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Interview: Philip Auchettl of RAD LAB

In August 2017, I spoke with Architect & Developer Philip Auchettl of RAD LAB in San Diego, CA. See more information about RAD LAB at radlabsd.com. Also, check out a short documentary on their student thesis turned reality, Quartyard, {here}. See more articles about RAD LAB {here}. Philip Auchettl: Myself, Jason, and...

Interview: Jonathan Tate of OJT

In December 2017, I sat down with Architect & Developer Jonathan Tate of OJT in New Orleans, LA. See more information about OJT at officejt.com. Also, listen to Jonathan’s recent interview on the National Real Estate Forum podcast {here} and see more articles about Jonathan {here}. Jonathan Tate: Why we ended...

Interview: Peter Guthrie of DDG

In October 2017, I sat down with Architect & Developer Peter Guthrie of DDG in New York, New York. See more information about DDG at ddgpartners.com. See more articles about Peter {here}. Peter Guthrie: So I was in Brooklyn. I knew I couldn’t find the perfect client. They weren’t just...

Interview: Jared Della Valle of Alloy

In September 2017, I sat down with Architect & Developer Jared Della Valle of Alloy in Brooklyn, New York. See more information about Alloy at alloyllc.com. Watch Jared lecture in a panel on Architect as Developer at Harvard {here}. See more articles about Jared {here}. Jared Della Valle: It was...

Interview: Alex Barrett of Barrett Design

In September 2017, I sat down with Architect & Developer Alex Barrett of Barrett Design in Brooklyn, New York. See more information about Barrett Design at barrettdesign.com. Watch Alex lecture in a panel on Architect as Developer at Harvard {here}. See more articles about Alex {here}.   Alex Barrett: I realized...

Interview: The UP Studio

  In August 2017, I sat down with John Patrick Winberry, Adam J. Wanaselja, and Jeffrey Ramierez of the Architect & Developer firm, The Up Studio in Queens, New York. See more information about The UP Studio at theupstudio.com and check out the website for their first development, West Beech, {here}. See...

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Bringing Design Home

In the Winter of 2017, Design Develop Construct (DDC) Journal spoke to Architect & Developer Alex Barrett of Barrett Design in Brooklyn, NY. They spoke about Alex’s frustrations with the typical architecture role and how he has taken more initiative in developing his own work, as well as the latest...

A’18 AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

In June 2018, I will be hosting a round-table discussion with three architects who are developing their own work at the Conference on Architecture in New York City. See more information at the Conference on Architecture website at conferenceonarchitecture.com   FR101: Architect & Developer: Self-Initiating Your Work Have you ever felt that...

Architects as Developers Series

Growth Media is showcasing 12 Architects that have taken the leap to stop building for others and start developing for themselves in a series of articles called, “Architects As Developers.” Real estate is an integral piece of everyone’s life. From the homes we go to every night to the shops we visit...

If You Want Something Done Right…

If You Want Something Done Right. Introducing the new breed of architect-developer. by David Sokol. Originally published in Departures, Fall 2017. Download the article here. See more articles about Alex including my extensive interview with him {here}.  

Guerrilla Development Launches Second Crowdfunding Campaign

 Kevin Cavenaugh of Guerrilla Development in Portland, OR has launched his second crowdfunding campaign. He was able to raise $300,000 in less than 72 hours! Kevin’s second crowdfunding campaign, Jolene’s First Cousin!, took a new approach to social impact crowdfunding to prove that people are willing to invest in...

Podcast Interview with Jonathan Tate of OJT

The National Real Estate Forum recently interviewed Architect & Developer Jonathan Tate about his latest project utilizing crowdfunding. See the article on the NREF website and the project information on Small Change. Listen to the interview below.    Jonathan Tate runs a small architectural practice in New Orleans, Louisiana...

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Architect & Developer Online Courses

Architect as Developer One of the most well-known online courses for architects interested in development is Jonathan Segal’s Architect as Developer course. This course is a pretty good starting place for anyone wanting to learn more about developing as an architect. I know a lot of architects who have taken...

Architect & Developer Books

I’m often asked by architects what books they should be reading when interested getting into development. The truth is there wasn’t anything specific for both an Architect & Developer until I wrote Architect & Developer: A Guide to Self-Initiating Projects {more info}. To really understand the real estate industry, you have...

Architect & Developer Podcasts

There are a number of great podcasts that have discussed the topic of an architect as developer or have interviewed architects who were self-initiating projects. Business of Architecture After struggling to find good business information for small firm architects online, Enoch Sears created the Business of Architecture {businessofarchitecture.com} platform – an online...

Architect & Developer Blogs

There are a few Architects & Developers that are documenting their daily process of self-initiating projects.   Mike Benkert, AIA Architect & Developer Mike Benkert started a blog that documents his process of developing projects in urban Cincinnati, OH. He gives weekly updates on the process of design, development, and construction...

Known Architects & Developers

The following is a list of known Architects & Developers from around the world. If you know others not listed, please let me know at james@architectanddeveloper.com