Antoine Predock, FAIA on Choreography of Architecture
The 62nd AIA Gold Medalist, Predock has been described as designing
buildings that grow out of their unique landscapes, creating symbols
that are fearlessly expressive and sincere, simultaneously complex and
guileless. It has been said by many that Predock’s work joins the “mind”
of architecture with the “body,” and embeds both with a sense of
spirituality that connects the land, the space, the client, and society
The scale of Predock’s work ranges from the famed Turtle Creek house,
built in 1993 for bird enthusiasts along a prehistoric trail in Texas,
to a $285 million ballpark for the San Diego Padres that reinvents the
concept of a stadium as a “garden” rather than a sports complex. His
masterful integration of contemporary work in historical context, a
skill for which he is well-known, is apparent in his buildings at
Stanford and Rice Universities. Predock’s influence also reaches
international sites, namely the new National Palace Museum in Taiwan.
Antoine Predock, FAIA, recipient of the 2006 AIA Gold Medal spoke with
the AIA Podcast Network’s Phil Simon about his design insights and
R.K. Stewart, FAIA spoke with the AIA Podcast Network’s Phil Simon, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications about sustainability and architecture.
Sustainability and Architecture
R.K. Stewart, FAIA a principal at Gensler Architecture, Design and Planning Worldwide, the 2006 American Institute of Architects (AIA) first vice president/president-elect and 2007 Institute president-elect-elect. He has served as a two-term AIA vice president. Prior AIA service also includes a term as California regional director, president of AIA San Francisco, and president of AIA California Council.
His vision for the AIA will focus on providing greater support for emerging professionals, promoting diversity within AIA membership, incorporating more efficient and sustainable design strategies, developing new project delivery methods, and achieving new levels of influence at the local, state, and federal government levels.
Participation, Collaboration, and Inspiration in the Design Process
Moore Ruble Yudell is an award-winning interdisciplinary design studio known for its collaborative approach. Four principals from Moore Ruble Yudell (Jeanne Chen, Michael S. Martin, Neal Matsuno, and Mario Violich) spoke with the AIA Podcast Network’s Phil Simon, Managing Director, Marketing and Communications to discuss the unique culture and organization that have brought the firm such success.
Exploring an Integrated, Humanistic Approach to Design
In a discussion led by the AIA Podcast Network’s Phil Simon, Managing Director, Marketing and Promotion, two principals (Krista Becker and James Mary O’Connor) from the award-winning firm Moore Ruble Yudell join founders John Ruble and Buzz Yudell to discuss the basic tenets of the firm’s culturally and environmentally sensitive approach to design.
The Architect as Civic and Community Leader
Ambassador Richard Nelson Swett, FAIA and author of Leadership by Design: Creating an Architecture of Trust, spoke with the AIA Podcast Networks Phil Simon, Managing Director, Marketing and Promotion, to discuss leadership principles and important diplomatic and negotiating skills while he encourages architects to take up civic engagement.
In-Phil Architecture: How Technology Can Complement Building
Hagy Belzberg, AIA, broke the mold with the design of his luxurious and polished restaurant Patina, located in Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. Recently, Mr. Belzberg spoke with the AIA Podcast Network’s Phil Simon, Managing Director, Marketing and Promotion, about the future of design using the latest in technology.