Spaces Podcast

Spaces Podcast

Spaces is a millennial led podcast for anyone interested in the building industry, and a forum to explore history, current issues, trends and advancements in the industry. From design and construction to management and economics, join hosts Jason, Ali and Dimitrius as they discuss all aspects of the building industry. www.spacespodcast.com... Show More

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June 12, 2019 11 min

Season 2 Preview! We discuss what we've been up to over the break and what we have planned for this season and beyond! Show Music: Intro - "Keep Calm and Chill" from Soundroll Outro - "As Real as it Gets" by Matt Large

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December 20, 2018 77 min

An explosive growth of the craft brewing industry has resulted in comparable growth in commercial space being used for brewing. In this LIVE recorded episode, we are on location at Four Sons Brewing in Huntington Beach, CA to celebrate our first year anniversary, help raise funds for HomeAid OC, and discuss breweries! Evan Miles, a Project Manager at Home Aid OC, sits down with us to briefly highlight HomeAid, and Duke and Deven, o... Read more

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December 14, 2018 67 min

Airports are one of the most complex building types in the industry due to the extensive facilities and systems it must accommodate. Ben Regnier, Senior Associate at Gensler, joins the show to share his expertise. In this episode we discuss the evolution of airports and aviation, design and construction considerations, and a future of airport design focused on elevating the passenger experience. Show Music: Intro - "Funky Suspense... Read more

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November 26, 2018 47 min

The controversial art form of Graffiti has grown from its outlaw past to be an accepted element in beautifying some urban communities. Danni Simpson, commercial and street artist, of Danni Simpson Art joins the show to discuss her style and inspiration, participation in the movement and experience of a renewed relationship between graffiti/street art, municipalities and the building industry. Show Music: Intro - "Funky Suspense" ... Read more

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November 6, 2018 62 min

Urban population growth and the dependence on transportation has reached a point where 30 to 60% of urban areas are taken by roads and parking lots. Subsequently, mobility issues have exponentially increased. Brandon Reyes P.E., Project Manager at Michael Baker International joins the show to discuss changes in transportation on the horizon and how they may affect the future of spaces we occupy every day. Project Spotlights: The B... Read more

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October 30, 2018 10 min

In the spirit of Halloween, Spaces Podcast presents the first edition of "Haunted Spaces." In this episode we highlight the Hotel Monte Vista in Flagstaff, Arizona and its collection of horrifying guests. Show Music: "Night of Chaos" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ "Ossuary 6 - Air" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed unde... Read more

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October 23, 2018 64 min

Rising land values have drastically impacted housing, even multifamily housing which has historically been an affordable housing solution. In this episode, David Senden, Principal and Board of Governors member of KTGY Architecture + Planning joins us to discuss project complexities and issues, political and societal changes, trends, and potential solutions to alleviate the housing crisis. Project Spotlights: Re-Habit | R+D Project... Read more

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October 17, 2018 59 min

Almost 75% of Millennials and Generation Z are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings! This willingness will play a major role in the future of gym design and operations, especially if your workout can generate electricity. Yes, you read that right...generate your own electricity! Matt Thorsen, Product Manager at Sportsart joins the show to highlight the ECO POWR fitness line and discuss current and future trends in gym des... Read more

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October 3, 2018 60 min

In 10 short years, tech investments in the building industry have increased from $4.5 million to $1.38 billion annually! In this episode we discuss products and technologies that are changing the industry today and in the near future. We highlight wearable technology, management software, robots & drones, blockchain, social media marketing, VR & AR, and the implications of design software advancements. Google and Tesla and Amazon,... Read more

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September 12, 2018 64 min

Buildings today cause 39% of CO2 emissions in the US. If you have not heard of LEED and or WELL, today's episode is a great intro into these industry design standards that are shifting buildings to healthier and more human-centric spaces. We discuss environmental and green building history, LEED and WELL basics, industry perception, issues and potential value. Project Spotlights: Operation Smile Global Headquarters | Virginia Be... Read more

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Ever wonder what it's like to be an architect, engineer, developer or contractor? In today's episode we welcome our guest Puneet Comar, Director of Land Development, US West of IBI Group to join our discussion on career planning in the building industry. Through this discussion we'll discuss what attracted us to the industry, salary expectations, educational requirements, critical business issues to be addressed in the near future,... Read more

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August 17, 2018 59 min

A national conversation about housing is coming to the forefront. In this episode we explore how we may have gotten here. We discuss current issues of affordability, potential causes - labor shortage, raising land and material costs, immigration - and potential solutions now and in the future. Show Music: Intro - "Funky Suspense" from www.bensound.com History - "Enigmatic" from www.bensound.com Audio Clips: "The Feudal System and ... Read more

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August 7, 2018 60 min

Humans, throughout history, have had an innate desire to reach for the sky. Today we explored the avenue to do so via skyscrapers. We highlight the history, explore the economics of their development, and discuss trends of safety and innovation that have allowed these buildings to reach new heights! We pose the question, "How relevant are skyscrapers to Millennials?"... and find out Dimitrius' Top 5 movies with skyscrapers. Proj... Read more

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July 23, 2018 56 min

It's summertime! Today's episode dives into the history, development and currents trends of amusement parks. We chat a bit about popular parks such as Disneyland and Six Flags, features like the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and test Jason and Michelle's knowledge about Amusement Parks. Project Spotlights: Gardens of Sallust The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 | Chicago, IL Coney Island | New York Action Park | Vernon, NJ ... Read more

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July 10, 2018 23 min

Spaces Podcast welcomes in a new team member! Michelle Thrakulchavee, Vice President of Land Acquisition at City Ventures, joins the show and highlights the her background. Show Music: Intro - Funky Suspense from www.bensound.com Outro - The Ants Built A City On His Chest by Doctor Turtle https://doctorturtle.bandcamp.com/

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June 19, 2018 42 min

The incarcerated population has ballooned over the last 50 years and public attitudes have slowly shifted towards active pursuit of criminal justice reform. However, we can't forget about prison design itself. In today's episode the guys highlight key points of criminal justice reform and discuss the evolution of prison design and potential improvements for the future. Project Spotlights: Medievil Prison Design Bridewell House o... Read more

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May 24, 2018 56 min

Education and school safety are some of the most polarizing topics in our society today. In this episode, Todd Ferking, an architect and principal of DLR Group, joins the show to discuss school design, philosophy to promote a good educational environment, and achieving a balance in design that will encourage a safe space for students. Project Spotlights: Voorlezer's House (one-room schoolhouse) | Staten Island, NY Crow Island Scho... Read more

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May 21, 2018 73 min

In today's episode we welcome our guest, Sara Bendrick, landscape designer and host of DIY Network's "I Hate My Yard" and "Lawn & Order", to explore the home renovation industry, DIY vs. hiring a professional, tips and highlighting the process of renovation. In other news, the group gives professional and personal updates and Ali has major news... Show Music: Intro - "Funky Suspense" from www.bensound.com History - "Enigmatic" f... Read more

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April 25, 2018 68 min

In today's episode, our guest, Davis Richardson, shares his first hand experience of designing, building and living in his own Tiny Home. We discuss the feasibility, pitfalls in the process of design and construction, life in a tiny home community, and if you could have a party in a tiny house... Project Spotlight: Tumbleweed, by Jay Shafer | Iowa City, Iowa Kinetohaus, by Davis Richardson | Austin, Texas...currently Show Music: ... Read more

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April 11, 2018 58 min

Warning...this episode may make you hungry. In today's mouth watering episode you'll hear about apple fritters, western bacon cheeseburgers, and seasoned fries from the "roach coach". We explore the evolution of restaurants and the types of restaurants that exist today. Project Spotlight: ATX Cocina, by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture | Austin, Texas Mendocino Farms | California Show Music: Intro - "Funky Suspense" from www.be... Read more

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