The Value of Architects Beyond Traditional Practice

Jake Rudin is a strategic thinker and designer with a decade of experience in building things from the ground up. At Adidas, he leads teams in Computational Design, Digital Technologies, and Pattern Engineering. He also runs Out of Architecture, a career consulting firm helping designers apply their incredible talents in untraditional ways.

He has a passion for sustainably growing teams in design and innovation and is always interested in helping others grow their passion projects as a mentor, coach or advisor.

Previously, Jake was the Director of Business Development at an EdTech Startup, worked around the world as a designer for top architecture and design firms, and taught extensively in the architecture and design fields.

Erin Pellegrino is a strategist, designer and registered architect with a decade of experience in the fields of design, business development and creative consulting. She currently works as the founder and principal of Matter, a design firm that solves problems that span from brand and digital experiences to the built environment. She is also the co-founder of Out of Architecture, a career consulting firm that helps designers explore non-traditional methods of practice.

She has worked extensively in the venture and start-up space in the Northeast, with early stage companies as well as vc funds on design, visual and narrative strategy and brand development. Her practice, Matter, has completed award-winning work in architecture, product and brand design and has been recognized globally for their work.

Erin has taught and coached extensively in architecture and design fields at universities including Harvard, Cornell, Parsons, The City University of New York and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She holds a M.Arch II from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University and her MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology.

This week on EntreArchitect Podcast, The Value of Architects Beyond Traditional Practice with Erin Pellegrino and Jake Rudin.

Learn more about Erin and Jake at Out of Architecture, check out the book, or follow them on LinkedInTikTok, and Instagram.

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