14 episodes

In the Design for an Agile World Podcast, we discuss a specific approach to architecture that focuses on what building occupants and users need and how to produce solutions that will satisfy those needs. A compelling collection of stories and perspectives from project owners, design professionals, and construction partners, Design for an Agile World will help you apply an agile mindset to your organization and facilities. We’re here to support project owners, design professionals, and construction partners in their quest to challenge the status quo to bring better value to their stakeholders through an agile design lens.

Design for an Agile World Walker Architects, Inc.

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In the Design for an Agile World Podcast, we discuss a specific approach to architecture that focuses on what building occupants and users need and how to produce solutions that will satisfy those needs. A compelling collection of stories and perspectives from project owners, design professionals, and construction partners, Design for an Agile World will help you apply an agile mindset to your organization and facilities. We’re here to support project owners, design professionals, and construction partners in their quest to challenge the status quo to bring better value to their stakeholders through an agile design lens.

    Designing for Wellness: The Agile Approach Behind UF’s Student Healthcare Center WELL Platinum Certification

    Designing for Wellness: The Agile Approach Behind UF’s Student Healthcare Center WELL Platinum Certification

    What moves the needle for you? Joe Walker welcomes Iris Meeker LEED AP, WELL AP, Senior Interior Designer and Director of Sustainability for Walker Architects, and Dustin Stephany LEED AP, WELL AP, CEM, Sustainable Building Coordinator for the University of Florida. They review how the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed interior space design, focusing on student health and well-being. Given the substantial time spent indoors, they discuss the crucial role building professionals play in influen...

    • 49 min
    The Evolution of Active Learning in Future Higher Education Spaces with Kevin Lackey AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    The Evolution of Active Learning in Future Higher Education Spaces with Kevin Lackey AIA, LEED AP BD+C

    The world of higher education architecture is changing. Joe sits down with Kevin Lackey, Principal and Office Leader at Walker Architects in Atlanta. Kevin shares his personal journey into architecture, revealing how the firm's commitment to a people-centric approach—tailoring designs to meet the unique needs of each client—was a decisive factor in his career. This client-focused philosophy not only bolstered relationships but also improved the functionality and adaptability of their architec...

    • 39 min
    Designing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Performing Arts Spaces with Amy Donohue AIA, LFA, NOMA

    Designing for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Performing Arts Spaces with Amy Donohue AIA, LFA, NOMA

    Ever wonder what happens when you mix innovative design with a pinch of architectural genius? Joe Walker's conversation with Amy Donohue on Design for an Agile World offers a refreshing glimpse into the future of spaces where everyone belongs. Amy isn't just any architect; she's a trailblazer who has crafted concepts with Richard Meyer and Partners and sparked innovation at Nike, and now, she's infusing creativity into spaces at Bora Architecture and Interiors.They shine a spotlight on the 71...

    • 51 min
    Transforming Patient Experiences Through Design with Dr. Michael S. Okun

    Transforming Patient Experiences Through Design with Dr. Michael S. Okun

    Imagine a world where doctors and patients work closely together, where hospitals are designed with you in mind. Joe sits down with Dr. Michael S. Okun from the well-known Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at the University of Florida Health. They dive deep into how the institute, born in 2002 and growing from a tiny team to a powerhouse with $71 million from the NIH, is revolutionizing care for brain conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.Joe and Dr. Okun talk about ...

    • 46 min
    Agile Design for Exceptional Public Service with John Power

    Agile Design for Exceptional Public Service with John Power

    Host Joe Walker sits down with Alachua County tax collector John Power, to discuss the importance of providing excellent customer service and the impact of agile design on public facilities and employee satisfaction. John's journey to being elected into public office highlights the significance of nurturing individuals within any business or organization. He emphasizes the need for creating a positive environment for employees and customers, and how investing in physical infrastructure ...

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Season 1 Wrap-Up with Agile Design Expert Juli Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP

    Season 1 Wrap-Up with Agile Design Expert Juli Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP

    In the final episode of season one of Design for an Agile World, host Joe Walker is joined by Juli Mitchell, IIDA, LEED AP, a Principal at Walker Architects. Juli, an expert in agile design thinking for interior environments, reflects on her journey and how she became a part of the Walker Architect’s team. Together, they explore the importance of tailoring physical spaces to individual needs and emphasize the role of design in crafting comfortable environments that prioritize people’s health ...

    • 39 min

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