E024 LIVE! Storey Telling v.03

This is the live and lightly cut audio from the third Storey Telling event, part of Design Pittsburgh 2016.

There are two others you can listen to, too.

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.

Rob Pfaffmann had a vision plan for saving the Civic Arena, find out more on his website.

You can find out more about the August Wilson house here.

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E018 LIVE! Storey Telling v.02

This is the live and uncut audio from the second Storey Telling event.

For those that missed the first, you can listen to that, too.

The short story: four architects come together to share stories on a theme. This time the theme was Love Stories for Valentine’s Day. Here are the four great presenters:

Thanks to (from left to right) Felix Fukui, Lisa Adkins, Miriam Devlin and Mike Gwin for making this possible.

Some of the pictures that I promised:

The Old Chicago Post Office, that you can drive through:


The first generation of Scripps’ profiler, the lunar-lander-looking-thing that I described on the show:


And the second generation that Felix worked on (more photos in this pdf):


Thanks again to everyone who came out.

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S03E01 LIVE! Storey Telling v.01

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.

The blurb:

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).

Freddie Croce, founding parter at inter*Architecture, CMU professor and previous podcast guest.

John Barbera, another Syracuse alum, employed at Penner and Associates Architects (where we worked together for a spell).

Eric Fisher, Harvard man, founding principal of FISHER ARCHitecture, gracious host for this event, and another previous podcast guest.

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.

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Bea Spolidoro took all of the photos, special thanks to her. She’s also on the YAF Committee with me. Here’s how to connect with us if you’re a Young Architect in Pittsburgh:

Request to join the Facebook Group
Visit our corner of the AIA Pittsburgh website
Follow on Twitter: @YAFpgh
and on Instagram: @YAFpgh

Get your tickets to the next PKN event before they sell out.

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