Episode 498

Balancing Design and Dollars; Navigating the Business of Architecture with Rion Willard & Jason Boyle of the Broke Architect Podcast

Jackie SageJan 1, 2024

Architects often grapple with a unique set of challenges, balancing their creative aspirations with the stark realities of financial and business pressures. Navigating this complex landscape can be daunting, as they strive to build both inspiring spaces and sustainable careers. As a guest on the third series of the “Broke Architect” podcast, Rion Willard treats listeners to a wealth of insights and thought-provoking discussions revolving around these challenges in the architectural industry. 

The episode delves into the multifaceted opportunities that architects face in today's dynamic world, exploring the intricate balance between passion for design and the pragmatic aspects of running a successful architecture business. With a special focus on financial acumen, the podcast sheds light on the often-neglected side of architecture – the business and economics of the practice. Guests share their journeys, revealing transformative experiences and key decisions that shaped their careers.

  • Discover how financial savvy can revolutionize an architect's career and practice.
  • Learn about the surprising link between personal hardships and professional growth.
  • Uncover the potential of integrating business acumen with architectural creativity.
  • Hear a unique perspective on the importance of work-life balance in the architectural world.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in the intersection of architecture, business, and personal development.

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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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