Podcast Episode

Do Fresh Architecture Grads Have A Say When Starting Out? (W/ ArchiDabble)

Graduating from Architecture School soon? You would want to tune in as I discuss all things relating to the challenges faced as fresh grads and how we can respond to the various issues that may be faced when starting out.

Jul 22, 2022

I chat with the creators behind the architecture content platform ArchiDabble - 3 students studying architecture based in the UK, comprising of Sude, Linda and Elif from the University of Westminster.

Scroll down for the show notes.

Show Notes

Timestamps link to Youtube video

In this episode:

[01:34] - What were the highlights for the ArchiDabble trio this past year

[03:36] - What made Sude, Linda and Elif start ArchiDabble? How did it start?

[07:18] - Challenges faced as content creators?

[13:17] - My advice for budding content creators

[13:36] - Highlights of ArchiDabbles's content creation journey?

[18:29] - What the trio thinks their best things they have put out on ArchiDabble is (in terms of vanity metrics and/or content)

[21:38] - Future plans for ArchiDabble?

[27:36] - What the trio see are problems with the Architectural industry

[30:33] - "Do I have the luxury of choosing to say no to poor work cultures ie. working unpaid overtime as a fresh grad?"

[34:47] - Why I believe things are changing for the better for the Architectural industry

[35:46] - How can we raise our value as Architects?

[36:49] - 7 percent of young architecture designers in Singapore are considering to leave in 3 years time

[37:46] - What I am working on to tackle the issue of brain drain in the industry

[40:52] - "As a Part 1 Architectural Assistant in the UK, we're just at the bottom of the food chain, how much of a say do we have with regards to work practices?"

[44:56] - Advice for young architectural students, designers and graduates

About ArchiDabble:

ArchiDabble is a architecture content platform by 3 students studying architecture based in the UK, comprising of Sude, Linda and Elif from the University of Westminster. Sude & Elif study on the Architecture BA course and Linda studies Architecture & Environmental Design BSc. The platform was started back when they have had just finished first year of our undergraduate with the intention of providing extra support for current and upcoming architecture students alongside their studies.

Follow ArchiDabble:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/archidabble/

Website: https://www.archidabble.com/

About the show

Architecture Siol! is a podcast from Gabriel Chek featuring Stories, Issues, Opportunities, Learnings within Architecture.

Tune in as Gabriel chats with fellow architects, designers and students to discover more about them and their ‘badass’ work in the architectural industry in Singapore and beyond.

siol - Singaporean slang (Singlish). Commonly used at the end of a sentence to emphasize the 'badass' qualities of someone/something.

If you would like to join me as a podcast guest, feel free to contact me.

Subscribe so you do not miss an episode:

Check out my other episodes

From Architecture Practice to Education (Interview w Lee Siang, SUTD ASD) | S3E5

Considering a career in architectural education after years of practice? Tune in to this podcast episode with Lee Siang on how he did it.

Public Housing & Raising A Child in Singapore (feat. Shanty) | S3E4

Always wondered what an Architects does for public housing projects? Hear from Shanty, my colleague from Surbana Jurong in this episode.

Clarity Through Life - Starting An Architecture Practice w Alvin Liau | S3E3

Wonder how and why young Architects start their own practice? Hear how Alvin, Principal Architect at Prose Architects did it and more.

Creating Impact Through Participatory Design w Larry Yeung | S3E2

Curious about Participatory Design and how it is a growing practice in Singapore? Watch this interview to find out more.

Bouncing Back from Discrimination as a Young Female Architect w Jean Cheong | S3E1

In the first ever episode of the Architecture Siol! podcast, I chat with Jean Cheong, Technical Director Head, Architecture & Planning of WSP and Co-Chair of the Young Architect's League Singapore and discuss on her architecture story, the issues she faced and learnings she had along the way.

How Can We Showcase Architecture Portfolios Better? (w Jacek Urbanowicz)

Looking to showcase your portfolios to your prospective employers? Want to have an easier way to create and upkeep your project showcase online? If yes, watch this episode.

Why Should Architects Document Their Projects? (w DSmith Alexander)

Looking to get clients or increase your online presence as an architect? If yes, you would want to watch this episode!

Bridging The Gap Between Architectural Education And Practice (W/Chris Simmons)

If you're a fresh architecture graduate looking to bridge your gap in education vs practice - this episode is for you!

Fulfilling Your Potential As Young Architects (W Ines Hemmings)

Looking to explore alternative careers in architecture or seeking ways to realise your true potential as an architecture designer? This episode is for you.

Starting Out In Content Creation (W/ Baran Demir, Arkitolks)

If you're a architectural designer looking to start your own side projects, create content and document your architecture journey to share online, this episode is for you.

Online Learning For Young Architects (With Vikas Pawar, Rethinking The Future/Eduwik)

Want to learn architecture online? Catch this episode where I chat with the founder of popular learning platform Eduwik.

Business Development In Architecture W/ Sara Kolata

If you're a young architect looking to create and develop business opportunities, this episode is for you!

What Is Social Architecture About? (w/ Dr. Chong Keng Hua)

What is Social Architecture? Why is it important? Listen to this episode to learn more...

Content Creation In Architecture (w/ Omar @Archi_tea)

Hear how and why Omar started his content creation journey in architecture and why you should get started too!

Building Identity Through Architecture (w/ Lara Abou Znad)

Hear about the Lara's story of her experiences in Lebanon, especially post crisis in 2022 and how the architecture played an important role in rebuilding the city.

Climate Displacement In Architecture (w/ Ben Harrell)

Discover why and how Benjamin is passionate about mitigating the effects climate displacement through his architectural design projects.

Exploring Other Passions On Top Of Architecture (w Robyn)

In this episode, we cover some tips and reasons to spend time outside of studio and have a decent social life apart from architecture.

Introversion in Architecture School (w Shreya Sinha)

Introverted in Architecture School? We discuss how to step out of the comfort zone.

Dealing with 9-9-6 Culture in Architectural Practice (w Seb @TheArchiTorture)

If you are an architectural graduate starting out in the industry, this episode is for you.