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Discussing the spaces we occupy every day & their effect on society throughout history & into the future! #spacesshapesociety //


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Discussing the spaces we occupy every day & their effect on society throughout history & into the future! #spacesshapesociety //




[EXPRESS] 'Story Building'

In today’s episode we discuss telling your story in the building industry. Tyler Campbell, host of the Construction Brothers podcast and Owner and Chief Storyteller at Storybuilder Creative, joins the show to share how he's helping construction companies tell their stories online. You’ll hear about industry deficiencies in messaging, differences between marketing and professional jargon, the need to get people excited in the industry again, tips on telling your story, we explore how...


Libraries: Tianjin Binhai Library

In today’s episode we explore the evolution and design of Libraries with Maria Lopez Calleja, architect and Senior Associate at (MVRDV). As a design team leader for the firm, Maria will provide unique insight as we also highlight the (Tianjin Binhai Library) in Tianjin, China, designed by MVRDV and Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute. Maria discusses inspirations for design, the design process, we touch on a...


[EXPRESS] 'Managing Risks for A/E'

As an architect or engineer, how exposed are you or your firm to risk? For example, is there a prevailing parties' clause in your contract? Do you know what that is? If you’re an architect or engineer with decision making power in your firm, have your own practice, or are eyeing the opportunity to move up or start your own practice one day, you’ll want to listen to this entire episode. Most people tune out when they hear the word insurance, but this is honestly one of the best and most...


[EXPRESS] 'Modernizing Homes for Efficiency'

More than half of the owner-occupied homes in the U.S. were built before 1980, with around 38% built before 1970. Many of these homes are not equipped to handled modern energy demands, climate changes, or goals for efficiency. In this episode, Lauren Salz, Co-founder and CEO of (Sealed), joins us to share how Sealed is helping homeowners modernize their homes with the latest HVAC, weatherproofing, and smart home technology to make homes healthy, comfortable, and clean for...


[EXPRESS] 'Hyperframe'

What if framing clips could snap into place as easily as cycling shoes click into a bike pedal? In this episode, (Ken Sobel), Founder and CEO of (Hyperframe), joins the show to discuss an extremely practical solution that Hyperframe has introduced to the industry - a snap-together metal framing system. Enhanced by software and mixed reality technology, the system leads to less waste, higher...


[EXPRESS] 'Mixed Reality Construction'

In this conversation, we continue to explore the evolution of construction, this time speaking with (Jordan Lawver), Director of Product Strategy and Innovation for Building Construction Technology at (Trimble). In that role, Jordan is responsible for the long-range vision and roadmap for the various cutting-edge products that Trimble brings to the construction site. We discuss the differences between VR/AR/MR,...


Service-Enriched Senior Housing

By 2030, all of the Baby Boomer generation will be age 65 or older. In the U.S., that will be 76.4 million people in need, or approaching the need for senior care and housing. Ben Seager, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal at KTGY joins us in this conversation to share his expertise and experience in service-enriched senior housing, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. We discuss design process, complexities, special considerations, trends, and much more! Thank you...


[EXPRESS] 'Streamlining Regulations'

In this episode, we have a fascinating conversation about (Symbium), the Complaw® company, with the company's Co-Founder and CEO, Leila Banijamali. This company is fundamentally disrupting how complex planning regulations are consumed by the public and creating intuitive web applications from complex laws and regulations to make it easy for anyone to understand what’s possible on a particular piece of property. (See Symbium in action!) Thank...


Multigenerational Homes

In this episode, we discuss multigenerational housing with Michael Leckie, architect, entrepreneur, and founder of (Leckie Studio Architecture + Design). Through his experience on a recent project, (Full House), Michael explains his approach to designing a multigenerational home, the benefits of the typology, special considerations, trends, and much more. Project Highlight:


[EXPRESS] 'Streamlining the ADU Process'

If you've been following along with our conversations around housing supply solutions, you'll enjoy this episode with John Geary, CEO and Co-Founder of (Abodu), the ADU company. Abodu builds no-compromise backyard homes (also called Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs) that expand a property’s livable space. John and Co-Founder Eric McInerney founded Abodu to streamline the process of installing an ADU. Together they have created an innovative concierge service that project...



In this episode, we are joined by, (Rob Asher), CEO of (Giraffe), an early-stage real estate development platform that accelerates finding, assessing, and developing sites. In this conversation, we discuss Co-Design, its process, potential benefits for cities and communities, how Giraffe can facilitate the implementation of co-design, and much more. Rob sits at the intersection of real estate...


[EXPRESS] 'State of Architecture'

In this episode Dimitrius speaks with Jaron Lubin, Partner at (Safdie Architects). It is a fascinating conversation about Jaron's view on the state of architecture today, discussing shifts in culture and thinking, the opportunity for architects to work together, how we can encourage diversity in design, and the potential for architects involvement in policymaking and planning. Thank you to our sponsors! (Sitio Landscape Architecture)...


Net Zero Community: Veridian at County Farm

A net zero-energy community (ZEC) is one that has greatly reduced energy needs through efficiency gains such that the balance of energy for vehicles, thermal, and electrical energy within the community is met by renewable energy. In this episode, Matthew Grocoff, Esq., LEED-GA, LFA, founder of (THRIVE Collaborative), joins us for an inspiring conversation about (Veridian at County Farm), a beautiful 13.59 acre community in Ann...


[EXPRESS] 'Design is Never Neutral'

Our health and the built environment are inextricably linked, yet we often neglect to design and build as though they are. (Erin Peavey, AIA), an award-winning architect and design researcher at (HKS), trained in architecture and psychology, shares her expertise, research, and passion to highlight why you should consider designing and building for health and wellbeing. In this conversation we discuss what inspired her to start her podcast...


[EXPRESS] 'Client Ghosting'

Ghosting refers to the act of abruptly ending communication with someone without explanation. Jason & Dimitrius discuss the range of reasons why a client may ghost you and ways to reconnect or move on. As heard on the show: (7 Reasons Why Clients Ghost You (and What to Do About It)) (How to deal with client ghosting) Thank you to our sponsors!...


[EXPRESS] 'Through the Looking Glass'

Shawn Frayne, CEO and Co-Founder of Looking Glass Factory, a 3D holographic interface company that aims to improve the way we collaborate, live, learn, and interact with each other, joins us to share his insight and thoughts on the intersection of the real and digital worlds. We discuss what the metaverse is, the importance of various modes to access it, 3D holographic interfaces' imprint on the built world, and much more! With the growing chatter around the metaverse, its ruleset, business...


[EXPRESS] 'Asking, Why'

Occasionally we need to take a pause and ask ourselves why we do the things we do. Maybe there's an opportunity to approach things differently. Jason and Dimitrius discuss a blog post from (Housing Design Matters), titled (Asking "Why") which reflects on this idea and poses a couple of questions on design aspects in housing. We discuss home offices, barn doors, and outlet placement. What are your burning...


[EXPRESS] 'Build Back Better Bill'

On November 19, 2021 the U.S. House of Representatives, in a partisan vote, passed the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill intended to create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, and grow the economy from the bottom up and the middle out. Jason and Dimitrius discuss the major points of the legislation and share thoughts on the good, bad, or questionable parts of the bill. As heard in the show:...


Mass Timber Buildings

Behind growing concerns of climate change from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the building sector, waste, pollution, and costs associated with today's standard construction techniques, architects, builders, and sustainability advocates are turning towards mass timber as an alternative method of construction. Michael Green and Natalie Telewiak, Principals at (MGA | Michael Green Architecture) share their expertise in mass timber design and construction. We take...


[EXPRESS] 'U.S. Infrastructure Bill'

On November 6, 2021 the U.S. Congress passed a bipartisan $1.2 trillion bill intended to rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in underserved communities. Jason and Dimitrius discuss the major points of the legislation and share thoughts on the good, bad, or questionable parts of the bill. As heard in the show:...