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.

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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.

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