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Business of Architecture UK Podcast

Aug 5, 2022

Many architects are curious about getting involved in the development side of projects, but don't know where to start.

In this episode, Ben Richards, Development Director of XP Property and Managing Director of AURA Architecture, gives ample context on how setting up his architectural practice on auto-pilot has served as a blueprint for other development and investment strategies.

Rion Willard speaks with Ben further about his journey in creating a stellar entrepreneurial ecosystem involving architecture, development, business acumen, marketing, and even playing poker!

Ben has 12 years of experience in the construction industry working for Architects and Structural Engineers. He received his Masters Degree in Architectural Engineering from Cardiff University, began AURA in 2014 before co-founding XP Property and XP Surveys. He has also been a member of the BRE Academy helping provide 'Education for Excellence in the built environment.'

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