Episode 137: MASS Design Group Business Evolution Why do we need a non-profit architecture business model?A Model of Architecture for Society (MASS) Design Group was founded in 2008 as a non-profit organization with the mission to research, design, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we sit down with Patricia Gruits, AIA, Co-Executive Director and Ashley Marsh, Senior Director to learn about how MASS has experienced and moved towards growth in recent years. Patricia and Ashley share why MASS is a nonprofit architecture firm and how their specific business model challenges others to think differently. “Being a nonprofit allows us to challenge policymakers, challenge developers, challenge communities to think more radically, more equitably, more sustainably, about what the potential of the built environment is. That space for failure and learning is something nonprofits are very, very interested in.” - Ashley Marsh To wrap up the episode, Patricia notes the ways the MASS continues to evolve and adapt through challenges. Plus, Patricia and Ashley share their perspective about the reality and reward of the profession — including the significant impact relationships have on each individual's experience at work. Tune in next week for an episode on a new report titled “New Realities: Employee Wellness and Organizational Culture in Design Firms.”Guests:Patricia Gruits, AIA, the Co-Executive Director of MASS Design Group believes that design is a tool to envision a better world — one that is just and beautiful for all people and our shared planet. Patricia also supports the strategy, development, operations and design practice across the North America studios. She works in concert with studio principals, lab leaders and designers, to navigate how architecture can address critical issues of Public Memory, Disability Justice, Food Systems, Native Communities, Climate Resilience, and Restorative Justice. In recognition of her outstanding contributions to architecture, Patricia received the 2020 Flansburgh Young Designer Award by the Boston Society for Architecture. Patricia also frequently speaks at national and local AIA events, including the AIA 2022 National Convention where MASS received the Architecture Firm Award. Ashley Marsh, RA, is a Senior Director of MASS Design Group and is responsible for securing strategically-aligned partners, supports, and funding to advance the mission and secure the long-term health of the organization. She guides the stewardship of existing relationships as well as the identification, qualification and cultivation of new ones. Ashley serves the North American studios by developing and driving earned income strategy and tactics, and has been with MASS Design Group since 2018. Ashley's early career specialized in consulting on the upstream stages of project and owner readiness, advising a spectrum of education, technology, creative and nonprofit organizations in design, strategy and change management capacities. She helped a public school in Oakland, California win a $10 million XQ Super School grant, was named ‘40 under 40' by the San Francisco Business Times, and was part of the team that wrote The Third Teacher–one of Fast Company's best design books of 2010. Ashley is a recipient of the Design Futures Council Emerging Leader award and serves on the Advisory Board of the Boston Architectural College.
Michael Poris, AIA, a founding principal at McIntosh Poris Architects, where he's led the charge on restoring Detroit's most iconic neighborhoods and landmark buildings.Since returning to the city in 1995, he has tirelessly worked to preserve the legacy of its beloved 20th-century architecture and historic districts while helping implement change through innovative design.His architectural leadership has transformed Detroit with groundbreaking projects, such as the Foundation Hotel and the East Riverfront Framework Plan, both recognized with numerous awards.The firm has gained over 130 design accolades, including 30 AIA Honor Awards and 70 Detroit Design Awards.For more information, you can visit: https://www.mcintoshporis.com/
This week David and Marina of FAME Architecture & Design discuss their stay at the Lighthus, a vacation rental home designed by Peripherie Design Studio's William Liow, AIA. The two cover the design of the home, the value of architecture, communicating to clients, what architects do, and more. Book the Lighthus here: http://lighthus-tahoe.com/ This episode is supported by Monograph • Enscape • Autodesk • Programa • Sky-Frame • Graphisoft SUBSCRIBE • Apple Podcasts • YouTube • Spotify CONNECT • Website: www.secondstudiopod.com • Office • Instagram • Facebook • Call or text questions to 213-222-6950 SUPPORT Leave a review EPISODE CATEGORIES • Interviews: Interviews with industry leaders. • Project Companion: Informative talks for clients. • Fellow Designer: Tips for designers. • After Hours: Casual conversations about everyday life. • Design Reviews: Reviews of creative projects and buildings.
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes Heather Dreves, the Director of Investor Relations and Fund Manager of Secured Investment Corporation. Together, they discuss the basics of investing in real estate debt. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
In this episode, Jeff Echols and Co-Host Katie Kangas welcomed Ryan McEnroe to Context & Clarity LIVE.Listen to the conversation as they talked with Ryan, architect, and leadership development guru. He's widely recognized as a Co-Founder of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program which is spreading to AIA components across the nation.If you enjoy this show, you can find similar content at Gābl Media.
Cybersecurity er det stadig sexet?I dagens afsnit har vi besøg af Morten Villadsen fra Infinigate Danmark A/S, som er en værdiskabende IT-sikkerhedsdistributør. Jeg får rodet mig ud i en analogi med en landsby på Island, hvor man kan se jorden flække og mærke rystelserne, og jeg sammenligner det med angreb over nettet, som kan være svære at se... -"Holder denne sammenligning?"Jeg lægger mig fladt ned og erkender blankt, at emnet er nørdet og for mig meget abstrakt! Men jeg elsker nørderi og derfor holder jeg fast i, at jeg ikke skal være barrieren for, hvem der er gæst i vores podcast! -"Som sagt så ofte, disse afsnit skaber vi sammen!" I denne podcast berører vi flere emner såsom Juniper Networks, Ironscales og CATO Networks, men sikkert også flere :) I kan som altid finde vores gæster på LinkedIn, ræk ud til dem eller os, hvis I vil høre mere.Find afsnittet i din ynglingspodcast app, hvis du vil høre det seneste og nyeste om alarm, sikring og sikkerhed, så lyt til Kontrolrummet: https://bit.ly/Cybersecurity-InfinigateLinks:www.infinigate.dk www.pladssikring.dkwww.sikringsbutik.dkGod fornøjelse med at lytte - del endelig denne podcast!Produktion: 360eyeworks ApS | Gorm Branderup & Christoffer Ransby | www.360eyeworks.com Gæster: Morten Villadsen | www.infinigate.dkJingles og underlægningsmusik: Henrik Pahlke Møller | www.henrikpahlke.dk Denne podcast er optaget og klippet ved email@example.com#podcastenkontrolrummet#podcasterdk#ViSikrerDinHverdag#LytOgDel
Today's episode feature's four esteemed thought leaders, each offering unique insights into altering perception and shaping reality: Bob Proctor (00:11 - 01:59) emphasizes the need to change paradigms, rooted in cumulative habits involving skill, knowledge, and desire. He highlights the role of genetic conditioning and urges us to transform our consciousness for different outcomes. Dr. Joe Dispenza (01:59 - 04:22) advocates for curiosity and experimentation as tools for personal growth. He discusses how reacting to external circumstances weakens individuals and introduces the power of combining clear intention with elevated emotion to create coherence in the brain and heart. Les Brown (04:22 - 07:28) shares a personal story of unwavering faith in the face of adversity, emphasizing the belief that all things work together for good. He illustrates the transformative potential of faith when tested. John Assaraf (07:28 - End) offers practical guidance on constructing positive neural pathways and habits. He introduces the "Take six, calm the circuits" exercise for stress deactivation and the AIA approach (Awareness, Intention, Action) for purposeful alignment with goals, ultimately shaping one's reality. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
As desert dwellers, water is always on our minds. As architects, water is an important part of the conversation when talking about responsible design. The final portion of the episode Desert Talks: Water was recorded live on October 25th, 2023. Four of our guests, Grady Gammage Jr., Erika Lynne Hanson, Stefanie Smallhouse, and Enrique Vivoni engaged in a dialogue sharing ideas, opinions, and knowledge on the topic of water, and other related issues that impact our desert living.
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes Sean Campbell, Managing Director and Head of Distribution of Valiant Litigation Finance. Together, they discuss litigation financing. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
Nach monatelanger Pause ist AiA wieder da – mit Jari, aber auch ohne Jari (endlich...). In seiner letzten Folge sprechen wir über die Anfänge von AiA und Jaris Abschied beim HSVH. Außerdem haben wir Leif Tissier ans Mikrofon geholt, um über Gott und die Welt zu quatschen. Betonung auf "quatschen". --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/hamburg-handball/message
Lawrence W. Speck is Senior Design Principal for the large (1400 person) architectural firm, Page, with offices in eighteen cities across the U.S. He is also a well-known design educator having been a faculty member in schools of architecture at M.I.T, University of Western Australia and University of Texas at Austin for many years. He served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin from 1992-2001.Speck has helped lead six major master planning projects for his home city, Austin, including master plans for a seven-mile stretch of the Colorado River as it moves through downtown, for a 40-block area around the Texas State Capital, and for the new Dell Medical School campus at UT Austin. He has also been the lead architect for two major park projects in downtown Houston—Discovery Green and Buffalo Bayou Park. In addition to designing many urban commercial buildings, Speck has been the lead designer for Austin Bergstrom International Airport Terminal (3 phases), Austin Convention Center (2 phases), and academic buildings on six university campuses.His work has been profiled in such popular publications as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and Business Week; in American architectural publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, and Progressive Architecture; and in international architectural journals such as The Architectural Review (England), OFX (Italy), Design Community (China), Baumeister (Germany), Projeto (Brazil), Tasarim (Turkey), Ottagano (Italy), Nikkei Construction (Japan) and Architectural Design (England).In the last 25 years, Speck's design work has won over 120 design awards—30+ from the AIA. As an educator, he has received over 40 teaching and service awards including the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion. He is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and served as chair of the jury to select fellows in 2005. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Czym jest DSA, DMA, AIA i jak odnaleźć się w unijnych regulacjach rynku cyfrowego? W jaki sposób chronią one społeczeństwo i obywatela? Jak ewoluowały i jak odpowiadają na nowe innowacje? I dlaczego Bruksela kocha akronimy? W tym niestandardowym, jubileuszowym 40. odcinku nagranym na żywo czasie Summitu Poland 2.0 w Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich POLIN naszą rozmówczynią jest Ewelina Jelenkowska-Luca, Deputy Director Policy Strategy & Outreach, Head of Communication Unit w Dyrekcji Generalnej ds. Sieci Komunikacyjnych, Treści i Technologii w Komisji Europejskiej. Hostami odcinka są Paulina Domek, Filip Płóciennik i Paweł Płonka.
Clause 8 is back for a new season! To start the season, Eli – for the first time on Clause 8 - shares his own thoughts at length about the hottest debates in the patent world. On this episode, Eli discusses: The horrific October 7 terrorist attacks on Israel and more than 240 Israelis still being held captured by the terrorists His “first IP interview” with then Israel Patent Office Director Asa Kling ChatGPT spurring changing attitudes towards potential of AI compared to when he interviewed DABUS' legal mastermind Ryan Abbott Patent practitioners failing to embrace new software tools & skepticism regarding using AI How USPTO's first Director of Emerging Technologies Jerry Ma & rest of USPTO have led on AI Future of using AI for patent practice Big Tech's current view of state of America's patent system and impact on patent policy debates Takeways from moderating IPWatchdog LIVE panel with previous Clause 8 guest David Jones, AIA's “author” Joe Matal, and John Lee – Rep. Darrell Issa's Chief Counsel for IP Impact of patent eligibility stress disorder (PESD) on debates regarding PERA's Why patent community should embrace PERA to fix Section 101 mess Massie going MIA on patent issues Why Senator Thom Tillis is inventors' best hope to pass meaningful legislation And, much more!
On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast™, we have highlights from ConstructConnect's Fall 2023 Construction Economy Outlook podcast, featuring ConstructConnect chief economist Alex Carrick and senior economist Michael Guckes, American Institute of Architects chief economist Kermit Baker, Associated General Contractors of America chief economist Ken Simonson, and ConstructConnect vice-president of product strategy Claire Stubblefield. Baker looked at leading monthly indicators, the spend on construction of buildings and gave a forecast for the coming year, and Simonson struck an optimistic note and spoke about construction employment, including a declining unemployment rate for the industry. Stubblefield explained the latest non-residential building trends and project volumes in the US and Canada using ConstructConnect research data. Carrick said while he's still optimistic about the state of the economy, he does see some reasons for pessimism, and Guckes talked about the Project Stress Index and highlighted labour productivity concerns and post-COVID oversupply. If you'd like to watch the entire presentation, go to https://www.constructconnect.com/economic-resources and register to view the video and presentation deck. You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music's podcast section. Our previous podcast with an interview with All Nations United president Mary French is here. Thanks for listening. DCN-JOC News Services Construction economists highlight positives amidst gloomy indicators
In this episode, Cherise is joined by William Mandara Jr., AIA, CEO & Co-Owner at Mancini Duffy, Joseph R. Levi, Project Manager from Pavarini McGovern, and J. Benjamin Alper, PE, SE, Principal at Severud Associates Consulting Engineers. They discuss TSX Broadway in New York City.You can see the project here as you listen along.At 550,000 total square feet, this is the largest project in Mancini Duffy's 100+-year-old history, and they have been working on it for SEVEN years!Developed by L&L Holding Company in partnership with Fortress Investment Group, the $2.5 billion, 46-story mixed-use building is an extensive redevelopment of an existing building located at 1568 Broadway, in the heart of Times Square.The vision behind TSX was to create an entertainment ecosystem which consists of galleries, a one of kind outdoor stage that cantilevers out into Times Square, a 150-seat backstage venue, the historic Palace Theatre, a hospitality lounge that features the largest terrace in Times Square, an expansive wraparound exterior LED screen that provides the largest signage opportunity in Times Square, a 669-key hotel with unobstructed views of Times Square, and exclusive entertainment suites.The challenge? To make way for up to 75,000 square feet of new flagship-ready retail space, the Palace Theatre had to be raised 30 feet into the air!If you enjoy this episode, visit arcat.com/podcast for more. If you're a frequent listener of Detailed, you might enjoy similar content at Gābl Media. Mentioned in this episode:ARCAT Detailed on Youtube
Explore the inner workings of the authority on professional skin care as Michelle sits down with DERMASCOPE's very own Publisher, Amanda Strunk Miller. Listen in as they catch you up on the Aesthetics International Association, the latest on trade shows and education, and the 2024 Aestheticians' Choice Awards (make sure to cast your vote before the November 30 deadline)! In this episode, Michelle and Amanda cover...[03:10] DERMASCOPE Magazine in digital and print. [05:05] COVID's lingering industry effects. [07:41] All things AIA, including how it came to be, recent changes, and the opportunities and guidance it offers members. [10:45] The evolution of The Aesthetic Report. [13:00] The ins and outs if the much-anticipated Aestheticians' Choice Awards, and how you can make your voice heard. Follow DERMASCOPE:Instagram: @dermascopeFacebook: facebook.com/dermascopeTwitter: @dermascopeTikTok: @dermascope Additional Links:Vote in the 2024 Aestheticians' Choice Awards (voting open until November 30, 2023) Visit our website.Join AIA.Learn more about this podcast.Subscribe to the magazine.Read the November 2023 digital issue.
Episode 135: Architecture, And: Melodie Yashar, Space ArchitectHow can you merge architecture with space robotics to create a new design language? On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we sit down with Melodie Yashar, a space architect, technologist, researcher, and Vice President of Building Design and Performance at ICON, a construction technologies company focused on large-scale additive manufacturing. First, Melodie illustrates the niche discipline of space architecture and the types of backgrounds and perspectives that lead people into the field. We learn about Melodie's serendipitous entrance into space architecture after submitting to a NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, and why the merge of design and technology is an inspiration for her work. 3D printing was an area that felt like it was advancing my knowledge in technology and taking it beyond the scope of creating an architectural model. Tackling the most challenging scientific and technological problem of space, you merge architecture with a specific idea or opinion of space robotics. That was the thing that really compelled me at the time. And it still does, frankly. - Melodie YasharThen, we dive into ICON: The five main areas they contribute to, their different building and design teams, and one of the company's newer additions, 3D-printing house design. We learn why 3D printing became a solution for challenges space architecture faces, and how ICON's teams plan for unforeseen events when working with emerging technology like 3D printing. Melodie also details projects ICON's working on alongside NASA to reimagine aspects of space.To wrap up the episode, Melodie speaks to the rapid growth of the space architecture field, plus ways to collaborate with ICON and help reimagine 3D printing as a new design language. Tune in next week for an episode about redesigning the future of work. Guests:Melodie Yashar, is a space architect, technologist, and researcher. She is the vice president of building design and performance at ICON, a construction technologies company focused on large-scale additive manufacturing. Melodie oversees the architectural direction of ICON's built work as well as the performance of ICON's building systems to deliver optimally performing structures that shift the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and in space. Melodie is a professor at ArtCenter College of Design. In previous roles, Melodie was a research associate at NASA Ames as well as a co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture, a research group developing human supporting design concepts for space exploration. Her background is in industrial design, architecture, and human-computer interaction with an emphasis in robotics.
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes Kevin DeMeritt, founder and operator of one of the largest precious metals firms in the United States, Lear Capital. Together, they dive into the world of precious metal IRAs. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
Join co-hosts Richard Coyne & Bill Zahller as they interview guests who left successful careers to pursue a different path on the Road Less Traveled Show! In this episode, we spend time with Diana Lin! Diana is an architect who has designed buildings in China and the US! In 2018, Diana started investing passively in real estate in syndications. In 2021, Diana decided to go full-time into being a real estate investor. Now Diana invests in value-added projects and new construction through Navi Ventures! A bit more about Diana: Diana is a Partner and Co-Founder at Navi Ventures, where she is focused on acquisitions and asset management of existing value-add opportunities and ground-up multi-family developments in the Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico markets. Navi Ventures is a real estate company that seeks to acquire and/or develop multi-family assets that will positively impact the lives of its communities and investors. The company has investments in 1,800 multi-family units (700 units as a general partner) for an aggregate acquisition value of over $215 MM (with currently $93MM AUM). Diana is an AIA licensed Architect with over 10 years of experience working in New York, Texas, and China where she has designed and managed large-scale award-winning buildings in office, multi-family, hospitality, and retail. Her design and technical background as an Architect uniquely position her to envision and identify real estate opportunities beyond numbers that are otherwise overlooked. Diana received her Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. She was the 2022 Dallas Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) Inaugural Cohort Member, a member of ULI Young Leaders Group Partnership Forum, and the AIA Dallas 2018 Emerging Leaders Program. Diana runs a local Dallas meet-up called Real Estate Ladies, which is focused on empowering and educating women to invest in real estate. Diana was recently awarded Bisnow DFW's Women Leading Real Estate in 2023. Contact Diana: Website: www.navi-ventures.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dianalin01 Contact Bill Zahller Phone: 828-275-5035 Email: Bill@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/billzahller Contact Richard Coyne Phone: 404-245-9732 Email: Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/richardjcoyne If you would like to learn more about: How Park Capital Partners connects investors with passive income-generating opportunities through real estate, Our Park Capital Value-Add Fund (a 506c fund), Our latest multifamily acquisitions, or The Park Capital Partners Foundation, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit). Please contact Park Capital Partners LLC in the following ways: Website: ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Email us: info@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkCapitalPartners/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/park-capital-partners-llc/ Music by Aliaksei Yukhnevich/Jamendo. Audio and Video Production by Kerry Webb of KLAW Machine Media. If you would like to be a guest on our show and have a “path change” story, please reach out to Richard at Richard@ParkCapitalPartnersLLC.com. We would love to chat with you!
On this week's Sustainability Now!, we bring you highlights from the 2023 Louisville Sustainability Summit - Livable Louisville: Addressing local climate risks through planning and design, that was held back on Oct 17th at Louisville Visual Art. Today, we bring you the keynote address on Sustainability Lessons from NYC to KY, by Jennifer Bloom Leone, AIA, LEED, Chief Sustainability Officer NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development. Jennifer oversees the strategic development and implementation of standards, programs and policies to meet the goals of the Mayor's Climate Action Plan "PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done” to tackle climate change and other strategic initiatives. In this keynote, she discusses how her Department's new standards, policies and programs ensure that the city's affordable housing can meet New York City's ambitious climate goals while addressing the unique health and safety needs of the vulnerable populations. She will also discuss next steps and lessons learned and how businesses and non-profits can work together to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes. Learn more at https://www.louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org/summit As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW! Sustainability Now! is hosted by Dr. Justin Mog and airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
Episode 134: Architecture, And: Growing a Tech Start-up out of an Architecture FirmHow does architecture support a CEO stepping out and into a specialized tech start-up space? On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we sit down with Zach Soflin, AIA, the Founder and CEO of Layer, the first and only flexible and mobile-friendly building management software. First, we learn how the company was created in response to the Nebraska State Capitol Building where Zach and his previous firm, BVH, were looking to connect field data to their designs. Zach built his own solution, which would become the prototype for Layer. Zach shares what he's learned about being a CEO and how an architecture background (and mindset) shows up in day-to-day operations. “Critical thinking and skills I learned in architecture have helped immensely in building this business, particularly around designing product and user experience. Those skills have definitely translated and given us an opportunity to provide a different software experience than what architects might be used to working with.” - Zach SoflinThen, we dive into Layer: its focus on design as an entry point toward its target market, and Zach shares how customers utilize the software to link different parts of their projects together. We also ask Zach about hiring prioritization in a highly technical field and his process for navigating the talent pool outside of Silicon Valley. To wrap up the episode, Zach shares the biggest obstacle for architecture to overcome, and the role technology plays in shaping the future of the practice. With potential entrepreneurs in mind, he illustrates a step system to understand if creating a product is, in fact, the best solution for a problem at hand. Tune in next week for another episode in our Architecture, And series with Melodie Yashar, Space Architect.Guests:Zach Soflin, AIA, is the Founder and CEO of Layer, where he leads company operations and product development. With a decade of experience practicing and leading computational design and innovation initiatives, Zach's passion for improving the building lifecycle drives the vision and energy behind Layer — a multi-platform app and Revit add-in that makes it easy for architects and engineers to connect rich building data to BIM. Zach speaks regularly about BIM and complex building data, including at the APT International Conferences, AEC Tech Symposium, AIA National Conference on Architecture and BILT Digital Week.
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes Patrick Esposito, founder of Initiative Labs and co-founder of ACME General Corporation. Together, they discuss effective strategies business owners can use with their small to medium-sized companies. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
Dave Johns has served in campus and sports ministry for an incredible 45 years! Dave and his wife Barb continue in campus ministry, and with that much experience, Dave now helps AIA staff develop in their vision and ministry skills. To this day, Dave's fire to touch the lives of athletes with Jesus's message of […]
In advance of the Auburn Athletes in Action Banquet on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Opelika, Local Team Leader for Auburn University for Athletes in Action (the sports arm of Cru) and Baseball Team Chaplain Scott Shepherd and Baseball Associate Head Coach Gabe Gross, discussed the work of AIA at Auburn and previewed the event. You can learn more by reaching out to email@example.com or by accessing the registration form below.
In advance of the Auburn Athletes in Action Banquet on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Opelika, Local Team Leader for Auburn University for Athletes in Action (the sports arm of Cru) and Baseball Team Chaplain Scott Shepherd and Baseball Associate Head Coach Gabe Gross, discussed the work of AIA at Auburn and previewed the event. You can learn more by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org or by accessing the registration form below.
My interview with Michael Merschat and Brad Northcut is part of my series on AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) Symposium 2023 Michael Merschat, AIA , of Open Corner Architecture a"Michael grew up on a farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside Asheville, NC. After graduating from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, he moved up to Washington, DC, to pursue his career in architecture. He currently serves as the AIA Potomac Valley Chairperson in the Capitol Area Custom Residential Architecture Network.After two decades of city life, Michael returned home and found renewed connection with the land and rural community of his youth.He believes that we have an opportunity to bring thoughtful design principles into every home, effortlessly blending the natural flow of the land with modern architecture.Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children exploring architectural and non-architectural interests away and at home "Michael Merschat, AIAPrincipal Open Corner, LLCStewardship + Modern ArchitectureAsheville, NC | Kensington, MDV 301-233-5260www.opencornerarch.com Brad Northcut of Tinker Ma Brad was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. He attended the University of TN School of Architecture in 1996-2001 where he also played in the Pride of the Southland marching band, and was a member of the UT Men's rowing and volleyball club teams. During school and after he had first hand exposure to construction materials and methods while working in design-build, which heavily influenced his approach to Architecture and design, and he has restored two historic homes. He has been involved in a number of young professional organizations and neighborhood/community advocacy groups,In 2017 he returned to Chattanooga, and joined a newly formed architecture firm, Tinker Ma. His current focus is on high-end single family homes, along with hospitality projects including boutique hotels, locally owned restaurants/bars, and golf course amenity buildings such as clubhouses and event spaces. He enjoys and spending time with his wife Anna and their two step-children, Bennett 8yo and Anna Blaire 12yo. finding memorable family adventure activities such as zip lining over gator ponds, scuba diving, indoor sky diving, and zorbing. As well as playing competitive volleyball (both beach and indoors) fishing at every opportunity, golf, And more fishing. Brad Northcut, AIA Assoc.Senior Project Manager tinker ma(423) 708-8736 office (general line)web - FB - IG - in The Blog is still being edited (the new format is causing some issues in the display of the text) but here are the other links to it.
In this episode, Cherise is joined by Gina Chang, AIA, EDAC and Fabian Kremkus, AIA, LEED GA, both Principals at CO Architects. They discuss UCI Health – Irvine Medical Center in Irvine, California.The episode also features, Brian Pratt, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Design and Construction Services and Campus Architect at the University of California, Irvine who provides unique insight from the client perspective.You can see the project here as you listen along.UCI Health – Irvine Medical Center is the country's first all-electric hospital. The new campus includes a 144-bed, 350,000-square-foot hospital, comprising an emergency department, inpatient bed services, operating rooms, pre/post observation beds, inpatient imaging and support services. A 220,000-square-foot ambulatory surgery center will offer outpatient surgery and procedure rooms, diagnostic and imaging services, oncology treatment and infusion facilities, clinical exam rooms, a pharmacy, and support services.If you enjoy this episode, visit arcat.com/podcast for more. If you're a frequent listener of Detailed, you might enjoy similar content at Gābl Media. Mentioned in this episode:ARCAT Detailed on Youtube
Episode 133: 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award Honoree Robert L. Easter, FAIA, NOMACHow does a desire to make a difference bring visibility to underserved and marginalized students, and future practitioners?On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we're incredibly honored to be in conversation with Robert L. Easter, FAIA NOMAC, an AIA National Award winner, recipient of the 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, whose work broadens diversity, equity, and inclusion within the profession. Robert is the founding Principal of Kelso & Easter, Inc. (KEi) Architects, an award-winning full-service architecture firm passionate about the built environment and how it influences the world in which we live.We begin the conversation by learning about Robert's hope for the architectural industry. He shares where he believes there's room for evolution, and the role his parents played in his determination to fight for, support, and uplift diverse communities. From there, we learn about Robert's response to winning the 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, and Robert's path to becoming the 15th president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). He describes his hand in its evolution, particularly in building relationships with students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Robert also describes the difference between “being rewarded” and “being rewarding” and illustrates some of his most meaningful takeaways and moments from his vast portfolio of work.“Things are starting to change because you get involved in the fight. And you learn that you've got more allies than you think you do. And that there are people who want to help you achieve some of the goals that are important to you. There are a lot of biases I had when I was a young person that have gone away because of this endeavor.” - Robert L. Easter To wrap up the episode, Robert shares why having empathy and compassion for the “most important social and cultural issues of our time” allow us to become better problem solvers in our personal and professional lives. Tune in next week for the next episode in our Architecture, And series.Guests:Robert L. Easter, FAIA NOMAC is an AIA National Award winner, and the recipient of the 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award. Robert began practicing in Baltimore, Maryland where he served as a Project Architect and designer for Ford & Associates, Inc. In 1992, Robert was elected as the fifteenth president of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), as a vigorous advocate for increased minority participation in the public and private sector building industry. In 2017, Robert was invited to participate in the Dean's Forum of the AIA's Large Firm Round Table where he helped create partnerships between firms and the seven historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to advance the hiring and licensing process. In 2020, Robert was elevated to the AIA's College of Fellows. Robert was also a member of the AIA Virginia Board of Directors and in 2022 was elected as the first African American to serve as the components president. Robert recently retired as the chair of the Hampton University Department of Architecture after 15 years, where he adopted the Integrated Path to Architectural Licensing program. His work, both civic and professional, has been recognized in national print media, including NOMANews, the New York Times, Metropolitan Magazine, the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Richmond Free Press, Progressive Architecture Magazine, and Inform Magazine.
Join Black Spectacles and architect Thomas Tumelty to learn the best study strategies for passing the PjM exam. On this episode of ARE Live, we walk through a mock exam for the Project Management division of the ARE. You'll learn about the PjM exam and we'll cover topics like understanding the intricacies of architect & consultant agreements and how these agreements relate to AIA contracts. See previous episodes or register for the next ARE Live at blackspectacles.com/podcast Timestamps: 07:05 Question No. 1 08:06 Answer for No. 1 12:13 Question No. 2 13:05 Answer for No. 2 16:27 Question No. 3 17:58 Answer for No. 3 20:03 Question No. 4 22:10 Answer for No. 4 Learn more about Black Spectacles study materials at blackspectacles.com
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes Tyson Ray, CEO of FORM Wealth Advisors. Together, they discuss different financial planning options for investors. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA / SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. FORM Wealth Advisors is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Raymond James and its advisors do not provide tax advice. Form Wealth Advisors is located at 431 Geneva National Ave S, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147 and you can reach the office at 262-686-3005. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
On this episode of Inside the Firm, architects are reporting a big drop in business, then some economic updates, plus Al “Panelist” Gore answers questions from the AIA, and last but not least more A.R.E. Jeopardy!. Join us as we go back Inside
We are back with the week nine recap on episode 58 of The Varsity Breakdown Podcast. Daniel and Lupe break down their differences in thier bye week experiences and of course break down the action of week nine in Pinal County Football. Hear about the upcoming broadcast schedule changes and how the next few episodes of the Varsity Breakdown podcast will be impacted by this change. With the AIA releasing updated rankings, they guys give their thoughts on the standings. Get all of the guys' insights into last week's countywide matchups that include Florence's crushing defeat at the hands of Benjamin Franklin, Desert Sunrise's first Varsity level victory and the ALA Ironwood Warriors successful business trip at Tempe High School. We got all that and more so don't wait to listen to episode fifty-eight of the Varsity Breakdown Podcast!
In this episode of the AIA podcast, host Alex Perny of Advanta IRA welcomes marketing specialist Mark Newsome. Together, they discuss various marketing strategies you can use for your small business. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and join our growing community for new videos every week. If you are interested in being a podcast guest speaker or have questions, contact us at Podcast@AdvantaIRA.com. Learn more about Advanta IRA: https://www.AdvantaIRA.com/ The Alternative Investing Advantage is brought to you by Advanta IRA. Advanta IRA does not offer investment, tax, or legal advice nor do we endorse any products, investments, or companies that offer such advice and/or investments. This includes any investments promoted or discussed during the podcast as neither Advanta IRA nor its employees, have reviewed or vetted any investments, persons, or companies that may discuss their services during this podcast. All parties are strongly encouraged to perform their own due diligence and consult with the appropriate professional(s) before entering into any type of investment.
Celebrating 40 years of the Arizona Architecture Foundation, this special episode features an interview moderated by James Trahan AIA and Caroline Lobo AIA with some of the founding members of the organization: Dave Scheatzle FAIA, James Abell FAIA, Ron Peters AIA, and Chip Shay AIA. As the Rio Salado Architecture Foundation merges with the Central Arizona Architecture Foundation to forge the new AAF, we'll hear how this group started, how it has supported the architecture community in Arizona throughout its history, and how the legacy of the foundation will carry on into the future.
We've got another renovation story in this episode, a mid century modern house in Michigan. My guest is Laurie Hughet-Hiller, a Michigan architect who was lucky to find her gem of a house as her first house. We talked about her house, how she approached her renovations, how to work with an architect, what to look for in a contractor and how to find one. About our guestAn architect focused on experience-driven design that makes an impact, Laurie Hughet-Hiller, AIA is a principal at McIntosh Poris Architects. Her portfolio comprises a wide range of award-winning residential and commercial projects in the Metro Detroit area, including renovations to Mid Century Modern homes. Laurie has completed two phases of sensitive renovation of her own 1960s modern home and is about to embark on a third.Born into an artistic family, Laurie's late father, Roger Hughet, was Assistant Chief Designer at General Motors, credited with designing the 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and having significant influence on the 1984 C4 Corvette. Laurie earned both her B.S. in Architecture and her Master of Architecture from the Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). Her individual honors include the 2017 AIA Michigan Young Architect Award and the 2020 AIA Detroit Young Architect Award, in addition to McIntosh Poris' 100-plus awards.
The Varsity Breakdown Podcast is back for a special Late-Night Release for the Week Eight Recap. Daniel and Lupe break down the past week in Pinal County Football and the action from week eight's stop in Casa Grande to the Cougars take on the Cienega Bobcats for the first time ever live on the #GrandCanyonGridironRoadTour. With the AIA updating all of their Conference Rankings, they guys go over any surprises and give their thoughts on some teams that raise eyebrows in the VB Studio. Get all the insights into last Friday's countywide matchups that include Vista Grande steam-rolling The Rincon-University Rangers, Maricopa's flawless victory over Nogales and Santa Cruz' huge victory over the San Tan Charter Roadrunners. We got all that and more on episode fifty-seven of the Varsity Breakdown Podcast!
As desert dwellers, water is always on our minds. As architects, water is an important part of the conversation when talking about responsible design. In this second part of the two-part episode, we discuss the current tools and strategies for managing this precious resource and how we can positively affect changes to help manage our water situation. Several perspectives are included: agricultural, hydrological, legal, and societal, discussing how the future might look.
On this week's Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, brings you a special preview of the upcoming 10th Annual Louisville Sustainability Summit with Stuart Ungar, the new Executive Director of the Louisville Sustainability Council, and Tiffany Broyles Yost, who is the Director of Sustainability and Resilience at the design firm GBBN and is on this year's Summit Planning Committee. You can learn more and get your tickets now at http://louisvillesustainabilitycouncil.org. The theme of this year's Summit is Livable Louisville: Addressing local climate risks through planning and design. It will take place on Tuesday. October 17, 2023 from 12:30pm - 5:00pm at Louisville Visual Art, 1538 Lytle St. Recent studies predict Kentucky's risk of extreme heat, drought, wildfires, and inland floods will increase significantly. At the Summit, we'll explore the risks and stressors our region is facing and how our buildings and cities can adapt to this new normal and address the problems. This year's Keynote is on: “Sustainability Lessons from NYC to KY” with Jennifer Bloom Leone, AIA, LEED, Chief Sustainability Officer NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development. She oversees the strategic development and implementation of standards, programs and policies to meet the goals of the Mayor's Climate Action Plan "PlaNYC: Getting Sustainability Done” to tackle climate change and other strategic initiatives. Jennifer will discuss how her Department's new standards, policies and programs ensure that the city's affordable housing can meet New York City's ambitious climate goals while addressing the unique health and safety needs of the vulnerable populations. There will also be a Panel on: Housing for a Changed Climate, featuring: Marilyn Harris – Director, Department of Housing and Community Development at Louisville Metro Government; Ben Eilerman – Director of Real Estate Development at Over-the-Rhine Community Housing in Cincinnati; and Tiffany Broyles Yost, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Fitwel Ambassador, Director of Sustainability and Resilience – GBBN And a Panel on: Global Crisis, Local Response, featuring: Moderator, Allison Smith, Project Manager, NREL; Sumedha Rao, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Sustainability; and Brooke Pardue from the Parks Alliance. Join us immediately after the Summit from 5-7 pm for a reception across the street at PORTAL @ fifteenTWELVE. The after party will include heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by Farm to Fork Catering, as well as a cash bar. A new special exhibit titled "The Sustainability Compass - N, E, S, W" curated by Rebecca Norton & Clare Hirn will make its debut with works by: Nathan Smith, Clare Hirn, Gwen Burke, Rebecca Norton, Danica Novgorodoff, Jim Weaver, Fran Kremmer, Katy Marshall, and Julia Coash. Curated for the Louisville Sustainability Summit, "The Sustainable Compass; N,E,S,W" brings together a diverse group of individuals whose work is informed by the history and practices in sustainable thinking and design. All tickets will include admission to the Summit, Art Exhibition, and After Party including appetizers. *If cost is a barrier but you would like to attend, please reach out to email@example.com to request a scholarship. As always, our feature is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW! Sustainability Now! is hosted by Dr. Justin Mog and airs on Forward Radio, 106.5fm, WFMP-LP Louisville, every Monday at 6pm and repeats Tuesdays at 12am and 10am. Find us at http://forwardradio.org The music in this podcast is courtesy of the local band Appalatin and is used by permission. Explore their delightful music at http://appalatin.com
Lakisha Woods, executive vice president and CEO of the American Institute of Architects, joins the podcast to discuss the role of AIA within the field, the importance of understanding business, and how the organization is working to make the profession more accessible to all CLAIM CEU CREDITS HERE
Hey Can't Believers! We're taking a quick pit stop to chat about the awesome questions you've sent about AI. Shout out to ya'll that submitted and the three of you that I forced to ask questions lol Quick TL;DR AI, Our New BFF? AI's not here to take over; it's here to give us a boost! Want the best results? It's all about asking the right things and keeping track. First Steps with AI in TrainingNew to AI? Start with basics like Chat GPT-4. Heard of MyFitnessPal's cool new tech feature? It's like a sneak peek into the future of food tracking. AI's Growing Up, Just Like Us! Remember, AI's still learning, just like we did when starting new workouts. Pro tip: Chat with AI tools! It's more fun than you think. Keeping It Safe with AIA tiny hint about what might be coming next season? Here's looking at how to trust AI with our deets. Links You Can't-Miss: Subscribe to My YouTube - [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyIaUxIR9v-CjycWYOkv12A] If you're vibing with this podcast, show some love with a rate and review. That helps us keep growing and reaching amazing listeners like you! Stay tuned for Part 4; trust us, you won't want to miss it!
We are back for the week seven recap on episode 56 of The Varsity Breakdown Podcast. Daniel and Lupe break down the past week in Pinal County Football and disect the action from week seven's stop at ALA Ironwood for the #GrandCanyonGridironRoadTour. The duo discuss the three recipients of the #GI2PlayeroftheGame from the Warriors and Rattlers game, and share some words of reassurance for Crismon players and fans. Hear how Daniel felt being able to have his brother in the booth beside him being able to call last week's live stream event. With the AIA releasing all of their initial rankings, they guys go over any surprises and give their thoughts on the standings. Get all the insights into last Friday's countywide matchups that include Florence steam rolling Bourgade Catholic, Casa Grande crushing Desert View and Santa Cruz' come from behind victory over the Heritage Academy Heroes. We got all that and more stay on episode fifty-six of the Varsity Breakdown Podcast!
Episode 130: Designing for Inclusion with Olivia AsuncionHow do architectural design decisions create physical symbols that tear down social barriers and inequities?On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we sit down with Olivia Asuncion, AIA, a Project Architect at Quattrocchi Kwok Architects and advocate for individuals with disabilities. Even further, as a Fulbright Scholar, Olivia was recently appointed by President Biden to the U.S. architectural and transportation barriers compliance Access Board. We learn about Olivia's disability and how accessibility and inclusive design helped her both find her voice in the field, and navigate barriers and challenges faced along the way. Then, Olivia shares how workplace culture needs to shift in order to accommodate its (in)visibly disabled employees, and provides suggestions for navigating constructive conversations. “The biggest and most powerful thing that a person in an architecture office can and should learn, is to listen and to believe the needs of the people who are working there. We need to shift our understanding that what's ‘needed to function well at a job' differs between people.” - Olivia AsuncionTo wrap up the episode, Olivia shares the impact of her appointment to the U.S. Access Board and the types of future opportunities it can lead to in support of the future of accessible and universal, inclusive design. Tune in next week for an open conversation about mental health with Allison Grubbs, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and Certified Clinical Supervisor.Guests:Olivia Asuncion, AIA Olivia has oriented her career path towards advocating for inclusive design. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of California Berkeley, then began her professional career at Equity Community Builders helping non-profit organizations with their construction management needs. This includes assisting in the construction management of the Ed Roberts Campus, a universally-designed building in Berkeley, CA. After receiving her Master of Architecture degree from University of Oregon, she served as an architect at Shah Kawasaki Architects in Oakland, CA, working on public safety buildings and office spaces for public sector clients. Currently, Olivia is a Project Architect at Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, working on K-12 educational facilities.
In Episode 129, Paul and Phil discuss their favorite moments and leadership nuggets from our incredible guests in the second half of Season 9 (Jonathan Van Horn, Peter Greer, Jeff Spencer, and Patrick Gilliam), Paul's new gig with SRUSA, the North American Sport Movement and Cup of Nations gatherings that Phil attended over the past couple months, some great books that Paul and Phil have read recently, and other topics that hopefully will help you be better in every area of your life. We are certain you will learn something and be challenged by this conversation. What were your favorite moments from Season 9? We'd love for you to share them in the comments! Resources and Links from this Episode · HSEL YouTube Channel · HSEL Facebook Group · Warrior Way Soccer · Providence World website · Coaching the Bigger Game Program · Phil's email for DISC Training · Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative, by Austin Kleon · The Messiah Method: The Seven Disciplines of the Winningest College Soccer Program in America, Michael Zigarelli · Shift: The Athlete's Playbook – 5 Proven Steps to Life After Sport, Jonathan Van Horn · Pound the Stone: 7 Lessons to Develop Grit on the Way to Mastery, Joshua Medcalf
On today's show we are talking about the elements of negotiating a construction contract, specifically using the industry standard AIA contract forms. I've heard a number of people insist on using the industry standard AIA contracts. These industry standard contracts are supposed to be a fair contract that is not one-sided favouring neither the owner nor the general contractor. I compare the AIA contract to the standard real estate board purchase and sale agreement template. Nobody would ever use the standard real estate board contracts without alteration. They are, after all, just a blank template. The benefit and the problem with these templates is that they are very easy to customize. Unless you are familiar with the contract in detail, it's going to take a lot of work to close down all of the potential landmines that exist in these standard contracts. It starts with having a clear understanding of what your goals are as a property owner. --------------- Host: Victor Menasce email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 129: Architecture, And: Waterfront DesignHow do you transform interests into a specialized niche and trailblaze a non-linear path?On this episode of Practice Disrupted, we sit down with Dena Prastos AIA, a waterfront architect with a background in civil engineering and Founder and CEO of Indigo River, a women-owned transdisciplinary design firm focused on progressive waterfront architecture, resiliency, and climate adaptation. We learn about Dena's upbringing in Alaska and how access to nature influenced the trajectory of her professional path. She also shares how her unique education and experience in both engineering and architecture have informed the creation of her company.“My experience was a unique niche through the engineering lens. Wearing my architecture hat, I saw the opportunity to both be the generalist to gather all the specialists in the room, but also be the specialist that can speak the same language. I leaned into this opportunity to have this larger vision — my relationship with nature, and appreciating both the built fabric as well as what is natural and wild.” - Dena Prastos We also learn about civil engineering, both in relation to architecture and as an industry of its own, and Dena shares what architects should know about climate adaptation, resiliency, and the waterfront. To wrap up the episode, Dena shares advice for anyone in search of the impact they can make in the world while building a career within a specialized niche. This episode offers a unique perspective of the non-linear career path, and the power of approaching areas of growth as another relationship to strengthen. Tune in next week for a conversation with Olivia Asuncion, a Project Architect and advocate for individuals with disabilities.Guests:Dena Prastos, AIA, is the first "waterfront architect," trailblazing a new category in the industry. Indigo River is a women-owned transdisciplinary design firm focused on progressive waterfront architecture, resiliency, and climate adaptation. A leading authority in New York Harbor and beyond, the firm specializes in climate adaptation through waterfront solutions that seamlessly transcend boundaries — guiding and executing projects from ideation through final construction and operations. Indigo River is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) committed to helping society evolve together with our environment.
This week the guys talk with Tyler McMahan on how your students and leaders can find freedom from pornography. Tyler works for Athletes in Action (AIA), at the University of Arkansas. He also serves on AIA's national staff care team by training and equipping ministers from many organizations and churches to get free and free others from porn. Show Notes: C3 Stumo FCA AIA The Freedom Fight The Fuel and The Flame
I'm Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with an exceptional architect emanating from Dallas, Texas. Eddie Maestri of Maestri Studio. I have known Eddie for a while and I am a huge fan. I think by the end of this episode, you will be too. Here is just a bit from Eddie's bio, Eddie Maestri, AIA, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, started designing homes in Dallas in 2004 and officially founded Maestri Studio in 2008. Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), he is a registered architect in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Nevada. Eddie holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a certificate in Health Systems & Design. In addition, he spent a semester in Italy focusing on architectural and urban studies, as well as expanding his talents and love of freehand drawing, art and interior design. Designer Resources ThermaSol - Redefining the modern shower experience. Episode 271 featuring Mitch Altman Moya Living - Beautiful, durable powder coated kitchen, bath & outdoor kitchen cabinetry Design Hardware - A stunning and vast collection of jewelry for the home! Thank you Eddie for taking the time to talk, I really enjoyed our time together. Thank you to my partners and sponsors ThermaSol, Moya Living and Design Hardware for your continued support of both Convo By Design and the design community. A side note, the sponsors and partners you hear on CXD are more than companies with a product, each of the partners I work with have been fully vetted, they are owned and operated by people who love what they do and have dedicated themselves to serving the design community and customers by providing the best products and services available. If you would like to know why I am so proud to have them part of Convo By Design, email me at convobydesign@outlook or on IG @convoxdesign with an “X”. I would be happy to share my experience. Thanks again for listening to the podcast, until next week, be well and take today first. - Convo By Design
Strategic Risks for Architects in 2023Robert Yuen, Assoc. AIA, is the CEO and Co-Founder of Monograph, a software company revolutionizing the future of architecture and engineering firm performance. Trained in architecture, Yuen recognized the need for better business tools and developed Monograph to address the challenges facing A/E professionals. As a result, he has become a leading voice in the industry, promoting the importance of A/E business performance and helping firms improve their workflows and profitability. His mission is to always be in service to the design professionals responsible for our built environment, letting them focus on what they love and do best.Monograph is a firm performance management platform for architecture and engineering practices. Firms use Monograph to make quick and confident decisions about budgeting and resources to drive their practices forward.This week on EntreArchitect podcast, Strategic Risks for Architects in 2023 with Robert Yuen.Find Robert online at RobertYuen.com, check out the 2023 Monograph Risk Report, and connect with him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Referenced in this EpisodeEA150: Beautifully Simple Websites for Architects with Robert Yuen [Podcast]EA133: The Power of Trying with Robert Yuen of SectionCut.com [Podcast]EA226: Successful Project Planning for Small Firm Architects [Podcast]EA313: How to Ask for Referrals as a Small Firm Architect [Podcast]Please visit Our Platform SponsorsDetailed is an original podcast by ARCAT that features architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers who share their insight and expertise as they highlight some of the most complex, interesting, and oddest building conditions that they have encountered… and the ingenuity it took to solve them. Listen now at ARCAT.com/podcast.EntreArchitect Network. Since 2012, EntreArchitect has helped thousands of architects like you find the connections, training, and critical business resources needed to build happy, healthy, profitable architecture firms. Join EntreArchitect Network today.Visit our Platform Sponsors today and thank them for supporting YOU… The EntreArchitect Community of small firm architects.
By now, most of us have heard about why coaching is so central to any sort of professional or personal progress. Here on the show today to drill down on this subject and share his amazing journey and philosophy toward growth is Nick Santonastasso, the author of Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love. Nick is also a keynote speaker at our upcoming Vertical Street Ventures National Conference. This conversation serves as a great introduction to Nick's passion and insight and is sure to get you even more motivated to go and get your ticket, if you have not already! Being born with Hanhart Syndrome, Nick has faced many challenges that are foreign to much of the population and, as you will hear in our chat, Nick believes this equipped him with a vital solution-oriented mindset; something he believes is indispensable to success. We hear from our guest about his ideas around pattern recognition, the AIA framework for change, gratitude practices, and his best advice for changing an emotional and mental state. For a fresh dose of energy and wisdom from a young man making waves, be sure to listen in to this great episode!Key Points From This Episode:Background on Nick and how his journey with Hanhart Syndrome has affected his outlook. Important lessons that Nick learned early about failure and solutions. The conditioned and unconscious thought patterns that govern the majority of what we do.Taking steps to become aware of dangerous mindsets and thought patterns.How self-inducement works and why our focus dictates how we feel. The ever-present possibility to change; why rewiring the brain is always an option.Confronting the victim mindset and our limiting beliefs! Contextualizing weaknesses and realistic expectations for how much progress we can make. The core of our limiting beliefs and how feeling worthy can impact this. How Nick uses questions to help his clients make breakthroughs. Nick's thought's on gratitude and his own practice around fostering it. The small promises that can aid us in building self-confidence and momentum. Nick explains his idea of finding leverage as a means for change. How to get in contact with Nick and looking forward to his keynote speech at the Vertical Street Ventures National Conference! Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Nick Santonastasso on InstagramNick Santonastasso on TwitterVictim to VictorTony RobbinsJoseph CampbellJim Rohn Vertical Street VenturesVertical Street Ventures National ConferencePeter Pomeroy on LinkedIn Peter Pomeroy Email Passive Income Through Multifamily Real Estate Facebook Group