Join host Carolyn Clark Beedle (“CCB”), OWP Director of Audience Development, for thought provoking conversations with designers, architects, makers, thinkers and other visionaries around the connections between human behavior, the workplace, and how design can shape them both.
Design by Community
Can there be design without community? Can complex social and design challenges be solved independently? How might true curiosity, conversation, relationship connection, and social justice values advance the work of any organization? If questions like these resonate, you need to meet Sloan Leo. The possibility, honesty, joy, and creativity shared in our conversation with the committed and brilliant founder of Flox Studio will brighten your day and might help you recognize a connection.
What drives a design career? Obviously, designers have many different paths to choose, and we invite you to spend this Oneder Podcast with us and Yana Ronin, hearing her personal journey. A designer, strategist, community builder, entrepreneur, world citizen and lifelong learner, Yana details the first half of her career and hints at what else the future may hold. Enjoy the story, her insights and energy are infectious.
Positive Life Moves
As the cost of housing development continues to increase across the Bay Area, the homeless community also continues to grow. Additional pressure from the pandemic has only amplified the need. Dr. Brian Greenberg from Life Moves, a non-profit providing interim housing and supportive services for homeless families and individuals, shares his observations on the immediate need to scale these services and program resources.
The Changing Landscape of Behavioral Health
There’s a growing mental health crisis in the US, and a growing need for behavioral health resources. Listen in to this fact and experience filled conversation with a provider, Charity Holmes from the University of Washington Behavioral Health Services and a behavioral health designer/planner, Lori Epler from SRG Partnership. Learn with us more about their challenges, their successes and their hopes for the future of behavioral health resources.
A consortium of concerned built-environment professionals created the CARE tool enabling users to compare the total carbon impacts of renovating an existing building vs. replacing it with a new one. Listen in to this fast-paced conversation with Erin McDade from Architecture 2030 and Lori Ferriss from Goody Clancy, describing the CARE tool features and benefits to effect climate action in the build environment.
Reducing Carbon through Use of Mass Timber in Life Science Construction
Can mass timber construction successfully meet the rigorous requirements for life science buildings? The structural engineers, sustainability leaders and designers at DES Architects & Engineers have done research, calculations, and designs to suggest it can. Listen in to Kenny Hung and Tom Parrish enthusiastically describe their journey of discovery.