Lifting Your Weight with Anthony Owens

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Anthony Owens

Anthony Owens didn’t know that he wanted to be an architect when he grew up. After having seen Ironman, his initial thought was that he wanted to become a mechanical engineer. 

However, building an Ironman suit seemed a little unrealistic, and by the time he graduated high school, Anthony knew that he had to decide on a more feasible career path. An uncle suggested that since Anthony was interested in both art and engineering, he should look into architecture school, and that’s what he did. 

In today’s interview, Anthony discusses architecture school, what he did after architecture school, and what types of projects he works on now.

Anthony also discusses his interest in weightlifting what he’s learned from researching different gyms, and more. Listen in to hear what Anthony has to say about his journey as an architect and as a weightlifter. 

What You’ll Hear on This Episode  

  • What inspired Anthony to pursue architecture
  • What Anthony thought about his architecture school
  • What’s happened since Anthony graduated from architecture school in 2018
  • How working from home has been for Anthony
  • What projects Anthony is working on
  • What Anthony learned from doing research about Planet Fitness
  • How Anthony’s fitness endeavors got started
  • What Anthony knows now that he didn’t know then
  • The resource Anthony can’t live without
  • Anthony’s best time-saving trick
  • Where listeners can find Anthony

Top 3 Takeaways from This Episode

  1. Find your niche.
  2. Learn as much as you can.
  3. Try to prepare yourself for whatever happens. 

Anthony Owens’s Advice for Aspiring Architects

“One piece of advice I have for everybody is find what you like in the field of architecture, learn it, and do it. 

Favorite Quotes

“What I know today is that things will happen no matter what, but the only thing you can do is make sure that you are prepared.” –Anthony Owens on what he knows today that he didn’t know back then

“As soon as we went out of quarantine, I went on Amazon and bought a dry erase decal board.” –Anthony Owens on the resource he can’t live without

“Write things down, and write them big.” –Anthony Owens on his best time-saving trick

Resources Mentioned in the Show:

Anthony Owens on Twitter



Michael Riscica

Michael Riscica is a Licensed Architect, and the creator of Young Architect, an online platform and community dedicated to helping the next generation of Architects become the most successful generation of Architects. 
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