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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.

    Victoria Theater with Joseph Kandoth

    Victoria Theater with Joseph Kandoth

    This episode is all about the Victoria Theater in NY and features a conversation with Joseph Kandoth of Aufgang Architects. The Victoria Theater was one of four contiguous vaudeville houses on West 125th Street, along with the Apollo Theater, the Harlem Opera House, and the Alhambra Theater. Together, the four theaters were known as Harlem’s “Opera Row.” Along with its neighboring theaters, the Victoria contributed to the reputation of 125th Street and Harlem as a world-class entertainment district. Listen in to hear all about the redevelopment.
    Links:
    Aufgang websiteVictoria Theater Final Environmental Impact document Tangible Remnants on InstagramTangible Remnants WebsiteLinkedTr.ee for resourcesEarn CEUs for listening to this podcastSignup for Ask Me Anything w/ Nakita ReedGabl Media NetworkSarah Gilberg's Music
    Bio: Joseph graduated with a degree Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. An active member of the American Institute of Architects. A Licensed Architect in the state of New York.
    Joseph has decades of experience working on a variety of projects in the tristate area and beyond. His diverse work includes luxury homes and apartments, churches and synagogues, high-end shopping centers, fast food restaurant chains, auto dealerships, schools and healthcare facilities. His international work also includes architectural consultancy for many luxury homes in Kerala, India.
    He incorporates his worldly experience into his everyday design work and brings to the table a wealth of knowledge about designs from all over the world. His vast experience, both personal and professional, comes with a considerable cultural understanding, which is an important factor in any design.
    In addition to his dedication to architecture, Joseph holds a deep passion for world travel and has visited over 40 countries. Joseph resides in the home he completely remodeled and rehabilitated with his family in Nyack, NY.
     
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    Mentioned in this episode:
    CoDesign
    CVG
    She Builds
    ArchIT
    Unstruct

    • 39 min
    Cedar Hill in Washington, DC

    Cedar Hill in Washington, DC

    A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Cedar Hill in Washington, DC. Listen to learn about the building, architect, historical figure that commissioned the building, and how the building is being used today.
    Links:
    Learn about Cedar Hill Visit Cedar HillTangible Remnants on InstagramTangible Remnants WebsiteLinkedTr.ee for resourcesEarn CEUs for listening to this podcastSignup for Ask Me Anything w/ Nakita ReedGabl Media NetworkSarah Gilberg's Music
     **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.** 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    She Builds
    ArchIT
    Unstruct
    CVG
    CoDesign

    • 18 min
    Noir Design Parti w/ Saundra Little & Karen Burton

    Noir Design Parti w/ Saundra Little & Karen Burton

    This episode features a conversation with Saundra Little and Karen Burton of Noir Design Parti. This was a fun conversation and reminded me that we all have agency and often times have to follow our own curiosity to get the answers we're looking for. Unfortunately, we had some issues with Karen's audio but I wanted to share the content that we captured.
    Saundra Little, FAIA is a Principal and Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Quinn Evans. Karen Burton is the co-founder of SpaceLab Detroit. In addition to their full time jobs, they also launched a research project called Noir Design Parti to raise awareness about African American architects impact in shaping the landscape of Detroit and surrounding areas. Their research then evolved in a fantastic podcast called Hidden in Plain Site. 
    Links:
    Saundra and Karen's Podcast Hidden in Plain SightNoir Design PartiNathan Johnson's obituaryTangible Remnants on InstagramTangible Remnants WebsiteLinkedTr.ee for resourcesEarn CEUs for listening to this podcastSignup for Ask Me Anything w/ Nakita ReedGabl Media NetworkSarah Gilberg's Music
    Connect with Saundra and Karen on LinkedIn:
    Saundra LittleKaren Burton
     
    **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.** 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    She Builds
    CVG
    CoDesign
    Unstruct
    ArchIT

    • 34 min
    Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY

    Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY

    A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY. Listen to learn about the building, architect, historical figure that commissioned the building, and how the building is being used today.
    Links:
    Villa Lewaro overview by NTHP Deeper Dive into Villa Lewaro Netflix Show Self MadeBook: 'On her own ground' by A'Leila BundlesNational Register nomination for Villa LewaroTangible Remnants on InstagramTangible Remnants WebsiteLinkedTr.ee for resourcesEarn CEUs for listening to this podcastSignup for Ask Me Anything w/ Nakita ReedGabl Media NetworkSarah Gilberg's Music
    Bio: Synopsis from the biography on Madame C.J. Walker that was written by her great-great granddaughter, A'Leila Bundles, in the book: "On Her Own Ground":
    "The daughter of formerly enslaved parents, Sarah Breedlove—who would become known as Madam C. J. Walker—was orphaned at seven, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty. She spent the better part of the next two decades laboring as a washerwoman for $1.50 a week. Then—with the discovery of a revolutionary hair care formula for black women—everything changed. By her death in 1919, Walker managed to overcome astonishing odds: building a storied beauty empire from the ground up, amassing wealth unprecedented among black women, and devoting her life to philanthropy and social activism. Along the way, she formed friendships with great early-twentieth-century political figures such as Ida B. Wells, Mary McLeod Bethune, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Booker T. Washington."  
    **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.**
    Mentioned in this episode:
    She Builds
    ArchIT
    Unstruct
    CVG
    CoDesign

    • 18 min
    More in 2024

    More in 2024

    This is a solo episode and features a recap of 2023, including Nakita's top 6 favorite things from the year. It also talks about some of the exciting things evolving with the podcast in 2024.
    Links:
    Tangible Remnants on InstagramTangible Remnants WebsiteLinkedTr.ee for resourcesEarn CEUs for listening to this podcastSignup for Ask Me Anything w/ Nakita ReedGabl Media NetworkSarah Gilberg's Music
    Nakita's Favorite Things from 2023:
    Plan.co - FEB 2023 Update - womp wah! This site is down. Will have to find another :(Leonie Dawson's Brilliant Life & Biz workbooksWarmth of Other Suns by Isabel WilkersonThis Naked Mind by Anne GraceThe Gilded Age TV ShowStar Trek Strange New Worlds
     
    **Some of the links above may be 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.** 
    Mentioned in this episode:
    Unstruct
    She Builds
    CVG
    CoDesign

    • 17 min
    Unmasking Learning Differences w/ Morgan C.B. Miles

    Unmasking Learning Differences w/ Morgan C.B. Miles

    ** Please note that Morgan's headshot was created with AI.**
    In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week this episode features a special conversation with my friend Morgan C.B. Miles. In this episode we talk about neurodiversity and Morgan shares her vantagepoint on this topic. Morgan and I have been friends for decades so I was honored that she wanted to use this podcast as a platform to talk about a part of her identity that she often doesn't share with people who aren't close to her. 
    Also, in honor of Invisible Disabilities Awareness week this is the first episode that will include a transcript so that the show can be more accessible to a wider community.
    Building Highlight: The Canopy by Hilton and Hyatt House at the Wharf in Washington, DC. It's one building but two great hotels and Morgan was involved in bringing this project to fruition. Head over to the podcasts Instagram page to see images and if you're in the DC area go check it out.
    Links:
    ARTICLES:
     Fortune: Neurodivergence is a career maker for men like Elon Musk and Kanye West. Women aren’t afforded the same privilege Fast Company: Neurodivergent people make great leaders, not just employeesHarvard Business Review: Neurodiversity as a Competitive AdvantageForbes: Neurodiversity In The Workplace: Why It's An Asset, Not A LiabilityArchitectural Digest: Is Designing for Neurodiversity a Part of Your Practice Yet? Here’s Why It Should BeGallup Called to Coach Webcast Series: Perspectives on Strengths, People With Disabilities and DEI (Season 10, Episode 22)
    INDUSTRY EVENTS AND PARTNERS (AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, SUPPORT GROUPS):
    National Disability Employment Awareness MonthInvisible Disabilities WeekNeurodiversity Celebration WeekNeurodiversity in the Workplace National ConferenceLearning Disabilities Association of America (Annual International Conference)a...

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17 Ratings

thedogrose ,

Love it!

I’m not even an architect (photographer) and truly enjoying this very insightful and informative podcast!

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.

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