Episodes

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S2 – Episode 28: Arthi Krishnamoorthy

Today we are joined by Arthi Krishnamoorthy, a partner at Deborah Berke Partners, the renowned architectural design firm. We discuss the two new Residential Colleges that her team has designed at Princeton University, including the strategies she uses to make university buildings feel more homely for students. Join us today as we discuss Arthi’s journey from Southeast Asia to the cornfields of Urbana Champaign to West Philadelphia as well as how she brings to her designs to transform architectural spaces.

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S2 – Episode 27: Paul Lewis

In today’s episode, Paul Lewis, Principal at LTL Architects based in New York City, shares his experience of working on projects for universities across the United States, from NYU to the University of Wyoming. As the Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, he works with students to develop environmentally sensitive and sustainable projects. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about Paul’s experience as a designer as well as his most recent project working on the Carnegie Mellon University Residence & Academic Hub.

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S2 – Episode 26: Lauren Eckhart Smith

We are joined today by our guest Lauren Eckhart Smith, the Head of Design at Alagem Capital Group in Beverly Hills, California. She speaks to us about One Beverly Hills, a mixed-use project that includes residential, retail, hotel and both new construction and renovation components. More broadly, we discuss how this particular 17.5-acre site is one of the largest projects incorporating sustainable design and architecture in California, far beyond the hand-waving that we see in our industry.

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S2 – Episode 25: Pascale Sablan Part 2

Today, we are speaking to architect, activist, and Associate at Adjaye Associates, Pascale Sablan, about her work on a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects. She shares with us her experience working on the Cleveland Foundation Headquarters as a designer at S9 ARCHITECTURE in New York. More broadly, we discuss the topic of design justice, her advocacy platform, Built Environment, and how that aims to challenge structural inequalities by centering marginalized individuals in community-led design practices.

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S2 – Episode 24: Pascale Sablan Part 1

Today, we are speaking to architect, activist, and Associate at Adjaye Associates, Pascale Sablan, about her work on a variety of mixed-use, commercial, cultural & residential projects. She shares with us her experience working on the Cleveland Foundation Headquarters as a designer at S9 ARCHITECTURE in New York. More broadly, we discuss the topic of design justice, her advocacy platform, Built Environment, and how that aims to challenge structural inequalities by centering marginalized individuals in community-led design practices.

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S2 – Episode 23: Lea Cloud

In this week’s episode, we will be speaking to Lea Cloud about her experience working at PKSB Architects and co-founding CDR Studio Architects with Victoria Rospond in 1995. She shares with us her experience working in Passive House, sustainable design, architectural design, interiors and comprehensive planning. We also learn more about her project in Brooklyn where the Bushwick townhouse is located, a project where she incorporates the concepts of connectivity and openness to allow growth and change for the client.

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S2 – Episode 22: Clayton Taylor and JR Gideon

Today we will be talking to Clayton Taylor and JR Gideon who are jointly working on the Eastbound project, a new mixed-use development in East Austin. This project is designed for open-air business-ready gatherings on a large scale, and incorporates the current trend of destination mixed-use. Additionally, we will be speaking about how real estate professionals are already transforming where we work and how this has changed during the pandemic.

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S2 – Episode 21: Peter Brosens

In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Peter (Pete) Brosens, the co-founder of Stolar Capital, a real estate investment firm with offices in Hoboken and Philadelphia. Since 2012, the firm’s focus has been on developing large mixed-use projects in transit-oriented downtown locations in New Jersey.

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S2 – Episode 20: Vishaan Chakrabarti Part 2

Today we will be speaking with Vishaan Chakrabarti, a licensed architect and the founder of the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). His professional portfolio is diverse, expanding from creating a master plan for the surrounding area of Michigan Central Station in Detroit to creating a social housing neighborhood in East New York. In this week’s episode, we will be speaking to Vishaan about his latest project for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, originally designed by I.M. Pei.

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S2 – Episode 19: Vishaan Chakrabarti Part 1

Today we will be speaking with Vishaan Chakrabarti, a licensed architect and the founder of the Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU). His professional portfolio is diverse, expanding from creating a master plan for the surrounding area of Michigan Central Station in Detroit to creating a social housing neighborhood in East New York. In this week’s episode, we will be speaking to Vishaan about his latest project for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, originally designed by I.M. Pei.

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S2 – Episode 18: Faith Rose

Today we will be speaking with Faith Rose, a founding partner of O’Neill Rose Architects, a design firm based in Brooklyn. Her firm builds projects that have distinct physical, cultural, and historical conditions that create rich and meaningful spaces. She shares how her projects use a versatile approach to creating space that reflects and frames her client’s aspirations. One such project is Cowboy Heaven, a vacation home project in Big Sky.

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S2 – Episode 17: Johanna Anderson

In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Johanna Anderson, Executive Director of Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services. We will be speaking about Founder’s Way, a major mixed-use project in downtown Ithaca, New York on the site of a former Catholic school. This project was purchased by INHS from the Immaculate Conception School at 320 West Buffalo St. in Ithaca from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester.

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S2 – Episode 16: Yasmin Rehmanjee

In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Yasmin Rehmanjee, partner and Co-Director of the New York office of Buro Happold. She has had two decades of structural engineering design experience, leading large-scale, multidisciplinary projects such as the Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Today we will be speaking to Yasmin about the Hudson’s Site in downtown Detroit, a 680-foot mixed-use project that will pay homage to the late department store and tallest retail building in the world.

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S2 – Episode 15: Jenny Peysin

This week we will be speaking with Jenny Peysin, a licensed architect based in Brooklyn, NYC, about her current passive house project, Wilderness Drive in the Catskills region of upstate New York. As the founder of Jenny Peysin Architecture, her approach to design is rooted in a modernist philosophy, one that incorporates people with the spaces in which they live and work.

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S2 – Episode 14: Chris Mazzola

Today we will be speaking with Chris Mazzola, the Director of Development at Bijou Properties. We will hear more about the 7Seventy House, a new major mixed-use development in Hoboken, New Jersey, and dive into Chris’s personal experience working on this development. At a broader level, we will also touch on the impact of climate change on urban real estate portfolios and how this has led to evident shifts in urban development projects.

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S2 – Episode 13: Camila Crazut

Today we speak with Camila Crazut, an architect and interior designer working as a Project Manager at Spivak Architects in New York City. After training and becoming licensed as an architect in Venezuela, Camila came to the US to extend her training with a degree in interior design. Regardless of the title, Camila identifies as a designer capable of a wide range of creative projects, including the project we focus on today, a Central Park West residential apartment.

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S2 – Episode 12: Rob Menendez

Today we will be talking to Rob Menendez, a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. We will be discussing a major intermodal transit hub in Manhattan’s Times Square, serving 65M people per year, known as the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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S2 – Episode 11: Alicia Hylton-Daniel

In today’s episode, we will be speaking with Alicia Hylton-Daniel who is the founder of Hylton Daniel, a design and construction company in Durham, North Carolina. Today we will be speaking with her about Modernist 4, a new single-family home project currently in development.

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S2 – Episode 10: Philip Gesue

This week we’ll be talking to Phillip Gesue, the Chief Development Officer at Strategic Capital, a Jersey City-based development company that is a subsidiary of China Construction America.

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S2 – Episode 9: Galia Solomonoff

This week we’ll be talking with Galia Solomonoff, founder and creative director of SAS/Solomona Architecture Studio, in New York City. We will be speaking to her about the Philadelphia Art Alliance, which Galia completed in collaboration with JacobsWyper Architects in 2019.

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S2 – Episode 8: Rachel Loeb

Today, our guest is Rachel Loeb. Rachel is the President and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. NYCEDC is a mission-driven non-profit organization that works on behalf of New York City to invest in neighborhoods to address long-standing community needs. We’ll chat about the Bronx Point project, which broke ground earlier this year.

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S2 – Episode 7: Kirk Mitchell

Today, our guest is architect Kirk Mitchell. Kirk is the founder and principal at AKT Designs, an architecture and interior design firm based in Bergen County, New Jersey. We will be talking about 432 Woodland, a spectacular renovation of a single-family home in the Palisades, a stunning cliffside area of northern New Jersey.

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S2 – Episode 6: Anthony Pellegrino

Today we’re talking with Anthony Pellegrino, Head of Hotels for ASH NYC, about the Hotel Peter & Paul in New Orleans. ASH NYC reimagined a campus of buildings once owned by the Catholic Diocese into a 71 room hotel with 3 F&B outlets, an event space and courtyard.

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S2 – Episode 5: Kim Yao

Today we welcome Kim Yao to the podcast, partner at Architecture Research Office, ARO, in New York City. We will be talking about Milgard Hall, the 55,000 square foot Interdisciplinary STEM building at the University of Washington – Tacoma campus.

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S2 – Episode 4: Rafael Pelli

On 9/11, images of Brookfield Place were seen around the world. Its gorgeous glass barrel-vaulted roof collapsed, its entrance blocked by a mountain of debris. Recently, Pelli Clarke Pelli reimagined what the building entrance could be, restoring key parts and changing others, to deliver a more innovative, sustainable building at this iconic location.

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S2 – Episode 3: MaryAnne Gilmartin

One of the most well-known and well-respected professionals in the real estate business joins us on the podcast today for a highly insightful and motivating chat. Listen in as MaryAnne Gilmartin, founder and CEO of MAG Partners, walks us through the process of their latest project, 241 West 28th St, a new-construction, residential building in Chelsea, Manhattan.

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S2 – Episode 2: Ann Rolland

In today’s episode, we welcome esteemed architect and partner at FXCollaborative, Ann Rolland, to discuss her most recent project, Q404, or The Academy for Careers in TV and Film located in Hunters Point, Queens.

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S2 – Episode 1: Megan Luce

Today we’re joined by Megan Luce, Senior Director of Interior Design at Michael Graves. Join us as we discuss what it was like to work alongside Michael Graves, himself, and take a look behind the scenes of Megan’s latest project, 1776 On The Green in Morristown, New Jersey.

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S1 – Episode 4: Martin Ditto

Our fourth guest of the American Building series is Martin Ditto. Martin is the founder and CEO of Ditto Residential, an award-winning development firm based in Washington, DC. We are talking about OSLOadmo, an 8-unit residential development in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of DC.

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S1 – Episode 3: Jon Pickard

Our third guest in the American Building series is Jon Pickard. Jon is a Co-founder and Principal at Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architectural design firm based in Connecticut. We are talking about 2+U (also known as the Qualtrics Tower), the studio’s recently completed 690,000-square foot next-generation office complex in the heart of downtown Seattle. 2+U consists of 2 separate towers of 38 stories and 18 stories joined atop a common podium.

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S1 – Episode 2: Samer Hanini

The second guest on the American Building series is Samer Hanini. Samer is the founder and managing partner of the Hanini Group, a development company with an affiliated architecture firm, Brick Design, and a construction management firm, Hanini Construction.

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S1 – Episode 1: Matthias Hollwich

The first guest in the American Building series is Matthias Hollwich, Founder and Partner of the architecture firm HWKN (“Hawk-in”). This episode takes a deep dive into 25 Kent, HWKN’s recently completed commercial building on the Williamsburg waterfront in Brooklyn.