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This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

Imagine a Place Imagine a Place

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    • 5.0 • 132 Ratings

This is a podcast about people, places, and design that will help you learn and grow. Our guests share insight, stories, and big ideas that inspire courage and curiosity. Whether it's our workplace, our home, or all the places in between, interior design is shaping the human experience every day.

    From the Heart | Nadia Borrás Marković, Gensler

    From the Heart | Nadia Borrás Marković, Gensler

    Architect Nadia Borrás Marković takes us back to her childhood in Mexico City, reflecting on special memories of the home her father built and the creative spirit he nurtured in her. She opens up about her persistence in achieving her goals as one of the few women studying architecture. Towards the end, she explains how architecture goes beyond the practical to create connection and the importance of understanding people’s stories.

    • 19 min
    Personal Growth in the Era of AI

    Personal Growth in the Era of AI

    I recently attended IIDA's New Year New You event in Miami and came away with some thoughts on what it's like living in the era of AI and the importance of developing authentic intelligence.

    • 14 min
    From Limitations to Innovations, Fostering Creativity and Culture | David Polzin, Cannon Design

    From Limitations to Innovations, Fostering Creativity and Culture | David Polzin, Cannon Design

    If you love thinking about creativity and sharpening your creative skills this episode is for you. David Polzin oversees a creative team at a global firm so he understands what it takes to level up the skills of the team you're leading. David's insights are fresh and relevant, not the same old stuff you typically hear. We are honored to have him on the show.

    • 54 min
    The Truth | Curtis Moody, Architect + Founder of Moody Nolan

    The Truth | Curtis Moody, Architect + Founder of Moody Nolan

    Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day and we are honored to present an interview with renowned architect Curtis Moody, Founder of Moody Nolan. In today's episode, we delve into the profound impact of truth and self-belief on Curtis's life and pioneering achievements. He shares intimate reflections on his upbringing in Columbus, Ohio, highlighted by a pivotal moment: a school counselor's claim that his skin color barred him from pursuing a career in architecture. This episode is a journey through the challenges and triumphs that have defined Curtis's journey.

    Curtis shares vivid memories of learning about Dr. King’s assassination as a teenager and the impact this event had on his life. He also discusses how being a competitive athlete impacted his approach to business, including an incredible strategy that landed him the commission to design Ohio State's arena.

    From the guiding principles he lives by to the projects most meaningful to him, Curtis speaks candidly about the passion and persistence that led him to become one of the most prominent architects in the country.

    • 37 min
    Take a Seat, It Will Change Your Life | Doug Shapiro

    Take a Seat, It Will Change Your Life | Doug Shapiro

    Doug sits down to share some holiday appreciation and the story of how he landed at OFS.

    • 9 min
    Sustainability and the Next Generation of Designers | IIDA at NeoCon

    Sustainability and the Next Generation of Designers | IIDA at NeoCon

    IIDA and OFS Imagine a Place hosted a roundtable discussion focused on sustainability. The conversation offered wisdom and advice for the next generation of interior designers and architects aiming to make sustainability a priority in their work.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

Rad.izdaname ,

Checks all the Boxes

If you haven’t heard #theimagineaplace
#podcast, you are truly missing out on wonderfully crafted and inspirational conversations. Tune in, you won’t regret it! 🧡

Kia Weatherspoon ,

Authenticity and Care

This podcast has a depth of care, conversation, and designing connections with humanity at the forefront! Bravo! Bravo!

BoomerSooner91 ,

Furniture is not a four letter word

I loved listening to Dianne and Doug interact. I think Furgatory is one of the best words ever created! We need to put that on a t-shirt 🔥
I look forward to hearing LOTS more conversations about decommissioning furniture. It’s a massive global issue and is going to take everyone working together to try and solve the problem.
Thank you for talking about designing your life. It’s something I am also super passionate about. Design your life; you only have one.
Thanks for what you do, Doug, and your positive influence on the world!

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