80 episodes

Building Ideas is a podcast joined by passionate designers, leaders, and innovators who believe design and relationships have the power to make the world a better place. Join us as we discuss trending topics, innovative techniques and deep-seated traditions in the design, non-profit, and business worlds that leave a lasting impact on our lives and our communities. Subscribe to hear the latest monthly updates and special guest appearances on Wednesdays.

Building Ideas is a podcast brought to you by MSA Design, an award winning national architecture and design firm headquartered in the Midwest committed to designing exceptional experiences and spaces.

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    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Building Ideas is a podcast joined by passionate designers, leaders, and innovators who believe design and relationships have the power to make the world a better place. Join us as we discuss trending topics, innovative techniques and deep-seated traditions in the design, non-profit, and business worlds that leave a lasting impact on our lives and our communities. Subscribe to hear the latest monthly updates and special guest appearances on Wednesdays.

Building Ideas is a podcast brought to you by MSA Design, an award winning national architecture and design firm headquartered in the Midwest committed to designing exceptional experiences and spaces.

    Episode 79_Tianay Amat

    Episode 79_Tianay Amat

    • 38 min
    Episode 78_Roger David

    Episode 78_Roger David

    • 36 min
    Episode 77_Karl Kadon - Season Four Premiere

    Episode 77_Karl Kadon - Season Four Premiere

    • 56 min
    Episode 76_Siobhan Taylor - Season Three Finale

    Episode 76_Siobhan Taylor - Season Three Finale

    Siobhan Taylor believes that transformational education changes not only students but also families and communities. She was named the second president of DePaul Cristo Rey High School (DPCR) in Cincinnati in August 2020.

    A Cincinnati native, Siobhan is a graduate of Ursuline Academy, Miami University and the University of Michigan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology, a master’s degree in social work social policy, and completed additional studies at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She has held several education leadership positions including at the Springer School and Center, and James N. Gamble Montessori High School. Prior to taking the leadership position at DPCR, she served as Head of High School at Marburn Academy in New Albany, Ohio.

    As President & CEO of DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Siobhan is passionate about providing opportunities for students to secure their futures, and is equally committed to fostering each student’s spiritual development. DPCR serves students who aspire to go to college but whose families have limited financial means. As a Catholic, college preparatory high school with a unique Corporate Work Study Program, DPCR gives students the experience of working in businesses and organizations throughout their high school careers.

    Siobhan was named a member of Leadership Cincinnati Class 47 in 2023; as a Power 100 Rising Star in July 2023; as an Ohio Top 500 Leader in 2022 and 2023; and among Greater Cincinnati’s Forty under 40 list of emerging leaders in September 2021. Her interests in and passion for education, female empowerment, and mental health advocacy have led her to make an impact through significant volunteer work that has an international reach. She serves on the Ambassador Council of the Eating Recovery Center and frequently serves on mental health panels with a particular interest in those that address mental health and spirituality issues in diverse communities.

    Siobhan is committed to support youth and women locally and globally through multiple organizations: Compassion International, where she sponsors religious life and education for four children in multiple countries; Montana de Luz, a Honduran orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS; Miami University Regionals Community Advisory Board; and Women in Christian Leadership, where she supports programming for Christian, women and business leaders.

    Drawing upon her love of young people and God, she also serves as the Founder of Conflicts of the Heart, a Christian women's small group ministry and blog. She is currently working on a devotional and other opportunities to share God’s love with others.

    • 41 min
    Episode 75_Ricardo Grant

    Episode 75_Ricardo Grant

    • 48 min
    Episode 74_Michele & Mike O'Rourke

    Episode 74_Michele & Mike O'Rourke

    Michele A. O'Rourke - CEO of O'Rourke Wrecking Company

    Michele A. O'Rourke is the visionary CEO of O'Rourke Wrecking Company, a leading name in the demolition and environmental industry. Since taking the helm in 2019, O'ROURKE has consistently ranked among the Top 15 largest demolition contractors in the United States according to ENR Magazine. What began as a small excavation firm in 1962 has evolved into a nationwide powerhouse specializing in demolition, environmental remediation, and recycling.

    Michele's illustrious journey at O'ROURKE spans nearly three decades, encompassing diverse roles, from Accounting and Bid Coordination to Project Management, Operations, Business Development, and ultimately the prestigious CEO position. Her unwavering dedication and tenacity have propelled O'ROURKE to undertake iconic projects, including the IRS site, Millennium Hotel, US Playing Card World Headquarters, FC Cincinnati, and many more.

    In 2021, Michele was honored as the "Construction Woman of the Year" by Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), a recognition that underscores her trailblazing accomplishments in the male-dominated construction industry. Beyond her corporate duties, she actively contributes to organizations like the Spirit of Construction Foundation, Ohio Valley Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Allied Construction Industries (ACI), National Demolition Association (NDA), Mercy Health Foundation, Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC), American Heart Association- Hardhats with Hearts, and has previously served on the SPCA Cincinnati Board of Directors. Michele's commitment to community and industry growth is truly exceptional, as she tirelessly challenges industry perceptions and passionately advocates for the construction sector.

    Mike O'Rourke - President of O'Rourke Wrecking Company

    For over two and a half decades, Mike O'Rourke has served as the President of O'Rourke Wrecking Company, a pioneering force in the demolition and environmental remediation industry. Founded in 1962, O'ROURKE's journey has seen it evolve from a small excavation company into a multifaceted firm, offering services ranging from demolition and sitework to abatement, environmental remediation, and recycling.

    In its remarkable 60-year history, O'ROURKE has demolished over 20,000 structures, encompassing a wide array of projects, from professional sports stadiums and multi-story buildings in major metropolitan areas to airports and shopping malls. Mike's hands-on experience began at the tender age of 12, starting as a Laborer, and during his high school and college years, he dedicated his weekends and summers to working on various jobsites. He attended the University of Cincinnati and successfully graduated with a BS in Business Management and Real Estate in 1990, all while working full-time.

    In 1994, Mike took on the role of President after the untimely passing of his father at the age of 52. By 1998, he gained controlling interest in the company, leading to a name change to O'Rourke Wrecking Company, more accurately reflecting the firm's core business. Since then, O'ROURKE has continued to flourish, taking on demolition projects nationwide, including notable implosions and conventional demolitions of iconic structures. Mike's dedication to the field of demolition has been unwavering, and his leadership has played a pivotal role in the company's ongoing growth and success.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ibejonsie ,

Broadly appealing and challenging podcast

Of the numerous podcasts I subscribe to, this is one of the most broad in the topics and people it covers. While the guests are From a very diverse backgrounds in points of view, I invariably come away from them with thought-provoking ideas and feel challenged to examine my own points of view on not only the built environment but other topics that come up during the course of the interviews. Highly recommended.

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