Loope Kicks Off New AIA Series

Ryc Loope, FAIA

Ryc Loope, FAIA

The American Institute of Architects chose R. Nicholas “Ryc” Loope, FAIA to open a new podcast series they launched last week.  As part of their “navigating the economy” initiative, the intention is to prepare architects – many of whom have been throttled by the economic reversal – to rebound.

The podcast covers everything from how the capital markets collapsed to what the future of the industry holds.  Mr. Loope also evaluates President Obama’s stimulus plan [“it offers a little help to architects”].

Ryc draws on his own experience to provide a strategy for architects to hold their ground, and lists alternative outlets to focus their energy and keep projects coming in.  He has followed a triple career: architect, educator, and businessman.  Ryc currently heads his own Phoenix-based architecture office, consults on business issues to other firms, and is a partner of HL Design-Build. 

Ryc has been our repeat client – first when he headed Taliesin Architects, and most recently as the director of the Master of Real Estate Development program at Arizona State University.  The podcast is available through the AIA, free of charge, and can be downloaded here.