the show

The Midnight Charette is an explicit podcast about design and the everyday. Hosted by Architects David Lee and Marina Bourderonnet, it features a variety of creative professionals as guests in unscripted and long-format interviews, allowing for thoughtful takes and more personal discussions. Honesty and humor are used to cover a wide array of subjects: some episodes are reviews of projects, technologies, designs and movies; while others are helpful guides, interviews, or explorations of everyday life.

The Midnight Charette is available for free on iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, and all other Podcast directories. We hope you find The Midnight Charette entertaining and thought provoking.

David & Marina


David Lee is an Architect with a Master of Urban Design. He has worked in numerous offices on a variety of project types and currently teaches undergraduate architecture in Southern California. He loves to drink vegetables and hates to eat them.

Marina Bourderonnet is a French Architectural Designer. She has studied sculpture and art, worked in many different architecture offices in New York City and Paris, and currently lives in Southern California. She loves cheese and hates “so many things.”


cha·rette - \sheret\ : the intense final effort made by architectural designers to complete their solutions to a given architectural problem in an allotted time or the period in which such an effort is made