Space to Build

Space to Build

These stories are dedicated to and for the women who build our communities. Stay tuned for weekly chats with women of architecture, engineering, and construction. Let's share our wins our struggles and what it means to be in the AEC industry. There are so many roles to explore, and we hope you will join us for those discussions!

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April 28, 2021 32 min

Welcome to the LAST episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This episode our guest is Kayla Bonish.

Kayla is a project engineer at Davis Construction. She works within the commercial interiors department.  She is another Hokie who graduated in 2019 with a Bachelors in Construction Engineering and Management.

She shares about her first year out of college, the day to day l...

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Welcome to the second to last episode of Season 2 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This episode our guest is Tenika Chavis.

Tenika is the owner of Lady Carpenter LLC.  Her services include general contracting, renovations, and real estate investing.  

In this episode she shares her experiences in the union as a carpenter, how she plans on pivoting her construction career, and advice a...

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Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

Season 2 has been about building confidence and community. Ordinarily we look at building community in the sense of building your own network to help elevate your career. This week we are taking on a new angle. 

This episode our guest is Natalie Goodin.

Natalie is a midwest-based Architectural Designer with a background in no...

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Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week we have Michelle Hands of She Who Dares Wins!

Michelle is a mom, setting out engineer, land surveyor, and business woman.  She works hard to advocate for women in male dominated industries as well.  We chat about levels of confidence, workplace failures, and connecting with people that you may think are out of your...

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Welcome to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week, we have Alex Burd, a 24 year old environmental solutions business owner in Tennessee and a founding member of the Crew Collaborative.  She is passionate about making a change in the construction industry and advocating for a more diverse and inclusive workplace for all individuals.  I had so much fun chatting wit...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week, we have Kelly Ireland, a registered Master Plumber in Philadelphia.

We explore her journey through her apprenticeship, her experiences in the commercial sector and her new move to residential service work.  We dive into what building confidence has looked like for her through these different stages. 

She also ...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week our guest is JoAnn Brookes!

JoAnn works for Perkins Eastman, an architecture and design firm.  She wears two hats depending on the project.  Some times she is the Project Manager and other times she is the Project Architect.

In this episode we discuss her experiences and perspectives in construction management,...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week our guest is Tonya Hicks!

Tonya is a serial entrepreneur, mom to two boys, and an advocate for women!

In this episode we talk about her journey through construction and how this has lead to her two businesses and organization.  We start with her experiences as the first women wireman for the International Broth...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week our guest is Brittany Bailey!

Brittany is a Licensed General Contractor, DIY Educator, and founder of PrettyHandyGirl.com a resource with over 1,500 DIY tutorials for everything from home improvement and repairs to crafting and smaller scale DIY projects.

In this episode we talk about becoming a licensed genera...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week our guest is Patricia Haywood!

Patricia is the founder of Master Buildhers. She loves wearing colorful clothing, sporting an afro and being unapologetically herself. For too long, she tried to fit into a box that suffocated her genius. Today she stands out, embraces her difference and inspires others to walk t...

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Welcome back for another season of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week our guest is Kate Reiling, introvert, mentor, and construction advocate!

Kate is a project manager for a civil/sitework contractor in the Metro Atlanta Area. She has been in the industry since her first internship in 2005, when I fell in love with construction!  Her passion for our industry has lead her to bec...

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February 11, 2021 2 min

Hey there!

Welcome to our SECOND season of Space to Build, the podcast where we chat with women in construction about the roles they play in building our community. This season is focused on Building Confidence and Community to Elevate your career.

New episodes will release every Wednesday, starting 2/17/2021!  Please hit that subscribe button to stay tuned!

You can also find us on Instagram at @spacetobuild and online at Spaceto...

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Welcome back for the last episode of Season 1 of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week we have our podcast sponsor on as a guest!

I can't wait for you to join Jade and I in this conversation.  We chat about our experiences at Virginia Tech, our opportunities in school and post graduation, things we struggle with, who we are outside of construction, and what turning a hobby into...

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Welcome back to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

This week you will hear from Evelyn Lee:

  • Architect turned Senior XP designer
  • Founder of Practice of Architecture
  • Podcast Host of Practice Disrupted.
  • In this episode we talk about crafting non-traditional careers from architecture, the benefits and setbacks, making cold calls, and even a little behind the scenes about Disne...

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    Welcome back to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week I chat with Ashton White.  Ashton, known as @thatmasonrygirl on Instagram, is a 2 time National Masonry Champion.  She started her masonry journey her junior year of high school and has since entered college.  We chat about what college has meant to her and where she hopes her experiences take her next.  

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    January 6, 2021 40 min

    Welcome back to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week I chat with Julie Foley, architect and fellow nerd!  She is currently studying for her exams to become an Architect.  During this conversation Julie and I talk about her nerdy passions and asking questions.  Julie has the key piece to a successful career down - be a sponge.  She is always ready to learn new i...

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    Welcome back to another episode of Space to Build, the podcast dedicated to the hard working women of construction.

    This week I chat with Jennifer Todd, Founder and President of LMS General Contractors.  We chat about the importance of representation in construction, hiring those without experience, and the COVID-19 impact.

    You will appreciate Jennifer's willingness to take a chance on people, train them, and give them room to gr...

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    We have reached 5 weeks here at the Space to Build Podcast!

    This week, our discussion with Richelle revolves around working with different people, be it employees or clients.

    Join us as she shares stories about her two contracting businesses, her "rebellious" childhood, and how she chooses to show up in the world.  And what here goals are in the sustainability realm.  She is tackling the beginning stages of designing intentio...

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    December 9, 2020 46 min

    Hey there, Space to Build Family!

    Welcome to Episode 4 of the Space to Build Podcast!

    Today's conversation is with Jenna Turner, a 26-year-old mom of 2, 6x business owner, and role model.  She is your next Joanna Gaines. I am going to just tell you now, you will be scooping up your jaw at the end of this conversation.  

    If you want to know what else she has done with her 26 years around the sun, head over to JennaTurner.co to find...

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    December 2, 2020 31 min

    Hey there, Space to Build Family!

    Welcome to Episode 3 of the Space to Build Podcast!

    Today's conversation is with Kate Amaral, a project manager for a general contractor.  We talk about her many pivots and the different management styles she has encountered throughout her career.

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