How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects’ Best Practices

How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects' Best Practices

How to Succeed in Architecture: Project Architects’ Best Practices

What it’s About

The role of a Project Architect is that of master communicator, team leader and designer. Coordinating the needs of many different professionals and often interfacing with clients directly, this role requires attention to details, the ability to multitask, and lots of patience.
In this episode of How to Succeed in Architecture, we will hear from Architects who fulfill this role at EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Handel Architects and HMC Architects. They will share their advice on how to best move a project along, interact with people and keep their cool under pressure.

Who is Presenting

Evan Troxel, is an architectural designer specializing in public works projects that include K-12 schools, community college and university projects, as well as civic and other institutional projects in development at HMC Architects in Southern California: He is also the founder of Method Digital Training and one third of the team behind Archispeak, a weekly “podcast that dares to peek under the architectural kimono.” and

Matthew Boone is a licensed architect with close to ten years of professional practice experience. As a Job Captain with EDG Interior Architecture + Design, Matthew takes advantage of his design sensibilities and technical expertise in the conceptual framing of projects, development of details, coordination of consultants and managing of internal and external teams. Matthew’s solid rapport with clients ensure that their investments and the team’s design vision all coalesce into innovative hospitality projects. The son of an established California architect, he has a Bachelor Architecture from California Polytechnic State University and has practiced in Chicago and the San Francisco Bay Area, working with clients ranging from Hyatt to Google. Matthew is passionate about photography, cooking, beer brewing and travel, all of which inspire the way he views projects and the world.

William Ogle is a Project Designer Architect at Handel Architects and oversees the firm’s design technology division West Coast operations from the San Francisco office. Mr. Ogle’s projects include residential, hospitality, and mixed-use buildings in cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, and Abu Dhabi. Notable projects and roles include associate architect for the Princess Kaiulani hotel in Waikiki; construction administration for the recently opened Rosewood Abu Dhabi luxury hotel and residential development on the coast in Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining the San Francisco office in 2012, Mr.Ogle was a Designer at HOK. While at HOK Mr. Ogle collaborated on a number of mixed use city planning and hospital projects including the winning design for the Zhengzhou mixed use campus in China and designing the Kaiser Redwood city Hospital.
Mr.Ogle’s projects have received recognition both locally and abroad and have been published for both the Hero design for Autodesk Showcase 2013 and for the NanoCity project in India.
Mr. Ogle holds his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Florida and his Master of Architecture from University of California Berkeley. He is a committee member of the USGBC San Francisco Chapter.

Who Should Attend

This Hangout will offer food for thought to any Architect interested in project management and team leadership. If you are a Project Architect or looking to move into that role, this episode of How to Succeed in Architecture is for you.


  1. For those who could not follow our broadcast live, here's the recording of our Google Hang Out On Air on the Best Practices for Project Architects. Our panelists from Archispeak Podcast, Handel Architects and EDG Interior Architecture + Design were awesome!

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