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60 minutes | Nov 17, 2022
#29 / Know Your Worth: How to Negotiate a Job Offer with Confidence
Negotiating a new job offer or a promotion can be uncomfortable - but we're here to change that! Using the valuable advice they've received on their own journeys, Emily and Maria give in-depth guidance on how to change your job search mindset and get what you deserve during the negotiation period. What do you say when an employer asks for your ideal salary number? What do you do when you have multiple offers at the same time? How do you talk about getting promoted and a salary bump at your current job? They answer these questions and many, many more during this information-packed episode. You do not want to miss this!Timestamps:Catch Up - 0:00 - 9:55Salary Negotiation Content - 9:55Links mentioned:AIA Compensation Survey Salary Calculator Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0Support the show
28 minutes | Oct 6, 2022
#28 / ARE Series: How to PASS Project Management
In our next installment of the ARE 5.0 Series, Emily goes solo to talk about the 2nd exam in our recommended test order - Project Management! She covers the structure of the test, the content of the 5 key sections in the test, and how you would see the section content in question form. She also dives deep into the most important resources you need to PASS this exam. Feel free to DM us on Instagram if you have any questions or comments! Good luck to everyone studying - we are rooting for you!Timestamps:0:00 - Format of test4:18 - Content of test13:08 - Study resourcesUse code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0RESOURCES MENTIONED:ARE 5.0 HandbookArchitect's Handbook of Professional Practice (AHPP)AHPP Wiley GuideContracts: B101, C401, A201Schiff Hardin - Professional Practice Lecture SeriesBallast (PPI) Review ManualBallast (PPI) Practice QuestionsBallast (PPI) Practice ExamsDesigner Hacks Free PjM QuizDesigner Hacks Paid
49 minutes | Sep 22, 2022
#27 / A Conversation with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA - Part II
This is Part II of a very special interview with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA! Rashida is one of the first 500 black women to be licensed architects in the United States. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode, Rashida gives valuable advice to anyone who might be interested in teaching, and how that has played a huge role in her life. We also discuss architectural education as a whole, what shifts the recent years have created in our industry and the future of our profession. Listen to find out why it seems like all architecture faculty went to an Ivy League school, and how that influences the next generation of educators.//Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0Become a Patron!Follow us on Instagram @openplanpodcast for the latest episode updates, architecture content, study material, and much more!
51 minutes | Sep 15, 2022
#26 / A Conversation with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA - Part I
This is Part I of a very special interview with Rashida Ng, RA, NOMA! Rashida is one of the first 500 black women to be licensed architects in the United States. She currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode, Rashida tells stories of her experience as a POC in architecture school and as a young designer in the workforce. We also dive deep into our industry's gatekeeping and exclusion of the word "architect" and how it may be negatively impacting our profession. This is a vulnerable, impactful interview you don't want to miss!Timestamps:Emily and Maria's catch-up: 0:00 - 7:50 Rashida's Interview: 7:50 - 50:44// Links mentioned:www.studyarchitecture.com Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0 Become a Patron!Follow us on Instagram @openplanpodcast for the latest episode updates, architecture content, study material, and much more!
58 minutes | Sep 1, 2022
#25 / Emily Passed the ARE's!
Emily is DONE with the ARE's! In this episode, Maria interviews Emily about all the details of her exam journey and how she made it to her final pass. Emily opens up about her fails (yes, there were multiple), what her exact study schedule was, how to stay sane throughout the whole process, and much more! Be sure to stay tuned to the end for Emily's 7 tips that she’s gathered from passing the ARE’s. Enjoy the episode!Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0Follow us on Instagram @openplanpodcast for the latest episode updates, architecture content, study material, and much more!
28 minutes | Jul 14, 2022
#24 / 10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer Internship
It's summer internship season! And we want YOU to crush it. Whether you are doing a summer internship or beginning a new architecture position, we have 10 ways for you to make the most of your time at work. We cover advice that we wish someone told us when starting out, including being more communicative, prioritizing your goals, utilizing your firm's resources, and much more! These are tips you can carry forward through the rest of your career. We hope you enjoy!Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0
64 minutes | Jun 9, 2022
#23 / ARE Series: How to PASS Practice Management
In our next installment of the ARE 5.0 Series, we are breaking down the exam we recommend taking first - Practice Management! We discuss what the test is generally about, the exact resources we used/are currently using, and critical study strategies to PASS this exam. Timestamps:Emily & Maria's Catch-Up: 0:00 - 9:57 Practice Management Content:9:57 - 1:04 //Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0RESOURCES MENTIONED:ARE 5.0 HandbookArchitect's Handbook of Professional Practice (AHPP)AHPP Wiley GuideContracts: B101, C401, A201Schiff Hardin - Professional Practice Lecture SeriesHyperfine ArchitectureBallast (PPI) Review ManualBallast (PPI) Practice QuestionsBallast (PPI) Practice ExamsBlack Spectacles Walking the ARE 5.0 - PcM Practice ExamDesigner Hacks PSupport the show
47 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
#22 / ARE Series: How to get started on your licensure journey
It's the first of our ARE [Architecture Registration Exam] Series! So you've decided you want to get licensed...now what?! Starting can be overwhelming - but we've got you covered! In this intro episode, we cover all the steps required to become licensed and how to begin the process. How do you become eligible to sit for exams? Are there time limits to reporting AXP hours? What exam order do we recommend? We cover these and other frequently asked questions.Be sure to stick around for the end to hear about our "why" for becoming licensed, how we started in our journey, and where we're at now! Use code OPP15 for 15% off Desk Crits Guide to the ARE 5.0LINKS MENTIONED:NCARB State Requirements NAAB Accredited Program Search AXP Tasks by Category AXP Tracking Spreadsheet (download + save for your personal use!)ARE 5.0 HandbookSupport the show
70 minutes | Mar 30, 2022
#21 / Professional Series: Redefining ARE failure, juggling work + family, + the value of Architects feat. Bryn Young, AIA
Early friend of the pod & award-winning architect Bryn Young sits down with us for an engaging conversation about her journey into architecture and all the amazing things she is doing. Bryn started her firm after completing her Masters (with a newborn in tow!) and has been running her business, podcast, and ARE resources/coaching program ever since. Tune in for a real and honest chat about motherhood in architecture, following through with what you're passionate about, and dealing with ARE failure. We hope you take away some great insights, because we most definitely did!Where to find Bryn:@byoungdesignBryn's ARE ResourcesDesign Create Inspire Podcast// Become a Patron!
87 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
#20 / Student Series: Collin Garnett & Timothy Peterson, M.Arch Candidates at the University of Michigan
From the University of Michigan Master of Architecture program, friends and classmates Collin Garnett & Timothy Peterson join us in the studio! What made U of M stand out when they applied to grad school? What's it like living in a college town like Ann Arbor? What's the studio culture like? (spoiler: it might not be what you think) Plus, we all go down the rabbit hole about what we think needs to change in the architecture industry. We talk about these topics and MUCH more in this engaging conversation with Collin and Timothy. If you are thinking about applying to the University of Michigan or are just curious about it, don't miss out on this episode!Support the show
50 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
#19 / How to put your best self forward + avoid burnout
We're back for our first episode of 2022! Maria and Emily catch up with some big life updates (hint hint it might involve a job change) and give their recommendations on what they are loving right now. They then dive into strategies on how to prioritize yourself this year and combat burn out. They cover topics like focusing on your mental health, silencing negative thoughts, setting boundaries, and much more. Tune into tips on how to put your best self out there this year - we're all on this journey together! // Become a Patron!Maria & Emily's Recommendations: Hyperfine ARE course Appointed 2022 Planner Notion Notetaking App
68 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
#18 / Professional Series: Leading as an introvert, prioritizing your goals, and knowing your why feat. Tracy Carusi
In this Professional Series interview, we speak with Tracy Carusi, 2021 President of AIA Atlanta and Former President/CEO of Collins Cooper Carusi Architects. We dive into Tracy's past (including some statements she received about being the only woman in the drafting room), how she put the "Carusi" in Collins Cooper Carusi, and why introverts make fantastic leaders. She also lends advice on knowing your worth in the field, and knowing the why behind everything you do. Join us in this content packed conversation with Tracy, we promise you'll leave inspired!// Become a Patron! Maria & Emily's Recommendations: Show: Maid Show: Succession ARE Prep: Quizlet Book Rec for introverts in leadership Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cane Projects mentioned: Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum - Zaha Hadid Architects
99 minutes | Nov 22, 2021
#17 / Professional Series: Breaking glass ceilings, retrofitting suburbia and the post pandemic city feat. Ellen Dunham-Jones
In one of our favorite episodes yet, we sit down with Ellen Dunham-Jones; architect, urban designer, educator, author, podcast host, viral TED Talk host...the list goes on!We cover a lot of ground with Ellen during this episode, including the adversities she faced as one of the few women in her architecture program, what sparked her interest in "retrofitting suburbia," and how autonomous vehicles will change the future of cities. We also discuss how COVID has impacted the public realm and her favorite mode of transportation (hint: it has two wheels). Join us in this thought-provoking conversation with one of our role models in the design industry - it's an episode you don't want to miss!// Become a Patron! Emily & Maria's recommendation links:The French Dispatch's graphic illustratorSydney Cumming's workout channelChrissy Stanley's workout channelDesk Crits//Where to find Ellen:TwitterRedesigning Cities PodcastTED TalkWIRED interviewHer books (use code ARC35 for 30% off from now until December 2021!):Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Retrofitting Suburbs Case Studies in Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Strategies for Urgent Challenges //Follow us @OpenPlanPodcast or visit our website!
49 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
#16 / Professional Series: Marketing in Architecture feat. Maria Pastorelli
It’s another exciting installment of our Professional Series, but this time with one of our own! Emily interviews Maria about her role as a Marketing Manager at Collins Cooper Carusi. What does a Marketing Manager do at an architecture firm? How did she pivot from a designer role to a marketing role? What is a typical day in the life of a Marketing Manager? We discuss these topics and much, much more. If you are interested in learning more about a marketing position in architecture, this episode is for you! We hope you enjoy it, and if you have more questions for Maria, feel free to DM or email us!// Become a Patron!
20 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
#15 / One Year Later
Happy 1 Year Anniversary! We can't believe it's already been a year since our first episode went live, and we're so grateful to you for sticking with us during this time! In this bonus episode, we discuss a few of our favorite moments and behind the scenes from the last year and share some fun stats. We also want to thank you for listening and hear more about your thoughts on how we're doing! If you'd like to take 5 minutes to provide us some feedback so we can plan future content, you can fill out the survey here: OPEN PLAN PODCAST SURVEY// Become a Patron!
99 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
#14 / Professional Series: Starting a firm, how she hires, and equity in the profession feat. Leslie Ellsworth of Studio SOGO
We're back with another professional interview! From Studio SOGO, Leslie Ellsworth is a firm owner, principal and mother of two. We talked about how she started her career, the difficulties she went through as a young mom at a small firm, how Studio SOGO came to be and how they're trying to do things differently in terms of increasing equity in the profession. She also offered some valuable advice for young professionals! We hope you enjoyed this conversation as much as we did. Take your notepad out, because this ep is packed with useful tips from this amazing woman in our industry!// Become a Patron! LINKS:Studio SOGOWestview Cemetery
74 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
#13 / Student Series: Danny Griffin, designer and M.Arch Candidate at MIT
Long-time friend Danny Griffin joins us this week to chat about his experience as a designer and M.Arch candidate at MIT! How did he find his interests in undergrad? What's the culture like at MIT? How do his interests in architecture and robotics come together? Most importantly, how did he get away with writing a children's book as a studio project?! We hope you enjoy getting to know Danny and if you're considering applying to MIT, this is a must-listen!// Become a Patron! LINKS:dannygriffin.design + @gri.dfab + Dream Lawn BookMIT Media Lab + MIT Architecture
55 minutes | May 20, 2021
#12 / Student Series: Pursuing an MBA at GA Tech after Arch School ft. Bangseh Akuchu
Why pursue an MBA after design school? How do the skills learned in business school help your architecture career? What are some differences in culture between an MBA program and a design school? In our first student series episode, Bangseh Akuchu tells us about his experience at his GA Tech MBA program. Also, stick around for the lightning round where you'll hear about him meeting and singing for the Obamas. We hope you enjoy the conversation!// Become a Patron!
71 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
#11 / Welcome to Our Crib: Apartment Decor Tips + Tricks
Ayyy welcome to our crib(s)! On this episode Maria and Emily catch up on some recent life changes and then have a chat about all things home decor and apartment hacks. They cover easy to do, affordable tips to elevate your apartment’s vibe and organization - no matter what the size! They then give their take on recent Tik Tok design trends. Green kitchens, pink bathrooms, oh my! *disclaimer - we are not professional interior designers, thoughts are completely our own and done in good fun*We hope you enjoy! // Become a Patron!
88 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
#10 / Pursuing a PhD in Architecture, teaching studio + starting a side hustle feat. Yousef Bushehri
What’s it like coming from a different country into an architecture school? How does one actually apply for a PhD in Architecture? Yousef’s unique career path inspired us to interview him about these topics and much more! He’s a PhD candidate at Georgia Tech, teaches architecture studios and is the creator of the Architect’s Tarot. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about his story as much as we did! See below for timestamps, links to things mentioned and how to find his art!// Become a Patron! Our catch-up + updates: 0:00 Yousef's Intro: 6:40His background: 10:15Our questions: 29:40Side hustles: 1:06:30Wrap up: 1:23:00 LINKS:Behind Closed Doors - Life of an Architect DocumentaryLeYousef.comIG: @leyousefSimTigrate Design LabGoogle 89+ Website
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