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Russell M. Henderson (Architect Russell) and Jason Boyle This is the eighth recorded episode of The Broke Architect Podcast brought to you by the Global Architect Alliance (GAA) 

In this episode RIBA Nuclear Architect, Jason Boyle talk to Russell M. Henderson  also known as Architect Russell, a British Architect who works in Tanzania.

Russell Reveals the true story of how to get work as an architect abroad on 4 continents. The successes and struggles, including salaries, getting made redundant, job interviews, being broke, Student loans, university grants, jobless, homeless, and scammed before finally building wealth to financial freedom. All thanks to his relentless pursuit of how to get work as an architect in any country before making his way to Tanzania. This video was taken from the Broke Architect podcast with Jason Boyle.


The Broke Architect with Jason Boyle and Architect Russell



Content includes:

Grants and Fees

First Job at Structural Engineers

First Job Salary

ay Release Civil Engineering UK

First job at Architecture Practice UK

Salary RIBA Part 1 job UK

Leaving job to go back to University

Further Education Loan

Job Offers after Diploma UK (RIBA Part 2)

Salary at Large Architecture Practice UK (RIBA Part 2)

Working a job while studying Part 3

Working Visas for Australia

Redundancies and recession

Summery of UK Salaries

Redundancy Pay

Leaving the UK

Getting Work in Bangkok, Thailand

Salary working in Bangkok, Thailand

Leaving job in Bangkok, Thailand

Struggling to find job in Bangkok, Thailand

Struggling with no job or money in Bangkok, Thailand

Homeless 20:20 Moving to Australia to find a job

Finding job in Australia 22:25 Salary for job in Australia

Debt Free

Frozen Bank Accoun

Losing Architect Licence

Landing a job in Tanzania


Lessons Learned / Looking Back


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Russell M. Henderson (Architect Russell) and Jason Boyle

Russell M. Henderson (Architect Russell) and Jason Boyle



📐Russell M. Henderson is a practicing RIBA Chartered Architect based in Tanzania, East Africa.

🎥Russell (Architect Russell) also makes videos on YouTube , TikTok  Instagram & Skillshare  sharing thoughtful, honest and pragmatic knowledge while working and living abroad.

Architect Russell Uncensored is podcast talking about an architects life unfiltered. From the over long education of 7 years to controversial topics such as RIBA and ARB to unusual architect experience abroad like working in Bangkok and Tanzania. This is content never before released on any platform and you can only get it here first. The truth through the eyes of Architect Russell, unfiltered and uncensored.

Learn More:

Architect Work Experience in UK

Architect’s Life in Bangkok, Thailand Podcast

African Vernacular Architecture- Be Practical

Climatically Driven Architecture in Dar Es Salaam

Architecture of Brazilia: Architect’s Trip of a Lifetime

Working In Africa: Learn Quicker Than The West



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