Episode 443

Using Your Architectural Super Powers Outside of Architecture with Jake Rudin and Erin Pellegrino

Jackie SageDec 12, 2022

This week, I'm speaking with Jake Rudin and Erin Pellegrino, Founders of Out of Architecture, a career consulting firm interested in exploring the value of their skills both in and out of the architectural profession.

Jake has a decade of experience in building things from the ground up. At Adidas, he leads teams in Computational Design, Digital Technologies, and Pattern Engineering.

Previously, Jake was the Director of Business Development at an EdTech Startup, worked around the world as a designer for top architecture and design firms, and taught extensively in the architecture and design fields.

Erin is a designer and registered architect with a decade of experience in the fields of design, business development, and creative consulting. She currently works as the Founder and Principal of Matter, a design firm that solves problems that span from brand and digital experiences to the built environment.

Erin has worked extensively in the venture and start-up space in the Northeast, with early-stage companies as well as VC funds on design, visual, narrative strategy, and brand development.

She has also taught and coached in architecture and design fields at universities including Harvard, Cornell, Parsons, The City University of New York and the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

In this episode, Jake and Erin discuss the disconnect between architecture education and the profession, how our skills and training can be invaluable to many different roles in different industries, and how you can create and design an architecture career that fits you.

  • We speak about their new book Out of Architecture, why many firms are losing out on talent and talent retention due to their hiring processes
  • We discuss the challenges that university education faces with the education of the architect 
  • And we discuss the taboo or concerns that some young architects may face simply because they are part of a network that is exploring possibilities outside of the traditional profession 

Get in touch with Erin and Jake via their:

Website: https://www.outofarchitecture.com/

Erin's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/erin-pellegrino/

Jake's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jakerudin/

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Enoch Bartlett Sears is the founder of the Architect Business Institute, Business of Architecture and co-founder of the Architect Marketing Institute. He helps architects become category leaders in their market. Enoch hosts the #1 rated interview podcast for architects, the Business of Architecture Show where prominent guests like M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. and Thom Mayne share tips and strategies for success in architecture.


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