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Historic preservation and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They are actually two sides of the same coin: both involve buildings and both are about our collective future. Such historic buildings are also created by people in a specific place in time and are subject to the cultural prejudices of race and gender. These buildings are the Tangible Remnants of people who shaped the world and can serve as temporal touchpoints for future generations. Join sustainable preservation architect, Nakita Reed, as she explores the interconnectedness of architecture, preservation, sustainability, race and gender. You’ll learn about people, buildings, and policies that made a historical impact and hear from women and BIPOC practitioners who are impacting the built environment today.

Tangible Remnants Nakita Reed // Gābl Media

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Historic preservation and sustainability are not mutually exclusive. They are actually two sides of the same coin: both involve buildings and both are about our collective future. Such historic buildings are also created by people in a specific place in time and are subject to the cultural prejudices of race and gender. These buildings are the Tangible Remnants of people who shaped the world and can serve as temporal touchpoints for future generations. Join sustainable preservation architect, Nakita Reed, as she explores the interconnectedness of architecture, preservation, sustainability, race and gender. You’ll learn about people, buildings, and policies that made a historical impact and hear from women and BIPOC practitioners who are impacting the built environment today.

    Conference Chat w/ Pascale Sablan

    Conference Chat w/ Pascale Sablan

    This week's episode features a conversation from the AIA Conference on Architecture 2022. I joined the https://www.archispolly.online/episodes (Architecture is Political Podcast) host Melissa Daniel to chat all things NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects) with Pascale Sablan FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP and Tiffany Brown MBA, NOMA, Assoc. AIA. In this episode, Pascale talks about how https://www.noma.net/ (NOMA) has impacted her career and the importance of connection.
    To listen to Tiffany’s portion of the interview, please check out the https://www.archispolly.online/episodes/conferencechatbrown (Architecture is Political) podcast.
    Links:
    https://www.archispolly.online/episodes/conferencechatbrown (Architecture is Political: Tiffany Brown episode)
    https://www.beyondthebuilt.com/ (Beyond the Built)
    https://www.adjaye.com/ (Adjaye Associates)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Bios:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pascale-sablan-faia-noma-leed-ap-a0331979/ (Pascale Sablan), FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP is an Associate at Adjaye Associates, with over 14 years of experience, has been on the team for a variety of projects around the world. She studied Architecture at Pratt Institute, then pursued a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia University. Pascale is the 315th living African-American, woman registered architect in the U.S. She is an activist architect who works to advance architecture for the betterment of society, bring visibility and voice to the issues concerning women and BIPOC designers. She founded the Beyond the Built Environment organization positioned to uniquely address the inequitable disparities in architecture. Pascale was awarded the 2021 AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award for her advocacy efforts and ascended to the AIA College of Fellows, the youngest African American to reach that honor. In 2020 Pascale was voted President-Elect of the National Organization of Minority Architecture, the 5th woman to hold this position of leadership.
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffany-d-brown-mba-noma-assoc-aia-a1309413/ (Tiffany D. Brown) is the Executive Director of the National Organization of Minority Architects. Brown is a co-founder of the Urban Arts Collective, a nonprofit focused on increasing underrepresented groups in careers in science, technology, engineering, art and architecture, and mathematics. Brown is a passionate leader within NOMA and the architecture industry, recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) with 2020 Associates Awards for outstanding leadership and creative thinking in her communities and the architecture profession. She was awarded the AIA Detroit and Michigan honors in 2019. Brown held national NOMA board leadership positions and is also a founding member of NOMA Detroit. Brown created 400 FORWARD, which aims to seek the next 400 women architects with an underlying focus on African American girls through access to education on design through provided programming and scholarships. Her work with the organization was recently featured in a new documentary in partnership with Target, “Design for All.” Previously, she worked at SmithGroup and Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit. Brown earned her B.Arch, M.Arch and MBA from Lawrence Technological University.
    **Some of the links above maybe Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.**
    **This episode is sponsored by https://www.smartsheet4architects.com/ (www.Smartsheet4architects.com), a better way to manage architecture projects.**

    • 14 min
    Preservation as Perpetuation w/ Ira Matt

    Preservation as Perpetuation w/ Ira Matt

    This week's episode features an interview with Ira Matt. Ira is the Director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
    We cover a lot of cultural nuances in the conversation. Ultimately it comes back to compassion. If you're interested in working with any of the tribal nations or curious how to navigate working with people of different backgrounds then this is definitely an episode for you.
    Links:
    https://www.achp.gov/ (Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP))
    https://www.achp.gov/indian-tribes-and-native-hawaiians/initiatives/achp-native-american-policies (ACHP Native American Policies)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ira-matt-1ba11643/ (Ira Matt)
    Ira Matt has more than 22 years of historic preservation and cultural resources management experience at both the tribal and federal levels. He began working at the ACHP in 2015 as a program analyst in the Office of Federal Agency Programs. In 2018, he moved to ONAA as a senior program analyst, where he led ONAA’s traditional knowledge initiative and co-authored the ACHP’s Early Coordination with Indian Tribes handbook. He also served on several committees of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.
    Before joining the ACHP, he worked for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes for 16 years in varying capacities, including as Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, resource advisor, tribal archaeologist, and as a wildland firefighter. During this time, he regularly worked with the Cultural Committees and Elder Advisory Boards, Tribal Council, and Salish Kootenai College to generate positive outcomes in cultural resource management by implementing historic preservation as a tool to effectuate cultural perpetuation.
    Ira Matt’s prior federal experience includes serving as the Federal Preservation Officer/National Archaeologist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and as a tribal affairs specialist for the Department of Energy.
    Ira is Salish and an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of western Montana. He received his BA and MA in anthropology from the University of Montana and a Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law from the University of Tulsa College of Law.
    **Some of the links above maybe Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.**
    **This podcast is sponsored by https://www.smartsheet4architects.com/ (www.Smartsheet4architects.com), a better way to manage architecture projects.**

    • 40 min
    In the Glass with Menokin: The Glass House w/ Bo Tayloe

    In the Glass with Menokin: The Glass House w/ Bo Tayloe

    This week's episode features a conversation from the summer of 2020 between me and with Bo Tayloe. We were both invited down to Menokin by the Menokin Foundation and interviewed by Michael Beller as part of the Foundation's series "In the Glass with Menokin". This series sought to bring together individuals for thought provoking conversations about their lived experiences and shared connections to Menokin's past, present, and future.
    Menokin was home to one of the Virginia signers of the Declaration of Independence, Francis Lightfoot Lee, his wife, Rebecca Tayloe, and various enslaved people.
    Bo Tayloe and I met for the first time about 15 minutes before the record button was pressed so what you'll hear is us getting to know each other and sharing our perspectives on the site: me as someone who's ancestors would have been enslaved and him as someone who's ancestors would have done the enslaving. It was an interesting day and talking with Bo was a highlight of my summer that year.
    Building Highlight: Menokin in Warsaw VA
    Links:
    https://www.veranda.com/luxury-lifestyle/a40077385/american-neighborhood-design-black-trailblazers/ (Oprah's Future Rising Series) - Nakita and Kia
    https://www.oprahdaily.com/interactive/a40229418/futurerising/ (Oprah's Future Rising Series) - Full
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/race-preservation-w-brent-leggs/ (Episode 4: Brent Leggs)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/determined-by-design-w-kia-weatherspoon/ (Episode 14: w/ Kia Weatherspoon)
    http://www.culturalheritagepartners.com/montpelier-votes-to-share-governance-with-descendants/ (Montpelier Story )as covered by Cultural Heritage Partners
    https://www.montpelier.org/learn/montpelier-board-restructure-parity (Montpelier Structural Parity)
    https://www.menokin.org/digital-content/in-the-glass-with-menokin-video-the-glass-house (In the Glass with Menokin: Episode 2 Nakita and Bo)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Thank you to this Episode's Sponsor:
    http://bqe.com/masterclass (BQE) makes it easy to manage your projects and people, for maximum productivity and ultimate profitability. Start implementing powerful systems for the profitability you need and the freedom you want. Join Douglas Tieger, FAIA for the next Designing Your Business Masterclass, brought to you by BQE CORE. Every live masterclass session is free and includes AIA continuing education credit. Register now at bqe.com/masterclass.
    **This podcast is sponsored by https://www.smartsheet4architects.com/ (www.Smartsheet4architects.com), a better way to manage architecture projects.**

    • 40 min
    Lessons from Legends

    Lessons from Legends

    **EPISODE MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
    This episode is a replay of the April 2022 Lessons from Legends interview at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and features a conversation with the Legendary architect Diane Cho. She shares what brought her to Baltimore in the 1970s, what it was like to be a minority woman practicing architecture, and her hopes for the future of the profession. (Please note: The audio is a little patchy at the beginning but we changed mics early on to improve the quality.)
    Building Highlights: Tindeco Wharf, Brewer’s Hill, Clipper Mill and the American Brewery for Humanim. Check out the https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants Instagram page) for images.
    Links:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DedfZXPVLAandt=2316s (Full Lessons from Legends Interview on Youtube)
    https://www.quinnevans.com/work/american-brewery-ba (American Brewery for Humanim)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Bio: Diane Cho is a founding principal of Cho Benn Holback (formerly Cho Wilks Benn), a women owned architectural firm noted for projects in the cultural, educational, and community realm where the focus has been on the creative re-use of aging, historic building stock. Cho and Barbara Wilks started their architecture firm in the late 1970’s having moved to Baltimore a few years earlier after graduating from Cornell University’s architecture school. Beginning with rowhouse renovations, they gradually expanded their portfolio to include larger buildings and added partners David Benn and George Holback to enhance the firm’s reach. An early focus on housing led to market rate warehouse renovations such as Tindeco Wharf and Canton Cove, and a number of affordable housing/historic school house renovations located in some of Baltimore’s most challenging neighborhoods.
    Believing in the arts as a catalyst for community revitalization, Cho began to focus her projects primarily in the cultural realm where she has worked closely with clients to assure that architectural concepts reflect each institution’s mission. Her portfolio includes many award-winning projects such as the Baltimore School for the Arts, the Jim Rouse Center at the American Visionary Art Museum, the Everyman Theatre and Center Stage.
    As an active leader and a patron for many cultural organizations, she has helped to position and celebrate the arts as a vital ingredient in the life of strong and vibrant cities. Diane currently serves on the Board of Trustees of MICA and has recently served on the boards of the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Everyman Theatre.
    After 35 years of building the firm in Baltimore, she and her partners sold their architecture firm in 2017 to Quinn Evans, a national firm headquartered in Washington DC with five other branches throughout the mid-Atlantic and Midwest. She remains a principal with Quinn Evans and continues to spearhead projects within her area of expertise.
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    Thank you to this Episode's Sponsor: http://bqe.com/masterclass (BQE) makes it easy to manage your projects and people, for maximum productivity and ultimate profitability. Start implementing powerful systems for the profitability you need and the freedom you want. Join Douglas Tieger, FAIA for the next Designing Your Business Masterclass, brought to you by BQE CORE. Every live masterclass session is free and includes AIA continuing education credit. Register now at bqe.com/masterclass.
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    This podcast is sponsored by https://www.smartsheet4architects.com/ (www.Smartsheet4architects.com), a better way to manage architecture projects.**

    • 34 min
    Architecture, Race & Empathy w/ Dr. Kendall Nicholson

    Architecture, Race & Empathy w/ Dr. Kendall Nicholson

    **EPISODE MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
    This episode is another fun one and I really enjoyed getting to know fellow UVA alum, Dr. Kendall Nicholson, better in this episode. We cover Race and Architecture, storytelling and empathy. We also touch on how to tap into your network to travel to another country, lessons he’s learned so far being a father and how adopting kids through the foster care system has helped him flex his empathy muscles. This is an expansive conversation where we really get into how all everything is connected and how his experiences in one aspect of his life inform all others.
    Building Highlight: https://www.visitphilly.com/things-to-do/attractions/philadelphia-museum-of-art/ (Philadelphia Museum of Art). The final plan, adopted in March 1917, was a collaborative effort by the firm of Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary; Paul Cret; Horace Trumbauer; and various members of Trumbauer’s firm including Howell Lewis Shay and senior designer Julian Abele, the first African American graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's architecture program and one of the first African American architects to come to prominence in the United States.
    Links:
    https://www.instagram.com/kendallanicholson/ (Kendall Nicholson's Instagram)
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eT-ZPZ_BNl8 (Julian Abele and the Philadelphia Museum of Art )
    https://spotlight.duke.edu/abele/ (Julian Abele's Duke University legacy )
    https://www.acsa-arch.org/about/ (The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA))
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html (1619 Project)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kendall-nicholson-ed-d-71628320/ (Dr. Kendall Nicholson) is a licensed educator, trained architectural designer, and an avid researcher. He works as the Director of Research and Information at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and is currently furthering his research at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design with work focused on the confluence of race, architecture, and education. He has presented research internationally and his research interests surround equity, education, and curriculum within the discipline of architecture.
    Nationally, his passion for equity and racial justice manifests in his role as the research consultant for the 2016 and 2018 Equity in Architecture Survey sponsored by AIA San Francisco and Equity by Design (EQxD). He also volunteers as a member of the AIA’s Equity and the Future of Architecture board committee and on the newly formed NOMA Research Comm.
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    Thank you to this Episode's Sponsor:
    http://bqe.com/masterclass (BQE) makes it easy to manage your projects and people, for maximum productivity and ultimate profitability. Start implementing powerful systems for the profitability you need and the freedom you want. Join Douglas Tieger, FAIA for the next Designing Your Business Masterclass, brought to you by BQE CORE. Every live masterclass session is free and includes AIA continuing education credit. Register now at bqe.com/masterclass.
    **Some of the links above may be Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.**
    **This episode is sponsored by https://www.smartsheet4architects.com/ (www.Smartsheet4architects.com), a better way to manage architecture projects.**

    • 47 min
    Creating Your Well w/ Tiara Hughes

    Creating Your Well w/ Tiara Hughes

    **EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE**
    This week’s conversation was a fun one for me b/c I got to have an in depth conversation with Tiara Hughes. We cover the impact of attending a PWI (predominantly white institution). We also talk about how representation matters and how we both were impacted by having, or not having, black professors during our architecture studies. We discuss the different types of architectural degree programs and how different degrees impact when you can start taking your licensure exams. We touch on working through grief and how to create a support network so you can keep going.
    Building Highlight: https://www.blackenterprise.com/emmett-tills-chicago-home-achieved-landmark-status-and-will-become-a-museum/ (Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House). Check out the https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram) page to see photos of the building.
    Links:
    https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/zlup/Historic_Preservation/Publications/Emmett_Till_and_Mamie_Till-Mobley_House_report.pdf (Emmett Till Landmark designation)
    https://first500.org/about-first-500/ (First 500)
    https://www.noma.net/ (NOMA)
    https://bwa-network.square.site/ (Black Women in Architecture Network)
    https://www.instagram.com/tangibleremnants/ (Tangible Remnants on Instagram)
    https://www.podpage.com/tangible-remnants/ (Tangible Remnants Website)
    https://linktr.ee/TangibleRemnants (LinkedTr.ee for resources)
    https://gablmedia.com/ (Gabl Media Network)
    https://sarahgilberg.bandcamp.com/releases (Sarah Gilberg's Music)

    Bio: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiara-hughes-noma-realtor%C2%AE-5a8b913a/ (Tiara Hughes ), A St. Louis native, now based in Chicago, Tiara Hughes is a Senior Urban Designer at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), an adjunct professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a Commissioner with the City of Chicago Landmarks Commission, and a real estate professional.
    She is a devoted activist, educator and advocate for underrepresented communities and voices, and currently serves on the Board for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and the Charnley-Persky House Board of Directors for the Society of Architectural Historians. Tiara's personal experiences in the industry along with her passion for advocacy led her to establish a national research initiative called FIRST 500 in 2018. As the founder and executive director of FIRST 500, Tiara travels the country to raise awareness of the importance of Black Women Architects throughout history and their contribution to the built environment.
    Tiara is a believer in giving back to her community, serving as a co-leader of SOM’s ACE Mentorship program in Chicago. As a designer, Tiara is driven by creating work that emphasizes greater socioeconomic equity and cultural awareness. She believes "Ultimately our efforts to positively impact communities of color will expand outward and evolve our academic institutions, our firms, our industry and by extension, our communities." In 2021, Tiara received the prestigious AIA Associates Award, given by the Institute to associate members who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership and have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their component or region’s membership.
    **Thank you to this Episode's Sponsor: http://bqe.com/masterclass (BQE) makes it easy to manage your projects and people, for maximum productivity and ultimate profitability. Start implementing powerful systems for the profitability you need and the freedom you want. Join Douglas Tieger, FAIA for the next Designing Your Business Masterclass, brought to you by BQE CORE. Every live masterclass session is free and includes AIA continuing education credit. Register now at bqe.com/masterclass.
    **Some of the links above may be Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to...

    • 50 min

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RPRktekt ,

Fantastic

As an architect and preservationist, I am absolutely giddy listening to the conversations in this podcast. These are the discussions I want to have! I can feel your passion and curiosity for the topics you cover. Everything is presented in a down to earth and approachable way. Thank you so much for sharing your viewpoint with the world.

Sfk105 ,

Finally

As a preservationist, this is the podcast I’ve been waiting for. Thank you!

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