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Architecture, Design & Photography

English, Architecture, 3 seasons, 97 episodes, 5 days, 5 hours, 34 minutes
Architectural photographer Trent Bell talks creative process, inspiration and all things design with an assortment of Architects, Designers and Photographers.
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The Changing World of Design Education: A Conversation With Trevor Bullen

Trevor Bullen, with his rich tapestry of international experience and innovative leadership, explores the profound relationship between architecture and photography, the pressing concerns in design education, and the transformative impact of AI on creative processes. As Trevor delves into the challenges and opportunities that lie in integrating AI into architecture, his insights reveal a deep commitment to evolving educational models to foster critical thinking and creativity among future designers. Whether you're a designer, architect, student, or simply a lover of thoughtful creation, this episode is a must-listen, providing a glimpse into the future of design through the lens of a distinguished architect's experience.
3/28/202454 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bridging Worlds: Philip Oloo's Journey Across Cultures and Realities

Philip, whose humble beginnings in Kenya in a home sometimes without electricity, starkly contrast with his success in the U.S., offers an intimate look at his journey of cultural contrasts, innovation, and personal growth. Through a blend of heartfelt dialogue and technical exploration, we explore Philip's use of 3D rendering to empower architects, designers, and clients to envision the spaces they are working on. With stories of resilience, the intersection of cultures, and a look into the future of design technology, this episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the human stories behind cultural transitions and architectural innovation. More from Philip: Website: Instagram: Youtube: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
3/11/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Passion & Purpose: A Conversation with Deevo Tindall

Join Trent in a candid conversation with Deevo Tindall. In this episode, Deevo shares the pivotal moments of his journey, from the lessons he learned in his first job clearing snow to the realization that corporate success was not the pinnacle of achievement. Finally, Deevo shares the story of the founding of Fusion Creative, a sanctuary for businesses seeking to carve out their unique space in the market. Throughout the conversation Deevo touches on the transformative power of passion in rekindling one's professional spark and the importance of aligning one's work with their deepest interests. Listeners will find practical wisdom in Deevo's approach to holistic branding, where he emphasizes the need for genuine narratives that resonate deeply with audiences. This isn't your typical business podcast. It's a heart-to-heart on finding what makes you tick and translating that into a brand that speaks volumes. Whether you're navigating your own career pivot or looking to infuse your business with real, relatable stories, there's a lesson in here for you. Let's dive into the nuances of creating work that's not just seen but felt. More from Deevo Tindall: Website: LinkedIn: Instagram:  More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: 
2/26/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep: 094 - Jesse Given's Architectural Journey to Greater Purpose

In a captivating episode of "Architecture, Design and Photography," Trent welcomes Jess Givens, the co-founder of Given Design Group, to discuss the unique realm of health care architecture. Givens, who shifted from residential and commercial architecture to health care-focused projects, shares his journey and the inspiration behind this transition. The conversation touches on the complexities of designing medical facilities, including navigating stringent regulations and creating healing environments. The podcast takes a personal turn as Givens recounts anecdotes, such as an accidental shutdown of a proton accelerator, illustrating the challenges and unexpected moments in his career. The discussion also highlights the emotional impact of designing spaces for children’s hospitals, underlining the significance of architecture in creating comfort and hope in healthcare settings. This episode is not just an exploration of architectural technicalities but a deep dive into finding purpose and fulfillment in one’s work. Givens' journey from designing lavish homes for celebrities to meaningful medical facilities exemplifies the profound influence of thoughtful design on society and individual lives, leaving listeners inspired to seek deeper meaning in their own careers.More from Jess Givens: Website: https://www.givendesigngroup.comLinkedIn: Instagram: More from us:Website: http://www.trentbell.comInstagram:
2/8/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep: 093 - Talking PR Strategy w/ Megan Brown Bennett

Megan has been on the LYA team for over 20 years. She started working at LYA just a year after college and fell so in love with public relations that she stayed on and helped build the company into what it is today. Her expertise focuses on managing clients, engaging with top national media daily, and securing meaningful media placements. She has spearheaded and implemented countless successful PR campaigns for numerous brands. She is proud of the positive, lasting relationships she cultivates with the media on an ongoing basis. ​Megan's forté lies in her outgoing and engaging personality, which has solidified extremely strong relationships with top consumer print, online, and broadcast media contacts. She understands what the media wants and what tactics work to obtain the most high-profile placements. When it comes to placing a story or segment for a client, she is relentless with the media, and she doesn't stop until she makes it happen. More from Megan Brown Bennett: Website: Instagram: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: 
1/26/202438 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep: 092 - Creative Mind & Business Mind w/ Charlotte Wiederholt

Charlotte Wiederholt is a highly accomplished professional with extensive experience in the field of industrial design and creative leadership. Since 1998, she has been serving as the President and Creative Director of Studio Other, a renowned furniture solutions company based in Los Angeles, California. Under Charlotte's leadership, Studio Other has flourished, offering custom furniture solutions designed in collaboration with clients and architects. She has successfully led a cross-functional team comprising salespeople, designers, industrial designers, and engineers to create innovative and tailored furniture solutions. Her strong leadership skills have allowed her to guide the team in delivering exceptional customer service and fostering long-term relationships with clients. Charlotte Wiederholt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design from Arizona State University, which she earned in 1995. Her educational background, coupled with her extensive experience in the field, has provided her with a deep understanding of design principles and industry trends. More from Charlotte Wiederholt: Web: LinkedIn: Instagram: More from us: Website: http://www.trentbell.comInstagram: Podcast: 
1/12/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep: 091 - Talking Design Education w/ Dr. Laura Freid

Today we are speaking with Dr. Laura Freid, the President of Maine College of Art and Design and a leader in arts advocacy. Applications to MECA&D’s BFA program increased by 53% from 2016 to 2019, accompanied by a 24% increase in selectivity and a 7% increase in the diversity of the incoming class. The MFA program more than doubled from 17 to 38 students in the same timeframe.Previously, Dr. Fried served as CEO and Executive Director of Silkroad for more than a decade. She also served as executive producer of the internationally acclaimed feature documentary “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.”Prior to joining Silkroad, Dr. Freid was executive vice president for public affairs and university relations at Brown University. A magazine journalist and editor, she previously served as publisher of Harvard Magazine and executive director of the Ivy League Publishing group. Before working at Harvard, she was the publisher and editor of Bostonia magazine for ten years.Our interview today is sponsored by Maine Home+Design. Don’t miss Laura's Design Theory article in the September 2023 issue of MH+D. More from Laura Freid:Website: from us:Website: http://www.trentbell.comInstagram: 
8/18/20231 hour, 49 minutes
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Ep: 090 - Q&A with Aspiring Photographer Kobi Kahn

Kobi's upbringing in this scenic state has cultivated a deep-rooted passion for the great outdoors and exhilarating activities like climbing, snowboarding, scuba diving, mountain biking, and motorcycling. Now that he has graduated from high school, Kobi has an exciting plan in store – he's embarking on a gap year that will take him across the globe. What's unique about his journey is his commitment to sharing every step of it with the world. Through platforms like YouTube, Instagram, his portfolio, Kobi aims to document the incredible experiences he encounters along the way. More from Kobi Kahn: Website: Instagram: YouTube: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
8/10/20232 hours, 52 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep: 089 - The Architecture Journey w/ Ryan Scipione

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Ryan Scipione, Senior Partner at MJM+A Architects. Ryan Scipione, named partner to the firm in 2011, has been key member of MJM+A Architects since his arrival at the firm 21 years ago. With his cross-disciplinary experience he has proven himself on a multitude of diverse projects and is a leader in the technical development and management of some of the firm’s largest work. Building on his previous involvement as an architectural designer on residential, commercial and public projects throughout areas of New York, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire, his experience with MJM+A Architects includes the management of large scale residential, commercial, institutional and hospitality construction throughout the tri-state area, as well as having led the firm’s Preservation and Restoration Division before moving onto the challenges of large scale building wide projects. Our interview today is sponsored by Maine Home+Design. Don’t miss Ryan's Design Theory article in the August 2023 issue of MH+D. More from Ryan Scipione: Website: Instagram: Linkedin: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
7/26/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep: 088 - The Evolution of Art in Commercial Spaces w/ Gavi Wolf

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7/13/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep: 087 - Capturing Icons and Empowering Creatives w/ Walid Azami

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Walid Azami, Photographer and Commercial Director based in Los Angeles, CA. Walid Azami is a photographer & director based in Los Angeles, CA. He has worked with people like Bob Proctor, Bernie Sanders, Perry Farrel, Mariah Carey, Kanye West, and Madonna. For over 6 years, he has mentored the photography & video community with business education. Much of his focus was on marginalized populations, helping them increase their rates and book more clients. More from Walid: Website: Instagram: YouTube: TikTok: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
6/30/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep: 086 - From Graduation to Innovation: Unleashing Entrepreneurial Spirit w/ Becky McKinnell

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Becky McKinnell, Founder/CEO of iBec Creative, Portland, Maine’s leading award-winning digital agency. Becky founded iBec Creative the day after graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2006. She’s been recognized as one of Businessweek’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs 25 and Under, was named U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and received the Stevie Women in Business Award, among numerous industry recognition's for her company’s work. In addition to her role at iBec Creative, Becky’s also the Founder/Designer of Wildwood Oyster Co., a lifestyle brand inspired by salt air that is celebrated for its signature handbag and jewelry designs. Our interview today is sponsored by Maine Home+Design. Don’t miss Becky’s Design Theory in the upcoming July issue of MH+D. More from Becky Mckinnell: ibec: iBec Instagram: iBec LinkedIn: Wildwood Oyster Co: Wildwood Oyster Co Instagram:  More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
6/22/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep: 085 - Architectural Anthropology: Exploring the Cultural Dimensions of Design w/ Heagi Kang

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Heagi Kang, co-founder and design principal at Andmore Partners based in Los Angeles, CA.Heagi (Hyeung Seok) Kang, AIA, is a co-founder and design principal at Andmore Partners in Los Angeles, which he started in 2015 with Sean Mo. His professional career began with an internship at Eric Own Moss Architects and evolved into 14 years of residential and commercial experience working at GMPA Architects (previously GMP), Mix Studioworks, and AC Martin + TSM. Prior to studying architecture, Heagi navigated several different fields, starting from social welfare at Yonsei University in Seoul and anthropology and fine art at the University of Oregon (Eugene). While he was in the master’s program at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) in Los Angeles, he took two international programs, collaborating with a studio at The Berlage in Rotterdam and another in Kyoto Seika University in Japan. Heagi's interdisciplinary studies and varied hands-on architectural experiences allow him to shape his own way of seeing a design. His fundamental process provides a deeper understanding and critical path of thinking compared to the typical design process. Heagi believes that creativity originates from finding, discovering, and combining two or more different things, rather than inventing a new thing that never existed. In that sense, as an architect, he values hidden or ignored elements that can open the possibilities to embrace our lifestyle through the quality of spaces. Heagi also approaches “architecture as a developer,” which is not the traditional role of the architect. He believes this approach helps find a balance between financial feasibility and architectural rightness. More from Heagi Kang: Website: Instagram: LinkedIn: More from us: Website: http://www.trentbell.comInstagram: 
6/14/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep: 084 - Creating Parody Music Video Mashups // Andy Rehfeldt

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6/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep: 083 -Design in Architecture: AI or Human? // Paul Tang, Verse Design LA

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Paul Tang, founding principal of Verse Design LA and a partner in Verse Design Shanghai. Paul earned a B.Arch from USC and his M.Arch from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Inspired by academia, Paul taught architecture at USC for 19 years. He was appointed as the first Academic Director of USC American Academy in China. That visibility and credibility led to several building-design opportunities in China. Propelled by that momentum, Paul returned to Los Angeles and co-founded Verse Design LA with fellow former USC professor Courtenay Bauer. The firm specializes in urban, commercial, residential, and institutional projects and planning. To date, it has designed more than 5 million square feet of built environments. Paul shares insights on working in US and abroad. He will also discuss those influences that impact his design to include technology. More specifically, the phenomenon of technology and AI and how it impacts our lifestyle and therefore architecture. More from Verse Design: Website: (US), (China) Instagram: Facebook: WeChat:  More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: 
6/1/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep: 082 - Reflecting on Thirty Seven Years of Residential Design // Rob Whitten

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Rob Whitten, Founder & Principal of Whitten Architects. More from Whitten Architects: Website: Instagram: Facebook: More from us: Website: Instagram:  
5/26/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep: 081 - Practice With Purpose // William Leddy // LMSA

LMSA has received over 175 regional, national and international design awards and has been recognized by numerous organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the French Institute of Architects, the Norwegian Association of Architects, the U.S. Department of Energy, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National Building Museum. The firm is one of only three in the nation to have received eleven or more national AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards. Leddy has lectured widely and served as visiting professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and the California College of the Arts, as the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Pietro Belluschi Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon. A past chair of the national AIA Committee on the Environment Advisory Group, he currently serves as the AIA California Vice President of Climate Action, working to accelerate the decarbonization of the built environment in California and beyond. His firm’s new book – “Practice with Purpose: A Guide to Mission Driven Design” was published this Fall. New Book: More From William Leddy: Website: Instagram: LinkedIn:  More from us: Website: Instagram:
5/12/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep: 080 - PreFab Pod // Accessory Dwelling Units

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Danielle Betts, President at Knickerbocker Group and Julien Jalbert, Architect and Design Studio Leader at Knickerbocker Group. In this episode, we'll be exploring the innovative world of prefab pods  accessory dwelling units (ADU's).More from Knickerbocker Group: Website: PreFab Pod: Instagram: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
4/26/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep: 079 - Architectural Photography of our Inherited Environment

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Stephen Schafer, Architectural Photographer specializing in historic preservation. Stephen Schafer (AKA: Schäf) specializes in architectural photography of our inherited environment. Having completed over one hundred large format documentations to date, Schafer is an expert in the documentation of buildings and sites with a practiced understanding of historic structures. His work ranges from bridges and subway tunnels to skyscrapers and Spanish colonial adobes, documenting historic homes, cultural landscapes, and built technology projects in twenty states and on the island of Guam. These archival documentations are transmitted to the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) collections at the Library of Congress. More from Stephen Schafer: Website: Instagram: More from us: Website: Instagram:
3/17/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep: 078 - Designer Nicola Manganello

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Nicola Manganello, Owner and Principal Designer of Nicola's Home. More from Nicola Manganello Website: Instagram: Linkedin: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
2/24/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep: 077 - Architecture Student Q&A // Scott McCallister

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Scott McCallister, third year architecture student at The University of Maine Augusta. This episode focuses largely on the disciplines of both architecture and photography and how the two can work together. Scott has a lot of great questions and we really enjoyed our conversation.
2/10/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep: 076 - Waterfront Architecture & Climate Adaptation // Dena Prastos

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Dena Prastos, Founder and CEO of Indigo River. We speak with Dena about her approach to designing infrastructure that can withstand the effects of a warming climate. As Founder and CEO of Indigo River, Dena is the first "waterfront architect," trailblazing a new category in the industry. Indigo River is a women-owned trans-disciplinary design firm focused on progressive waterfront architecture, resiliency, and climate adaptation. A leading authority in New York Harbor and beyond, the firm specializes in climate adaptation through waterfront solutions that seamlessly transcend boundaries - guiding and executing projects from ideation through final construction and operations. More from Dena Prastos: Website: Instagram: LinkedIn:  More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: 
2/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep: 075 - First Americans Museum // Johnson Fain

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Scott Johnson and Bill Fain, founding partners of Johnson Fain. They discuss the 25-year transformation of Oklahoma City Oil Field Number One into First Americans Museum (FAM), which honors the state’s 39 tribes. The project was highly collaborative and engaging, incorporating Native American advisors to help shape the overall design approach. Conceptually, FAM is a spiral that begins in the earth and ascends to the heavens. The museum’s western arc features permanent and rotating exhibitions, and its northern arc houses theaters, retail, dining, and other services necessary in modern museums. Architect and urban designer Bill Fain, FAIA, directs master planning and urban design at Johnson Fain. He has won several national AIA and Progressive Architecture awards for projects including Mission Bay in San Francisco, Beijing’s Central Business District, and the Greenways Plan for Los Angeles. Bill has received two Fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and Humanities and was the recipient of a Rome Prize Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. He has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Firm partner and creative lead Scott Johnson, FAIA, has designed nearly 100 built projects in the past 20 years. Further, he has taught and lectured at various universities, including directing the Master of Architecture Programs at the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture. Scott is the author of Essays on the Tall Building and the City, Performative Skyscraper Tall Building Design Now, The Big Idea: Criticality and Practice in Contemporary Architecture, Tall Building: Imagining the Skyscraper, and Tectonics of Place: The Architecture of Johnson Fain. He holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Bill and Scott met at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1987, they acquired renowned Los Angeles firm Pereira Associates, rebranding it Johnson Fain.More from Johnson Fain:Website: https://johnsonfain.comInstagram: Americans Museum:
1/12/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep: 074 - Parks of the 21st Century // Victoria Newhouse

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Victoria Newhouse, Architecture Historian and founder of the Architectural History Foundation. Victoria's latest book, PARKS OF THE 21ST CENTURY: REINVENTED LANDSCAPES, RECLAIMED TERRITORIES presents fifty-two remarkable parks in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, and China. These open spaces have turned despoiled and polluted land (including former factories, railroads, and industrial waterfronts) into landscapes that are beneficial to the people who enjoy them and contribute to international efforts to combat climate change. Victoria Newhouse is the author of Towards a New Museum, Chaos and Culture: Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, and others. Her co-author Alex Pisha is a landscape and architectural designer for cultural, academic, and civic projects.Parks of the 21st Century: Reinvented Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories - Rizzoli bookstore: - Amazon: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
12/9/202251 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep: 073 - Establishing a Client-Centered Architecture Firm // Jessie Carroll

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Jessie Carroll, Architect and Founding Principal of Jessie Carroll Architect. We talk extensively about the process of starting an architecture firm from the ground up and the benefits of remaining a small practice. We also touch on the Jessie's client-centered approach as well as some of her favorite materials to use when designing a home. In 2020, Jessie Carroll was the first female architect in Maine to be recognized by the 5 Under 40 regional award for design excellence by New England Home Magazine. Her design work has been recognized locally through AIA Maine design awards with national jurists in 2021 and 2018. In 2017, Jessie was recognized nationally with the Red Diamond Achievement Award for Family Farmhouse. Upon earning her Master of Architecture degree, Jessie received the highest design honor at Northeastern University in 2010. Prior to establishing JCA, Jessie Carroll served as an associate Principal at Whitten Architects based in Portland, Maine. There she designed custom homes across New England for 8 years. Before moving to Maine, she managed residential construction in Cape Cod Massachusetts. She also practiced in Boston-based firms including Utile, HMFH, and Cannon Design. Jessie has given back to the architectural community through her involvement in professional organizations, teaching, and speaking engagements. She is currently acting treasurer, design committee member, and member on the executive board of directors at AIA Maine. She has also taught two classes per year for three consecutive years at University of Maine Augusta as adjunct faculty. More from Jessie Carroll: Website: Instagram: Linkedin: from us: Website: Instagram:  
11/7/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 1 second
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Ep: 072 - Former Inmate Turned Restorative Justice Scholar // Brandon Brown

Reflect Project UPDATE: In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Brandon Brown, restorative justice scholar, Ph.D candidate, adjunct faculty at UMA /Colby College and former prison inmate. Back in 2013 Brandon was part of a personal project we started called the Reflect Project. The idea was to photograph inmates at the Maine State Prison and have them write a letter to their younger selves. We then took the written letters and composited each one around the corresponding portrait, creating a more dynamic viewing experience at the subsequent gallery showing. Fast forward to present day (2022) and Brandon has been released from prison after serving more than then years behind bars. In this follow up interview with Brandon, we discuss his time in prison, the impact the Reflect Project had on him, and the work he is currently doing now that he has been released. Brandon Brown Story: Reflect project: Reflect Project Video: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: Artwork Photo: Tristan Spinski (
11/3/20222 hours, 36 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep: 071 - The Supply Side of Flexible Composite Materials // Nitin Govila

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Nitin Govila, Senior Vice-President for Serge-Ferrari. We discuss applications for flexible composite materials, tensile architecture, solar protection and modular structures. Nitin Govila, a global business executive, has an extensive background in building and growing regions and organizations across multiple industries, channels and cultures. Presently as the Senior Vice-President for Serge-Ferrari, Nitin manages 7 independently-operated territories across Asia Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Serving on the executive leadership team, Nitin is directly accountable for all business operations and M&A activities across the region. Nitin received his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) with First Division (Honors) from Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh, India. To diversify himself, Nitin pursued his MBA with HEC Paris, School of Management with a Merit scholarship. Moving from India to Paris to attend the program was a huge endeavor but propelled his career with international organizations and enabled him to adapt to different countries, cultures and sensitivities. More from Nitin: Linkedin: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:  
9/9/202258 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep: 070 - Exploring the Depths of Creativity // Trent Bell

The tables have been turned. In this episode we are joined by our host, Joel Kuschke, Creative Director Maine Magazine and Maine Home+Design. The topic is creativity. What does it mean to live and work as a creative individual? Where does creativity come from? Are you born with it? We ponder these questions and more as we peel back that layers of this ancient concept. More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: 
8/30/20221 hour, 52 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep: 069 - Storytelling Through Interactive Technology // Alex Ilten

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Alex Ilten, Executive Creative Director at VTProDesign. More from Alex Ilten: Website: Instagram: LinkedIn: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast:
8/11/202258 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep: 068 - Truth and Lies in Architecture // Richard Francis-Jones

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with author and architect Richard Francis-Joes, where we discuss his latest book Truth and Lies in Architecture. Richard Francis-Jones, LFRAIA, Hon. AIA, RIBA, is a highly awarded practicing Australian architect. He is a graduate of Columbia University, New York, and the University of Sydney, and has taught in many schools of architecture. He is a life fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is design director of fjmtstudio. More from Richard Francis-Jones: Truth and Lies in Architecture: Website: More from us: Website: Instagram: 
7/21/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep: 067 - Taja Dockendorf of Pulp+Wire

Taja, a graphic designer by education, has built Pulp+Wire into one of the fastest-growing, 100% woman-owned consumer packaging firms, with a focus on natural and organic CPG brands, in the U.S. Her accessible creative style and intuitive marketing instincts have made her a natural fit for organic and natural foods, lifestyle, and cannabis CPG brands seeking to launch new businesses or accelerate current growth. The collaborative workflow she administers within the walls of Pulp+Wire from strategic brand ideation, to packaging, to digital marketing and revenue growth is scaled to meet each client’s unique needs, with both humor and insight. Taja's working style is that of an eternal optimist while being grounded in reality, a combination of futuristic, optimistic, and realistic that brands and clients deeply appreciate and look to maximize when working with her. When not guiding brands or her team of twenty at P+W Taja also writes for Forbes focusing on team culture within the creative space and retreats to the woods and lakes of Maine with her husband and two kids, some rescue animals to stay grounded. More from Taja Dockendorf: Website: Linkedin: Instagram:  More from us: Website: Instagram:  
6/24/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep: 066 - Architecture Unbound // Joseph Giovannini

Architecture Unbound // Joseph Giovannini.  In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with writer and design-firm owner Joseph Giovannini, whose latest book is Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde (Rizzoli, 2021). In it, Joseph examines the influence of twentieth-century avant-garde movements on the contemporary architectural landscape through the work of “disruptors” such as Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in criticism three times, Joseph has written thousands of articles on architecture, design, and urbanism for The New York Times, Art in America, Architect Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and Vanity Fair, among others. He has served as the architecture critic for New York Magazine, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Joseph was a staff reporter for The New York Times, to which he still contributes. A Yale graduate, Joseph also has an M.A. in French Language and Literature from Middlebury College, earned through studies at the Sorbonne, and an M.Arch from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He has taught studios, mostly in graduate programs, at Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Southern California Institute of Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, University of Innsbruck, and Harvard University, the Carpenter Center. Joseph has won several grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; from Furthermore, a branch of New York’s JM Kaplan Fund, and from the NEA.Trained as an architect, Joseph heads his own design firm, Giovannini Associates. Published projects have appeared in Architectural Digest, Los Angeles Times Magazine, A + U, Domus, House & Garden, GA Houses, Architekur und Wohnen, Sites, Interior Design, and The New York Times. Born in Los Angeles, Joseph lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.  More from Joseph Giovannini Architecture Unbound:
6/15/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep: 065 - Thinking Deeply About Passive House // Alan Gibson

Alan is a builder by trade and the owner and general manager of GO Logic LLC. Alan founded the business with architect Matthew O’Malia in 2008 with the sole purpose of designing and building Passive House buildings. After finishing his degree at Brown University, Alan landed in Maine in the late ‘80s as an organic farm apprentice, then bought 75 acres of land and built his own house. From there his carpentry work evolved into a general contracting business where, in spite of some resistance, he encouraged as much energy-efficient design as possible. Eventually the high-performance concept caught on, and when Passive House arrived it codified much of what he’d been trying to do all those years. Alan is a Certified Passive House Builder and Designer. He is secretary of the board of directors of Passive House Institute US and the Passive House Alliance US. He lives with his family on a farm in Belfast, Maine. More from Alan Gibson: Website: Linkedin:  More from us: Website: Instagram: 
5/26/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep: 064 - Tiarra Bell // Faith and Furniture Design

Tiarra Bell's Bio: The core of my work is an external reflection of my internal thoughts. I am interested in making furniture that does not only focus on aesthetics but rather creating a body of work that tells a story and communicates a message. I express the inexpressible by using my Biblical beliefs as a premise for my artistic expression. I'm able to translate those verbalized beliefs into something that is visual and tangible. I’m intrigued by how something that’s not visual, such as words, ideologies, or ethics can become something that you can plainly see, and touch.
5/5/202252 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep: 063 - David Morris // Residential Design

David Duncan Morris is the Director of Design at an award-winning architecture firm in Portland, Maine. Starting from a young age David’s love for houses is what inspired him to pursue architecture and he was often seen drawing whenever he could. Outside his professional life, he picks up his paper, pencils and watercolors to feed his own creative drive and to keep his love of drawing alive. The intent of his drawings is not to perfectly render a building but to capture the spirit of the building in a loose and expressive manner. He prefers to draw on site, but if distance and weather prevents this he can draw from photographs. David lives with his partner Justin, and their dog in the beautiful coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. More from David Morris: Website: Instagram: LinkedIn: More from us: Website: Instagram: Podcast: Sign up for our newsletter:
4/21/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep: 062 - Designing Iconic Products // Michael DiTullo

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Michael DiTullo, Founder and Chief Creative at Michael DiTullo LLC. We discuss Michael's latest work designing acoustic panels for Kirei, his time working with Michael Jordan at Nike, and his creative process when approaching design challenges. We really enjoyed our discussion with Michael and hope you do as well. Michael DiTullo has been designing iconic products for some of the world’s biggest brands for more than 20 years. He has worked with Nike, Google, Honda, Timex, Chantal, Converse, Motorola and has been collaborating with Kirei since 2019. Prior to starting his eponymous design studio Michael, was Chief Design Officer for Sound United, parent company of Denon, Marantz, Polk, and Definitive Technology, where he oversaw industrial design, UX, packaging, product management, and marketing creative. He also spent several years as creative director for frog design’s San Francisco studio and nearly a decade at Nike where he worked directly with Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Jeter, and Dwayne Wade. DiTullo has sat on the ascensions board to SFMoMA, the board of directors for The Design Foundation and is a strategy advisor to Offsite, a disruptive take on design education. Michael’s work has won numerous awards and has been printed in publications like Metropolis and Wallpaper. He has been featured in the books “Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible” and “Breaking In” and has published his own book “365: One Year Of Design Sketching Every Day”. In 2017 DiTullo founded “Real Designers Ship” and organization dedicated to celebrating designer’s whose work makes it into production. Michael is listed on over 30 patents and has won numerous awards including the IDSA’s special lifetime achievement award for contributions to the design industry, an award won by design luminaries such as Jonathan Ive, Charles Eames, and Raymond Loewy. More from Michael DiTullo:Website: Twitter: LinkedIn: from us:Website: http://www.trentbell.comInstagram: up for our newsletter: 
2/24/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep: 061 - Talking Illustration and Design with Scott Nash

In this episode of Architecture, Design & Photography we sit down with Scott Nash, Illustrator, Author and Founder of the Illustration Institute.
2/10/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 18 seconds