The 13 Best Podcasts for Architects

For students and architects alike, podcasts are a great way to get inspired and stay informed. So whether you are looking to expand your knowledge or simply sit back and relax, in no particular order, here are our top podcast picks.

The Curbed Appeal

Warm and engaging hosts Asad Syrkett and Jeremiah Budin push the envelope as they interview architects, designers, urbanists, and even digital strategists. Episodes show how architecture is applicable to everyone and shapes the filter with which we view the world.

A History of Architecture

Indulge your inner history buff with host David Getzin. This podcast explores the history of architecture and design in a storytelling format that keeps you engaged while analyzing complex concepts.

GSAPP Conversations

The Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) presents a podcast hosted by a refreshing mix of students and staff. In each episode, a practicing professional is invited to discuss current projects, research, and issues relevant to the upcoming generation.

Business of Architecture

Finally, a place to find adaptive business information tailored for the architecture profession. Architect Enoch Bartlett Sears, AIA, shares tips and tricks to help you gain the business savvy you need to build a profitable practice.

Modernist Radio

Love modern architecture? Hosts George Smart and Frank King produce a show that is delightfully funny and accessible, as they chat with everyone from architects to preservationists who share their enthusiasm for modern spaces.

About Buildings and Cities

This informative and history-rich podcast covers everything you ever wanted to know about buildings and cities. Luke Jones and George Gingell tell stories about influential figures and bold topics that uncover architecture and culture from past to present.

Buildings on Air

Based in Chicago, Buildings on Air interviews architects in and out of the city about a large spread of ideas– including the impact of rivers on architecture and the role parks play in the city.

The Observatory

Designers Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut co-host this witty and thought provoking podcast where they explore current news in the world of design. With conversations on everything from design thinking at IBM, to lighter topics such as the unexpected success of adult coloring books, listeners are sure to love their inside take.

99% Invisible

This imaginative podcast might just change the way you think about design. Award-winning producer Roman Mars explores how we’ve become numb to the design around us. He explores various phenomena such as utopian communities and the rise in IKEA hacking.

Entrepreneur Architect

Every week, Mark R. LePage shares invaluable business tips for small-firm architects. Want to learn how to market your firm on social media? Maybe you’d like to re-adjust your budget or raise your fees. Whatever the case, the New York architect can help you build a better business.

The Architecture Happy Hour

Grab a drink and unwind with Laura Davis and Larry Paschall, principals of HPD Architecture. This dynamic duo discuss everything from finding a contractor to working abroad. We were especially delighted to find an episode about becoming a mentor!

Archispeak

Each episode, Evan Troxel, Neal Pann, and Cormac Phalen get together for a casual conversation about all things architecture. The trio often weighs in on trending topics—including licensure at graduation (episode 36) and the how to survive in architecture school (episode 97).

DnA: Design & Architecture

The popular podcast explores architectural trends in the modern age. Host Frances Anderton chats with designers and users about the latest trends in Los Angeles and beyond, revealing how design can shape our world. For additional inspiration, head to the show’s eponymous blog, Design & Architecture.