From Philosophy to Architecture
This week, we speak with the Principal Architect at Meltzer/Mandl Architects, Eli Y. Meltzer.
Eli transitioned from a background in Philosophy to Architecture and shares his entire journey in this episode. He specializes in the housing space and has vast expertise in New York City Building Codes & regulations. He’s also a published author and has given seminars and workshops at international conferences on Jewish Infrastructure Capital Projects.
In this episode, we learn about Eli’s journey, the importance of affordable housing, philosophy and how different Architecture is going to be post-pandemic, design tech, homes being more multi-functional, his plans for the future, and a whole lot more in this episode.
We also have a special section called Dissect the project wherein Eli runs us through one of his favorite projects “The Roscoe Brown Apartments.”
01:25 Eli’s journey as an architect
07:40 Working with other firms
12:23 How Eli explores design
14:00 Talks about Roscoe Brown Apartments
22:08 How technology is helping
23:59 Incorporating scripting into projects
26:05 Architecture and Philosophy
27:56 Effect of pandemic on architects
32:59 Designing future homes with technology
37:42 Architecture and affordable housing for homeless
42:50 Affordable housing & box buildings
48:31 Will education change in Architecture school
52:19 Sustainability in projects
59:24 Future plans for the firm
01:01:46 Dialogue with the community staying at your project
01:03:49 Quickfire round Book inspiration
01:03:59 What’s on your playlist?
01:04:16 Favorite city
01:04:52 Daily routine
01:07:28 Thank you address