Architecture Professor of Practice Michael Kothke Featured in New Tracing Architecture Podcast
Michael Kothke, associate professor of practice in the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona, was featured in the inaugural episode of Tracing Architecture, a podcast that explores the layers of architecture as a profession and a passion by the American Institute of Architects Phoenix Metro chapter.
"Being an architect is a job at the end of the day, and architects are people with lives and passions beyond the profession," says the podcast. "Some of these passions are directly tied to what makes people want to be architects, and others are complete releases from the profession entirely. We’ll talk about all of the things people do when they’re not in the studio in this live recording from February 2020." Participants in addition to Kothke are Shawn Swisher, Karin Santiago, James Wesala, Matthew Tehan and Diane Jacobs, principal at Holly Street Studios in Phoenix and a University of Arizona alumna.
Kothke, who joined CAPLA in 2006, is a studio coordinator and course lecturer. Over the last 14 years he has taught at every year level of the Bachelor of Architecture curriculum, from Foundation to Capstone, and is currently the ARC202 and ARC401 coordinator. Kothke holds a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University and is a licensed architect who has contributed to award-winning projects in Canada and the U.S. HK Associates believes in the power of thoughtful design to enrich life, and views every project as an opportunity to create something meaningful. Good design, when tuned to place, is inherently sustainable.