MODERN PRACTICE SERIES Ep2 – Eponymous Architecture (continued)



After more than two decades of working for other architects, John decided to step out on his own. In part 2 he recounts the move from moonlighting to starting Eponymous Architecture and his early client work. He shares the difficulties he’s faced along the way, how he’s structured his life and practice, where he’s been finding new projects, and even a few unexpected advantages of going solo. This is a window into the early days of starting an architecture firm from nothing.

Topics discussed:
1:01 Testing the waters
1:59 Making the leap
3:51 The Lean Startup – Software + Hardware
5:37 Challenges of Sole Practice
8:30 Material library (in a small space)
9:47 Becoming a Better Architect
11:49 Your Portfolio (of someone else’s work)
15:21 One Year. Enough time?
17:02 Why Eponymous?

**Did you miss part 1? Here’s the link: https://youtu.be/yOAIf6WX6mY

In the Modern Practice series, Eric Reinholdt of 30X40 Design Workshop, interviews architects and design professionals and asks them to share the choices, challenges, successes and failures that have shaped their careers. It’s a rare and candid look into the struggles designers and architects face as we seek to become licensed professionals and a life of true, creative fulfillment.

Learn more about Eponymous Architecture: http://eponymousad.com/

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