogMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmail

Nov 19

49 min 43 sec

In this episode of the podcast, Evan Troxel describes his observation of the building industry at a critical tipping point, leaving us with the choice to see it as an opportunity to design our profession toward a better future together, or to do nothing and allow it to further slip toward obsolescence.LinksTRXL Episode Database“The Man in the Arena” by Theodore RooseveltMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmailSponsorEnscape is a real-time rendering and VR tool for the AEC market. It empowers design workflowsby plugging into building modeling software and turning the models into immersive 3Dexperiences. Visit enscape3d.com/trxl to sign up for a free 14-day trial.

Nov 16

18 min 20 sec

Special guest Adam Chernick of SHoP Architects joins the podcast to talk about his role where he is leading augmented reality development, how he steered his career in architecture toward software development, why he's excited about AR as it relates to our profession, what software tools he and his team are using for development, what hardware he's using now to implement AR, what hardware he's watching, and more.LinksAdam's LinkedInAdam's websiteAdam's GitHubSHoP Architects websiteSHoP's LinkedInHow SHoP Architects brings real time BIM to AEC with Unity Reflect (YouTube)How Virtual Reality is Augmenting Realty (New York Times)Wham-O Magic WindowMagic LeapMicrosoft HololensUnityEvan's Airtable referral link - use it!More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmailSponsorEnscape is a real-time rendering and VR tool for the AEC market. It empowers design workflowsby plugging into building modeling software and turning the models into immersive 3Dexperiences. Visit enscape3d.com/trxl to sign up for a free 14-day trial.

Nov 9

1 hr 2 min

Special guest Kelly Cone of ClearEdge3d joins the podcast to talk about his path from architecture school to ClearEdge3d, reality capture and laser scanning, upcoming advancements in reality capture, and more.LinksKelly on LinkedInKelly on TwitterClearEdge3d on TwitterClearEdge3d websiteEdgewiseVerityRhythmFaro scannersLeica scannersRTC360BLK360BLK2GOBLK2FLYScan to BIM UniversityReality Capture Network (RCN)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmail

Oct 26

1 hr 10 min

Special guest Brian Ringley of Boston Dynamics joins the podcast to talk about the notion of continually as-built models as digital twins via the pairing of artificial intelligence and mobile agile robotics, the concept of digital twins as a building's operating system changing the design and delivery procurement relationship with owners, how companies in AEC can use robotics today to transform their business and enhance revenue generation, and more.LinksBrian Ringley on Twitter Brian Ringley on LinkedIn Brian Ringley's LinkTree Boston Dynamics Spot New in Spot Release 3.0 video TRXL 028: ‘A (Robotic) Holiday Spectacular’, with Brian Ringley Beyond the Master Builder: How Robots Can Really Transform the Role of the Architect (Architect Magazine) Viewpoint: Today's Opportunities For Tomorrow's Digital Twins in Construction (ENR) Wired: How Disney Designed a Robotic Spider-Man (YouTube) New TRXL podcast landing page New TRXL Episode Database (TED)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelConnect with EvanTwitterLinkedInInstagramYouTubeEmail

Oct 19

1 hr 6 min

Special guest Mayur Mistry joins the podcast to talk about our beloved profession of architecture through the eyes of a new graduate. What do architectural technologists think of the industry they are inheriting? What are they excited about? What can we do now to help make them more successful? Listen in to hear his fresh perspective as a newly minted architectural professional.LinksMayur on LinkedInMayur on TwitterMayur's Engineering ArchiTECHure YouTube channelOpenAI (Website | Wikipedia)Digital FUTURESSpeckle CommunityMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channel

Oct 5

53 min 24 sec

Special guest Brian Potter of Construction Physics joins the podcast to talk about his newsletter. We discuss why he's writing it, who it's for, and what parallels exist between his observations on the complex nature of the construction industry and the architectural profession.LinksBrian on LinkedInBrian's recent blog posts on his Construction Physics Substack:Building Complexity and the Construction Community of PracticeWhy It's Hard to Innovate in ConstructionMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible:TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Sep 28

1 hr

Special guests Belinda Ercan of Epic Games and Anthony Cortez of Arup join the podcast to talk about the democratization of architectural visualization tools, the benefits of real time rendering technology for everyone, using real time rendering as a tool for unleashing creativity and making design decisions, and how Twinmotion reduces the friction found in traditional rendering pipelines.LinksDownload your free trial of Twinmotion hereBelinda Ercan on LinkedInAnthony Cortez on LinkedInArup website

Sep 21

56 min 45 sec

Special guest Tyler Goss joins the podcast for a wide-ranging conversation on what it means to be a manager, optimizing the industry, the baggage parties bring to the table, being a solutions provider, and more! LinksTyler on LinkedInTyler on TwitterConstruction Physics Substack by Brian PotterSponsorThanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible:TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Sep 14

1 hr 11 min

Special guests Je'Nen Chastain and Evelyn Lee of the Practice Disrupted podcast join me on this special ‘crossover‘ episode to talk about why we're all doing this podcasting thing and why we're memorializing these conversations on the internet.LinksPractice Disrupted podcastJe‘Nen on LinkedInJe‘Nen on TwitterApostophe Consulting websiteEvelyn on LinkedInEvelyn on TwitterPractice of Architecture websiteMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorTwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Sep 9

1 hr 2 min

Special guest Tom Kluyskens of Trimble joins the podcast to talk about his circuitous career path including a decade in the visual effect industry, computational design as designing logic versus form, the different approaches in the process of creating a film versus buildings, making digital tools that users reveal the unknown potential of, and more.LinksTom on LinkedInGregg FleishmanBook recommendation: Shaping Things by Bruce SterlingHypergraph overviewWeta Digital (Wikipedia)MASSIVE (software) (Wikipedia)SketchUp Live Components & Materia:https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/search/?searchTab=model&isLiveComponent=truehttps://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup-live-componentshttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN3J8H4ZVtts8NaNIikqYNwhttps://twitter.com/Trimble_MateriaMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible:TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Aug 31

1 hr 10 min

Special guest Ellen Bensky of Turner Fleischer Architects joins the podcast to talk about how she and her team built a teaching organization and a learning culture, their experience in how that effectively works within the construct of a firm, the benefits that result when a firm doesn't require its staff to have utilization targets, the difference between knowledge and data, who should teach in an organization, the importance of feedback loops, and more.LinksEllen Bensky on LinkedInTurner Fleischer Architects websiteTurner Fleischer on LinkedInTurner Fleischer on TwitterEllen's KA Connect 2018 Presentation: The Hidden Benefits of Developing a Teaching OrganizationMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorArchITArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Aug 17

1 hr 3 min

Special guest Robert Yori of EnTech joins the podcast to talk about the annual Design Technology Summit (DTS) events, overarching themes and experience sharing, using empathic techniques when working through ways to engage leadership in their adoption and continued digital transformations, how to share and cross-pollinate those ideas to elevate the profession together, technology as a means to an end, working as a group to advance ideas across institutional silos, and more.LinksRobert Yori on LinkedInRobert Yori on TwitterDesign Technology Summit Events (DTS) Paper Drawings Need to Die! (Digital Built Week Seattle 2019) (Evan's YouTube) Getting caught in a downpour in St Louis! (Design Technology Summit, St. Louis 2018) (Evan's YouTube)BILT EventsDBEI websiteAIA Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Community (TAP)SponsorThese sponsors help make this episode possible:ArchITArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.MonographOn August 12, Monograph is hosting Section Cut, a virtual conference dedicated to firm owners and operation leaders. Hear from leaders at Lake|Flato, SOM, Workshop/APD, Colloqate, and more! Reserve a seat today by visiting https://sectioncut.com/?ref=trxl.

Aug 3

1 hr

Special guest Randall Stevens of AVAIL joins the podcast to talk about some of the more difficult problems in AEC, the struggle of different team members having different incentives, assets and liabilities, vulnerability, and so much more.LinksRandall on LinkedInAVAIL on LinkedInAVAIL websiteAVAIL on TwitterThe Infinite Game by Simon Sinek (Amazon | Bookshop)Building Content Summit (Facebook Group)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThese sponsors help make this episode possible:ArchITArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.MonographOn August 12, Monograph is hosting Section Cut, a virtual conference dedicated to firm owners and operation leaders. Hear from leaders at Lake|Flato, SOM, Workshop/APD, Colloqate, and more! Reserve a seat today by visiting https://sectioncut.com/?ref=trxl.

Jul 27

1 hr 10 min

Special guests Joann Lui and George Valdes of Monograph join the podcast to talk about their passion for PracticeOps (AKA architectural practice operations), working on the business rather than in the business, the importance of building communities, the upcoming Section Cut conference, and more.LinksJoann Lui on LinkedInGeorge Valdes on LinkedInGeorge on TwitterMonograph websiteMonograph webinar series (fireside chats)Monograph job boardSection Cut 2021 conference website (RSVP for it now for the August 12 online conference)Women Architects Collective (Facebook group)Architechie group (link to the Slack channel at the bottom of the page)TRXL 011: ‘I Did This on a Lark’, with George ValdesMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThese sponsors help make this episode possible:ArchITArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.TwinmotionTwinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.MonographOn August 12, Monograph is hosting Section Cut, a virtual conference dedicated to firm owners and operation leaders. Hear from leaders at Lake|Flato, SOM, Workshop/APD, Colloqate, and more! Reserve a seat today by visiting https://sectioncut.com/?ref=trxl.

Jul 20

1 hr 10 min

Special guest Federico Negro of Canoa Supply joins the podcast to talk about how he traversed AEC to get where he is now. We also discuss delivering space as a product, architecture's failure to scale, burnout, health, our deep connections to making, and much more.LinksFederico Negro on LinkedInFederico on TwitterCanoa Supply websitethe manifestoParsons School of DesignSHoP ArchitectsCaseWeWorkTRXL 037: ‘The Space Doesn't Care’, with Lance Amato (Lance also works at Canoa)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsors for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.Twinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Jul 13

1 hr 15 min

Special guests Ian Keough of Hypar and Clifton Harness of TestFit join me to talk about the evolution they've experienced in their different kinds of startups (platform versus product, respectively), and take us behind the scenes to share what it's like running companies, building teams, and building software as CEO's.Other potential unused episode titles from our conversation: ‘A Whole Flotilla’ and ‘Feral Desire’ (thanks to Clifton), which are now going on the list of good names for bands.LinksIan KeoughIan on twitterIan's YouTube talk to the AIA Strategic CouncilTRXL podcast episode 003: ‘A Local Maxima’, with Ian KeoughHyparHypar websiteHypar's YouTube channelClifton HarnessClifton on twitterClifton's YouTube talk to the AIA Strategic CouncilTRXL podcast episode 005: ’BIM is a T-Rex‘, with Clifton HarnessTestFitTestFit websiteeBook: 18 Ways to Increase Density in Multifamily BuildingsTestFit's YouTube channelBad MonkeysCase, Inc.More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsors for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.Twinmotion is a real-time rendering solution used by architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to create high-quality imagery, client presentations, and interactive experiences that help communicate your BIM data and design ideas, fast. Visit twinmotion.link/trxl and try Twinmotion for free.

Jul 6

1 hr 15 min

Special guest Aaron Maller of Parallax Team joins the podcast to talk about why he got into the Revit consulting business, building 'a' team versus building 'the' team, what constitutes "a total hot mess", and more.LinksParallax Team websiteParallax Product PageFOREground for Revit - new, real site tools for Revit (currently in development)Parallax Team on TwitterAaron on LinkedInAaron on TwitterTools mentioned:NotionOtterDescriptGrainTRXL episode 028: ‘A (Robotic) Holiday Spectacular’, with Brian RingleyMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor for helping make this episode possible:ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Jun 29

1 hr 7 min

Special guest Ian Janicki of Outfit joins the podcast to talk about ‘The Moment‘.The Moment serves as a backdrop to kick off a conversation about what we're seeing happening in AEC Tech. The moniker is in reference to the unforeseen convergence of several tech companies in the mid 1990's that brought so-called extreme sports into the mainstream. We then use this as a framework to examine which startups currently working (possibly/hopefully in concert with one another) toward The Moment for AEC.Steve Jobs said in his 2005 Stanford Commencement Address: “You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.”In this episode we explore the topics of platforms and apps, puzzles and puzzle pieces, infrastructure and API's, what's changing and what's not changing in the next 10 years, the choice to work on hard projects versus latching on to shiny objects, moving bits versus marshaling atoms, and more.LinksOutfitIan on TwitterOutfit on TwitterOutfit on InstagramIan on LinkedInEvan's AEC // Tech twitter listArchitechie website and Slack channelHypar – TRXL 003: ‘A Local Maxima’, with Ian KeoughTestFit – TRXL 005: ’BIM is a T-Rex‘, with Clifton HarnessUpcodes – TRXL 021: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’, with Scott ReynoldsReonomyXamarinKaterraMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

May 25

59 min 48 sec

Special guest Dr. Upali Nanda of HKS Architects joins the podcast to talk about the achilles heel of architecture, design diagnostics, occupancy outcomes, feedback loops, and what all of these have to do with her work at the intersection of research, data, neuroscience, and space.LinksUpali on TwitterUpali Nanda uses neuroscience to understand buildings as living organisms (Archpaper)HKS ArchitectsHKS ResearchHKS LINE (Laboratory for INtensive Exploration)Taubman School of Architecture and Urban Planning at University of MichiganCenter for Advanced Design Research and EvaluationAcademy of Neuroscience for ArchitectureVenn diagram (Wikipedia)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

May 18

1 hr 4 min

Special guests Brad Feinknopf and Lawrence Anderson join the podcast to talk about how they collaborate with architects to deliver visual storytelling in their evolving field of expertise — architectural photography.LinksBrad Feinknopf's websiteBrad on InstagramBrad on TwitterLawrence Anderson's websiteLawrence on InstagramLawrence on TwitterRichard Avadon (Wikipedia)Fernando Guerra on InstagramColumbus College of Art & DesignMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

May 11

1 hr 18 min

Special guest Dion Moult joins the podcast to talk about Open Source software, BlenderBIM, OpenBIM, the Open Source Architecture (OSArch) community, the problem of file formats and software companies that create lock-in, making informed choices about project development workflows relating to technology and software, thinking bigger about the ecosystems of our built environments, and much more.LinksDion's blogThe OSArch Community websitelearn.osarch.org video tutorialsOSArch on TwitterBlenderBIM websiteBlenderBIM on TwitterBlender website & communityFreeCAD websiteOpen-source software defined (Wikipedia)IfcOpenShell websiteBuildingSMART websiteIndustry Foundation Classes (IFC) wikiLadybug Tools website (Free environmental analysis tools)OPEN Foam website (Open source CFD analysis tools)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Apr 27

1 hr 1 min

Special guest Randy Deutsch once again joins the podcast to talk about connecting the dots, the importance of learning to get outside of the echo chamber and talk each other's language, and his latest book about mid-career professionals adapting to new trajectories while staying within the profession of architecture.LinksRandy's websiteRandy's twitterAdapt As An Architect: A Mid-Career Companion by Randy Deutsch (Amazon | Bookshop)TRXL 004: ’What Else You Got‘, with Randy DeutschMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to ArchIT for sponsoring and helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Apr 20

57 min 46 sec

Special guest Dror Poleg joins the podcast to talk about technology and real estate including WeWork's holistic product approach, feedback loops, social layers on top of physical environments, the Power law curve, the decoupling of location and productivity, and much more.LinksDror's websiteDror's newsletter (highly recommended)Dror's TwitterDror's online courses: Real Innovation AcademyThe Office Prisoner's Dilemma by Dror PolegWe're Never Going Back by Packy McCormickPower law curve (Wikipedia)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Apr 13

53 min 50 sec

Special guest Petr Mitev of Enscape joins the podcast to talk about his recent transition away from an architectural firm and what's going on in the democratization of visualization creation in our profession. We even take a moment to reminisce about old-school rendering applications and computer labs in school — does anyone remember administrating the render farm?LinksPetr's TwitterPetr's LinkedInPetr's GitHubPetr's WebsiteEnscape WebsiteNew Mission/Vision3.0 AnnouncementEnscape's YouTube ChannelMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Apr 6

55 min 56 sec

Special guest Rob Asher of Giraffe Technology joins the podcast to talk about his circuitous path to software development via math, philosophy, and architecture, the professional goals of architects serving societies for human flourishing, building tools that encourage interactivity, the role of technology, and so much more.LinksRob on LinkedInGiraffe Technology websiteGenerativeComponents (Wikipedia)Cox ArchitectsGrasshopperDavid RuttenRhinocerousHyparEpisode 003: Ian Keough on TRXLEpisode 014: Andrew Heumann on TRXLEpisode 032: Anthony Hauck on TRXLChristopher Alexander's Books:A Pattern Language (Amazon | Bookshop)The Timeless Way of Building (Amazon | Bookshop)A New Theory of Urban Design (Amazon | Bookshop)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelBookshopSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Mar 23

1 hr 22 min

Special guest Timon Hazell of Walter P Moore joins the podcast to talk about how YourDesk University began, hard work and passion projects, PyRevit, and so much more.LinksTimon on TwitterTimon on LinkedInYourDesk UniversityYourDesk University on YouTubeYourDeskUniversity Slack ChannelWalter P MooreLean manufacturing (Wikipedia)SCRUM (Wikipedia)Timon's book recommendations:Boundaries by Henry Cloud (Bookshop | Amazon)Turn The Ship Around! by L. David Marquet (Bookshop | Amazon)The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey (Bookshop | Amazon)Huion Sketch Pad (Amazon)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible. ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Mar 16

56 min 57 sec

Special guest Lance Amato of Canoa Supply joins the podcast to talk about the vast (dis)array of energy code adoption in the US, the need to hit the reset button, the need for architects to generate standards for the building industry, and more.LinksThe Shiftless Approach to National Building Energy Regulations by Lance Amato (Medium)Canoa Supply websiteCanoa on TwitterCanoa on LinkedInCanoa on InstagramMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible.ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Mar 9

1 hr 1 min

The tables have been turned in this special episode of TRXL. Architects Cormac Phalen and Bob Habian join Evan to discuss some fundamental problems in the AEC industry and a solution that has led to a new career direction.LinksTectAppMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible. ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Mar 2

2 hr 1 min

Special guest Dr. Daniel Davis, Senior Researcher at Hassell, joins the podcast to talk about the control Autodesk has over the industry and the lack of incentive to address architects' concerns, systemization and blurred service lines as examples of the future of the profession, vertically vs. horizontally integrated companies, and more.LinksDaniel on TwitterDaniel's websiteHassellDaniel's articles:Modular architecture is Back. Is it better?Architects vs AutodeskWhat ‘The Future of The Professions’ Reveals About the Future of ArchitectureMore TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: ArchispeakMy YouTube channelSponsorsThanks to our sponsor this week for helping make this episode possible. ArchIT offers Complete IT Solutions for Architecture, Design, and Engineering firms. Tired of dealing with generic IT providers? Visit www.getarchit.com and schedule your free consultation. Technology is your competitive advantage.

Feb 23

56 min 56 sec

Special guest John Turner of Gafcon joins the podcast to talk about digital twins and their value proposition in the total building lifecycle, who is—and who isn't—involved (that probably should be) in digital twins, risk aversion & business models, the internet of things & the internet of actions, the 'digital thread', and more.LinksDigital Twin ConsortiumGafcon's Digital Twin/Cyberbuild ApproachLean manufacturing (Wikipedia)

Feb 16

59 min 54 sec

Special guest Phillip Bernstein joins the podcast to talk about teaching his pro practice course that encourages architecture students to push beyond the traditional business model, value propositions of architecture, encouraging collaboration when working in isolation, and much more.LinksPhil Bernstein on TwitterPhil’s ARCH 2230b course at Yale School of Architecture entitled Technology and Practice – Exploring New Value in Design PracticeArchitecture | Design | Data – Practice Competency in the Era of Computation by Phillip BernsteinEvan’s YouTube videos mentioning Phil’s inspiration Paper Drawings Need to Die! (Digital Built Week Seattle 2019) Architectural tech, practice, and education in Charleston!Phil’s articles that elaborate more on the topics in this episode: Phil Bernstein Shares Ten Thoughts on the Future of Practice Why the Field of Architecture Needs a New Business Model

Feb 2

56 min 1 sec

Special guest Anthony Hauck of Hypar joins the podcast to talk about making the mark you want to make, pursuing something that feels more valuable, shared goals and value propositions in AEC, and more.LinksCalamityware MugsDBEI (BiLT Conference)Disruptive Technologies in Architecture – AIA Palm Beach Presentation – Nov 2020 (YouTube)Architecture - Design - Data: Practice Competency in the Era of Computation by Phillip BernsteinTRXL episode 003 with Ian Keough, CEO of HyparTRXL episode 028 with Brian Ringley, Construction Technology Manager at Boston DynamicsSpacemakerBook recommendations: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro The Winter of Our Discontent by John Steinbeck

Jan 26

1 hr 11 min

Special guest Kat Dovjenko, a consultant to Google's Idea Workshop for the Built Environment and Spatial Syndicate joins the podcast to talk about ongoing observations and changes in the workplace, space as a product, collaboration, distraction and the high cost of switching modalities, and more.LinksKat's websiteKat on TwitterSpatial SyndicateGoogle's Idea Workshop for the Built EnvironmentEvan's Architechie Twitter listMrBeast Burger, and the launch video (YouTube)More TRXL Podcast episodesCheck out my other podcast too: Archispeak

Jan 19

1 hr 7 min

Special guest Violet Whitney of Columbia GSAPP and Sidewalk Labs joins the podcast to talk about influencing, enabling, and measuring how people interact with space using the internet of things (IoT), the potential of dynamic systems, twitter bot poetry, generative design, and much more.LinksDisruptive Technologies in Architecture – AIA Palm Beach presentation (YouTube)TRXL podcast – https://gablmedia.com/shows/trxlArchitechieColumbia GSAPP Courses:IoT – Measuring the Great IndoorsSimulation – Data Mining the CitySidewalk Labs Delve ProjectViolet on LinkedIn

Jan 12

1 hr 1 min

Special guest Dave Fano of Teal joins the podcast to talk about what led to the founding of Teal, what it's become since launching just over a year ago, job searching, compensation, designing your career, and so much more. Dave previously taught at Columbia GSAPP, founded Case Inc. which was later sold to WeWork where he became the Chief Growth Officer before starting Teal.LinksTeal websiteTeal Job TrackerTeal's Job Tracker on Product HuntTeal on TwitterDave on TwitterDave on LinkedInWeWork Acquires Case Inc. (Architect Magazine)

Jan 5

57 min 42 sec

In this inaugural TRXL Holiday Spectacular episode, special guest Brian Ringley joins me to talk about the path he took that led to Boston Dynamics where he helps bridge the gap between designers & the trades on construction sites using Spot, the agile mobile robot.LinksBoston Dynamics SpotBrian on TwitterBrian on InstagramBrian's LinktreeWoods BagotPratt InstituteUniversity of Cincinnati DAAPRoomba (Wikipedia)Westworld (Wikipedia)HyparHyundai takes control of Boston Dynamics in $1.1B deal (The Verge)Beyond the Master Builder: How Robots Can Really Transform the Role of the Architect (Architect Magazine)Designalyze Podcast with Zach Downey and Brian Ringley

Dec 2020

1 hr 39 min

Special guest Adam Wilbrecht of Concert Blockchain joins the podcast to talk about the impending skilled labor decrease, custody of information, the various ways in which blockchain can help architects have more agency, and so much more.LinksAdam Wilbrecht on LinkedInConcertVDC websiteCuningham Group websiteBlockchain (Wikipedia)Master Builder (Wikipedia)

Dec 2020

1 hr 1 min

Special guest Scott Davidson of Robert McNeel and Associates joins the podcast to talk about the happy little accidents that led to the creation, and ultimately, the naming of Rhinoceros (aka Rhino), how it changed over time to become one the most beloved tools in AEC, and where it's going with Rhino.Inside and version 7 which is officially released this week on December 9, 2020.LinksRhinoceros websiteMcNeel and Associates (Wikipedia)Rhino.Inside websiteRhino.Inside Revit websiteRhino Compute featuresRhino ForumsRhinoceros YouTube channelFood4Rhino website

Dec 2020

59 min 25 sec

Special guest Scott Reynolds once again joins the podcast to talk about a second lawsuit brought against UpCodes by the ICC which came quickly after some favorable news from the judge on the first one. LinksUpCodes websiteUpCodes on TwitterTRXL 021: ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Giants’, with Scott ReynoldsUpCodes first lawsuit with the ICCA court decision in favor of startup UpCodes may help shape open access to the law (TechCrunch article)International Code Council (ICC)National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)MADCADTextStreetYCombinatorGuy Raz’s podcast with Jimmy Wales about how he built Wikipedia (NPR)In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives by Steven Levy (Bookshop)

Dec 2020

58 min 4 sec

Special guest Nathan Miller of Proving Ground joins the podcast to talk about hobbies during the pandemic, the digital transformation of AEC, some drawbacks of generative design, privacy concerns with IoT devices and connected buildings, and so much more!LinksProving Ground web siteComputers are Hard blog postConveyorSemanticLunchboxNathan Miller on TwitterNathan Miller on LinkedInLeading architecture firms pen open letter to Autodesk over rising costs, sluggish development (Archpaper)Ender 3d Printer (Amazon)Book recommendations:What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly (Bookshop)The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind (Bookshop)YouTube links and channel recommendations:Nate's NXT BUILD 2020 presentationProving Ground's YouTube channelColin FurzeAdam Savage's TestedThe HacksmithAlien ExoskeletonLightsaber episodeTRXL episode 018: ‘That Perfect Kind of Venn Diagram’, with Dane StokesProject Anklebiter forum thread on 914 World

Nov 2020

1 hr 26 min

Special guest Anthony Frausto-Robledo of Architosh once again joins the podcast to talk about what we got right and what we got wrong about what was announced at Apple's ‘One More Thing’ event last week, implications of these new releases for architects and practice, industry 4.0, and convergence.LinksUpcoming Live stream happy hour with the Archispeak and Life of an Architect podcast on Nov 19th, 4:15pm PST (YouTube)Architosh web siteAnthony's free Xpresso email newsletterOK Computer Lecture Series: Disruption (Evan's Disruption talk on YouTube)

Nov 2020

1 hr 19 min

Special guest Anthony Frausto-Robledo of Architosh re-joins the podcast to talk about hardware and software predictions for Apple’s “One More Thing” event on November 10, 2020.LinksTRXL Ep 012 – ‘Force Multipliers’, with Anthony Frausto-RobledoApple Event – One More Thing (The Verge)Every 'One more thing' Apple has ever announced (Macworld UK)MacRumors – Apple Working on Redesigned Mac Pro With Smaller Form Factor and Apple Silicon ChipSix Colors – Fun With Charts: Entirely speculative charts about Apple SiliconArchitosh web siteAEC Inflection Point — The Story of the Revit RevoltShapr3dParasolidOK Computer Lecture Series: Disruption (Evan's Disruption talk on YouTube)Clayton Christensen's theory on innovative disruption (Wikipedia)

Nov 2020

1 hr 25 min

Special guest Scott Reynolds joins the podcast to talk about how he transitioned from architecture to tech, how technology is changing building codes, and how he wants UpCodes to affect the architectural profession.

Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min

Special guest Shane Scranton joins the podcast to talk about virtual reality, the infinite possibilities of the digital realm, VR hardware announcements, and much more.

Oct 2020

1 hr 1 min

Special guest Alvin Huang joins the podcast to talk about architectural education in the midst of a pandemic, turning constraints into opportunities, becoming obsolete, authored versus documented reality, and much more.

Oct 2020

1 hr 19 min

Special guest Dane Stokes joins the podcast to talk about his journey into architecture, being a 'computer person', design computation and automation, the importance of making things and working with your hands, custom fabrication, one-button buildings, having kids and failure, and much more.

Oct 2020

1 hr 15 min

Special guest Rosa Sheng joins the podcast to talk about the future of our profession from a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) perspective, and so much more.

Sep 2020

1 hr 5 min

Special guest Reg Prentice joins the podcast to talk about the value of an architect, how and why we document decisions, the network effect, how designers are decision factories, and much more.

Sep 2020

1 hr 16 min