If you’ve listened to them already, you know how it works: I bring a few architects (and other designers) together to share stories on a theme. This time the theme was built around Design Pittsburgh’s theme this year: Design With Purpose. The AIA will be working with these theme all year long, so I wanted to kick things off with people talking about searching for that purpose. Our amazing presenters for this time were Natalie Stewart, Michelle Fanzo, Marc Mondor, AIA, and John Folan, AIA.
Thanks so much to everyone who participated and helped put together this event, in particular: the amazing AIA Staff who also put together the exhibit you see in the photo.
If you’ve listened to them already, you know how it works: four architects come together to share stories on a theme. This time the theme was built around St. Patrick’s day. We had several interpretations: stories about green architecture, getting lucky, and potent potables. Our amazing presenters for this time were Christina Hohman, Rebecca Schwartz, AIA, and F. Jeffrey Murray, FAIA.
Rebecca (left) and Christina (right), both of Michael Baker International
F. Jeffrey Murray, FAIA, of CH2M, our headliner for tonight
Jeff Murray had a visual aid for his story, which you can see below.
And thanks to Michael Baker International for opening up their corporate offices (and all of its amazing views) to us.
If you’ve listened to them already, you know how it works: four architects come together to share stories on a theme. This time the theme was Scary Stories for Halloween. Our amazing presenters for this time were Bea Spolidoro, Quintin Kittle, Anne Swager, and Rob Pfaffmann.
Unfortunately, we had to lose some of Quintin’s talk due to the slideshow not making very good radio. We’ll just have to have him back again.
We have something totally different to start out the third season of Design:interviewed. A live event that I put together with the members of the Young Architects Forum in Pittsburgh, with the help of Eric Fisher. And before we get started, if you’re new to the show, please subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
Mentors are invaluable to any profession, sharing their experience with the next generation. Architects are gifted storytellers, through their words and the forms they create. Storey Telling combines both, creating a way for mentees to connect with compatible mentors through personal experience. At every Storey Telling event, architects and designers share a short personal story on a theme. After, they are available to connect with mentees after over drinks and light fare.
Four people were kind enough to come out and share a story.
Emily Putas, a fellow YAF member, Syracuse alum and employed at Stantec (formerly Burt Hill, may it rest in peace).
Fun fact: John was a teaching assistant when completing his Master’s at Syracuse, and assisted in teaching Emily who was working on her undergrad. They didn’t expect to meet each other at this event. It’s a small world after all.
Everyone had so much fun, here are some pictures to prove it.
Today I have for you my first full hour with a female designer, Jen Bee.
This interview was recorded prior to the passing of Gary Carlough, co-founder of Edge Studio where my guest today developed her love for restaurant design. He also taught at my alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University. He was a force in the Pittsburgh design community and he will be missed.
Season one of the D:i Podcast is nearly over. Make sure you subscribe on iTunes to stay up to date as we close out the season and start off a new one. [link opens in iTunes] [https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/d-i-podcast/id658374607?mt=2]