Episode 81 - Developing Out of Policy with Chris Megowan from Megowan Architectural

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Chris Megowan from Megowan Architectural

In this episode we talk about:

  • Chris grew up in the West Valley of Los Angeles and shares some interesting facts about his childhood.

  • As the son of a mechanical engineer, Chris always had an interest in studying architecture.

  • Chris started out in the music industry however he jumped ship into the Architecture program at USCA.

  • The process of getting your Architectural Degree in the US, which is a 5 year process.

  • Chris’ first project and how he learnt to translate an idea into something that is buildable.

  • The beginnings of Megowan Architectural.

  • The impact policy has on build form and, working within these statutes in the US.

  • Developing out of policy, planning around policy, all which have an impact on the community being established.

  • Chris came to Melbourne 14 years ago for a backpacking adventure and never left. He now has a wife and children here in Melbourne.

  • Chris’ reflections on the status of the building and construction industry over the last couple years

  • He believes there has been a 30% increase in inflationary building costs and how Chris has managed this transparency through honest conversations with clients.

  • Chris’ tips for working collaboratively with builders, trades and his approach to tendering.

  • Trust is the most valuable commodity in a building site.

  • The role of a Supervisor on site and the value and importance of this role.

  • The future for Megowan Architectural.

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Chris Megowan from Megowan Architectural.


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