38 episodes

Welcome to The Anti-Architect Podcast. I’m your host Christian Giordano. As the president and owner of design firm Mancini Duffy, I’m driven by a quest for learning and radically changing the industry through tech-first innovation. With this podcast, I’m hoping to improve the industry that I’m so passionate about by taking a critical look at how architects work with their clients and, in turn, how our clients view us.

It’s my goal to showcase all of these experiences - good and bad. Was it the architect or the client - or somewhere in between? I aim to bring my audience new voices from our industry, interesting people with diverse backgrounds. Through shared experiences, stories, and projects my hope is that we can improve our profession.

The Anti-Architect Podcast The Anti-Architect Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Welcome to The Anti-Architect Podcast. I’m your host Christian Giordano. As the president and owner of design firm Mancini Duffy, I’m driven by a quest for learning and radically changing the industry through tech-first innovation. With this podcast, I’m hoping to improve the industry that I’m so passionate about by taking a critical look at how architects work with their clients and, in turn, how our clients view us.

It’s my goal to showcase all of these experiences - good and bad. Was it the architect or the client - or somewhere in between? I aim to bring my audience new voices from our industry, interesting people with diverse backgrounds. Through shared experiences, stories, and projects my hope is that we can improve our profession.

    Episode 37: Fred Buscaglia of JLL

    Episode 37: Fred Buscaglia of JLL

    In this episode, Christian sits down with Fred Buscaglia, Managing Director of JLL Project and Development Services. With over 30 years of experience, Fred provides executive oversight for construction and project management, specifically for large-scale corporate real estate projects in the finance, insurance, and law sectors. His expertise on the client side is valuable to understanding the intricacies of operations and construction management across a broad spectrum of industries.

    He’s worked with notable clients, including Conde Nast, MetLife, Raymond James., and Carlyle Capital. In addition, Buscaglia is the Founding Member of ORPM Alliance, which was created during the pandemic to educate CRE professionals about the value of hiring an Owner’s Representative.

    https://www.us.jll.com/
    www.theantiarchitect.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 36: David Supple of New England Design and Construction

    Episode 36: David Supple of New England Design and Construction

    In this episode, Christian sits down with David Supple, CEO of New England Design & Construction (NEDC), an award-winning, full-service architectural design-build firm. Over the past 17 years, David has built NEDC into a dynamic and cutting-edge multi-million-dollar creative firm. He is a passionate advocate of the client benefits of full-service design-build and a proponent of the true role of the architect throughout history as master builder. Sustainability and environmental responsibility are woven into the ethos of the NEDC’s mission and the spaces the firm creates. Innovators at the forefront of sustainable luxury design, NEDC reimagines what is possible, transforming the dreams of its clients into spaces that surpass expectations and enhance their quality of life.

    https://www.nedesignbuild.com/
    https://theantiarchitect.com/

    • 44 min
    Episode 35: Noelle Via Borda of Adobe

    Episode 35: Noelle Via Borda of Adobe

    In this episode, Christian sits down with Noelle Via Borda, Senior Program Manager, Workplace Design at Adobe. Noelle is a key team member on Adobe’s Global Workplace Experience team. She is dedicated to creating a stellar employee experience and designing policy, process, experience, and environment for a digital-first future. She is an NCIDQ and LEED accredited professional and loves having built a career designing for diverse markets worldwide. In addition, she has a background in literature, writing, and journalism, which has shaped her approach to projects and programs, basing them on research and data-driven decisions, storytelling, and transparent communication.

    https://www.adobe.com/

    • 48 min
    Episode 34: Roger Krulak of FullStack Modular

    Episode 34: Roger Krulak of FullStack Modular

    In this episode, Christian sits down with Roger Krulak, president and founder of FullStack Modular. For over 35 years, Roger has brought innovation to the construction and development sides of the real estate business. Founded in 2016, FullStack Modular uses advanced technologies for building design and high-rise modular construction. The company’s current pipeline includes hundreds of thousands of buildable square feet in the hospitality, multifamily, and student housing sectors. Roger received the Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award in 2014 for his work on creating a high-rise modular process. As a leader in innovation, Roger is a frequent speaker at top design schools and universities, including MIT, Harvard, and Yale.

    https://www.fullstackmodular.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 33: James Donaghy of STO Building Group

    Episode 33: James Donaghy of STO Building Group

    In this episode, Christian sits down with James Donaghy, STO Building Group's (STOBG) Executive Chairman. A dynamic and creative leader, Jim personifies the entrepreneurial spirit that is a hallmark of STOBG. He plays a key leadership role in setting the organization's strategic direction and spearheads innovation within the firm to better serve clients and provide more opportunities for employees. When he is not taking on the role of project principal for some of the firm's high-profile pursuits, projects, and accounts, he typically works alongside the management teams on strategic plans to ensure a sustainable growth plan for STOBG.

    https://stobuildinggroup.com/
    https://theantiarchitect.com/

    • 52 min
    Episode 32: Steven Lang of dancker

    Episode 32: Steven Lang of dancker

    In this episode, Christian sits down with Steven Lang, President and CEO of dancker. In 1997, he joined the dynamic organization, having held various leadership positions at the firm before taking the helm. Steve has a customer-centric philosophy and has developed a clear, strategic blueprint to build a strong, sustainable market leadership position for the nearly 200-year-old commercial interiors organization. The company manages commercial interiors projects for its Fortune 500 clients nationally and has almost doubled in size in the last several years. Dancker was named among the 50 Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey. In 2016, Steve was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New Jersey.

    https://www.dancker.com/

    • 48 min

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