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Evan Troxel, AIA

Architect and director of architectural community at Tect. Host of Peopleverse podcast, Archispeak podcast. and TRXL podcast. Bettering the architectural profession!

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Peopleverse 019: Dena Prastos, AIA

Dena Prastos, AIA of Indigo River joins the podcast to talk about her multidisciplinary background and approach to a career in architecture. The bulk of this conversation is about how architects can and should differentiate their practice using...

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Peopleverse 018: Kyle Morck

In this episode Kyle Morck of Reynolds+Myers shares his insight into modern marketing strategies for building product manufacturers. Key takeaways...

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Peopleverse 017: Shannon DeFranza

Special guest Shannon DeFranza, AIAS, Assoc. AIA, NOMA joins the Peopleverse after serving her term as National Vice President of the American...

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Peopleverse 016: Michael Chambers

Michael Chambers, FAIA of MCA Specifications joins the Peopleverse podcast live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of...

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Peopleverse 015: William Mandara Jr

Special guest William Mandara Jr, AIA of Mancini Duffy joins the Peopleverse to talk about a project that is sure to become an icon. It’s called TSX...

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Peopleverse 014: Mohammed Atif Shehzad

Mohammed Atif Shehzad of Atriade joins the Peopleverse podcast live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects...

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Peopleverse 013: David Corle

Glass aficionado David Corle joins the Peopleverse to talk about the benefits of engaging a product expert early in the life of a project and to...

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Peopleverse 012: Mike Kunard

Mike Kunard of Hidden Step Marketing joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National...

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Peopleverse 011: Gina Almaguer

Gina Almaguer of Ortal Fireplaces joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National...

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Peopleverse 010: Alex Housten

Alex Housten of dormakaba Americas joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National...

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Evan Troxel, AIA

Evan Troxel, AIA

Architect and director of architectural community at Tect. Host of Peopleverse podcast, Archispeak podcast. and TRXL podcast. Bettering the architectural profession!

Recent posts by Evan Troxel, AIA

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Peopleverse 019: Dena Prastos, AIA

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Nov 9, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Dena Prastos, AIA of Indigo River joins the podcast to talk about her multidisciplinary background and approach to a career in architecture. The bulk of this conversation is about how architects can and should differentiate their practice using examples from her waterfront-focused work and about the value of architects through specialization during changing times, among many other important topics listed in the notes.

 

Topics: architects architects & engineers podcast peopleverse
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Peopleverse 018: Kyle Morck

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Oct 26, 2022 7:00:00 AM

In this episode Kyle Morck of Reynolds+Myers shares his insight into modern marketing strategies for building product manufacturers. Key takeaways from this discussion are how product manufacturing marketing and sales teams should be moving beyond design professionals as "lead gen", how marketing and sales should be differentiated for results, the only worthwhile marketing BPM's should be doing, and how these teams can be best prepared to interact with architects and design professionals early in the design process when it matters most in order to build long term relationships.

 

Topics: architects architects & engineers podcast peopleverse manufacturer AIA relationship marketing
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Peopleverse 017: Shannon DeFranza

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Oct 12, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Special guest Shannon DeFranza, AIAS, Assoc. AIA, NOMA joins the Peopleverse after serving her term as National Vice President of the American Institute of Architecture Students to discuss her perspective of the architectural profession and the larger building industry as a recent graduate and emerging professional.

 

Topics: architects podcast peopleverse students emerging professionals
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Peopleverse 016: Michael Chambers

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Sep 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Michael Chambers, FAIA of MCA Specifications joins the Peopleverse podcast live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture which took place on June 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois.

In this episode Michael gives an introductory master class into the specification process on projects. He not only shares useful information for architects and specifiers, but for building product reps and manufacturers as well.

Topics: architects podcast peopleverse specifications relationship consultant
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Peopleverse 015: William Mandara Jr

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Sep 14, 2022 6:51:47 AM

Special guest William Mandara Jr, AIA of Mancini Duffy joins the Peopleverse to talk about a project that is sure to become an icon. It’s called TSX Broadway and it’s located at Times Square in New York City. Listen in as we go behind the scenes from the very beginning of the feasibility studies all the way through construction with some fantastic stories along the way of this project that’s part historic Broadway theater, part high-rise hotel, part multi-event venue, and part performance backdrop situated at the “Crossroads of the World”.

Topics: architects podcast peopleverse developer
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Peopleverse 014: Mohammed Atif Shehzad

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Aug 31, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Mohammed Atif Shehzad of Atriade joins the Peopleverse podcast live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture which took place on June 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois. 

In this episode we discuss the value of leveraging relationships between design professionals and experts early to remove friction from the design process in regards to the complex nature of physical building security.

Topics: podcast peopleverse specifications relationship consultant
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Peopleverse 013: David Corle

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Aug 17, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Glass aficionado David Corle joins the Peopleverse to talk about the benefits of engaging a product expert early in the life of a project and to share his knowledge and passion for glass.

This are so many great bits of information for design professionals to glean in this episode that open up design possibilities, expose things everyone should be aware of in the product category, and learn significant ways to save money on projects. 

Topics: podcast peopleverse supply manufacturer
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Peopleverse 012: Mike Kunard

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Aug 10, 2022 7:00:00 AM

Mike Kunard of Hidden Step Marketing joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture which took place on June 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois. 

In this episode we discuss Mike's role working with building product manufacturers to help them more effectively bridge the gap and reach design professionals. Building product manufacturers will not want to miss Mike's insight when it comes to getting found, communicating effectively, and getting invited to projects early.

For architects and design professionals it's reassuring to learn that people like Mike are out there, understanding what we need to give our design intent the best chances of surviving throughout the design and build process.

Learn more about Mike and add him to your Peopleverse.

Topics: podcast peopleverse supply manufacturer relationship marketing
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Peopleverse 011: Gina Almaguer

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Aug 3, 2022 8:00:00 AM

Gina Almaguer of Ortal Fireplaces joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture which took place on June 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois.

In this episode Gina and Evan discuss how the element of fire has evolved in the digital age. They also talk about how fire can be used in new, unexpected ways as a tool in a design professional's toolbox.

Topics: podcast peopleverse supply manufacturer relationship marketing
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Peopleverse 010: Alex Housten

By Evan Troxel, AIA on Jul 21, 2022 6:00:00 AM

Alex Housten of dormakaba Americas joins the Peopleverse live from the Tect booth in the expo hall at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture which took place on June 23-25 in Chicago, Illinois. We discuss how the team at dormakaba is engaging to better serve architects during design with all-things building access.

After listening to this episode you'll likely think of door hardware, access control, safety, and security differently than before.

Topics: podcast peopleverse supply manufacturer relationship