This Week's Segments
This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors speak with AEC industry leaders about:
- The award-winning Central Station Memphis hotel reconstruction project
- How Autodesk plans to bring generative design and AI to the AEC masses
BD+C's David Barista sits down with Vikram Dutt, Associate Vice President, Building Design Strategy and Marketing, with Autodesk, to discuss the tech giant's recent acquisition of AI and generative design platform provider Spacemaker.
Dutt talks about common applications for generative design in today's market, and hints at future applications for this technology.
Central Station Memphis is a new hotel formed from the bones of the historic train station in the Home of the Blues. BD+C's Rob Cassidy chats with the developer, McLean Wilson; the design firms, LRK and Bounds & Gillespie Architects; and the general contractor, Robins & Morton, about the reconstruction, which won Bronze honors in Building Design+Construction's 37th Annual "Reconstruction Awards" in 2020.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy chats with CallisonRTKL Senior Vice President Jeff Gunning and Associate Vice President Sarah Holstedt about "rules to break" in retail design and development.
Stuart M. Barber, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal and Director of Senior Living with McMillan Pazdan Smith, talks with BD+C's David Barista about the Household Model for skilled nursing and assisted living facility design.
BD+C's John Caulfield sits down with Andres Grechi, Principal and Design Director with MBH Architects, to discuss the latest trends in designing lab spaces. The two focused on a new coworking life sciences incubator space that MBH recently completed for MBC Biolabs in San Carlos, Calif. They also talked about designing labs to address the coronavirus and future health events.
This week, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Fentress Architects, Interface Studio, Ninigret Partners, and Rockford Construction on three timely topics:
- The state of airport terminal design amid COVID-19
- How P3s are keeping university projects alive
- Retail planning after the pandemic
Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, Principal in Charge of Design with Fentress Architects, talks about the current and future state of air travel and airport terminal design amid COVID-19.
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Mellissa Collar, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Rockford Construction in Grand Rapids, Mich., about the advantages and benefits of using public-private partnerships (P3s) to fund projects and keep them moving forward.
Scott Page and Sarah Kellerman of Interface Studio and Kevin Hively of Ninigret Partners discuss ways to "Restart. Reset. Retool. Refit." urban retail districts and neighborhood strip malls by going beyond so-called best practices in urban planning and economics.
This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from DLR Group, HMC Architects, and JLL on these important topics:
- How AEC firms can help school districts successfully implement innovative learning spaces
- COVID-19's impact on sustainability
- The construction outlook for the second half of 2020 and beyond
BD+C's John Caulfield talks to Henry D'Esposito, senior research analyst for JLL in Washington, D.C., about JLL's recent release of its Construction Outlook for the second half of 2020 and beyond, and more specifically six factors JLL predicts could affect the industry's direction going forward.
BD+C's Robert Cassidy speaks with Taryn Kinney, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, K-12 Education Studio Leader in Texas with DLR Group, about the BOLD initiative, short for "Bridging School Organization, Learning, & Design." The program is designed to help schools districts with the successful implementation of new innovative learning environments.
BD+C's David Barista chats with Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, Design Principal and Chief Impact Officer with HMC Architects, about COVID-19's impact on sustainability, the future of sustainable design and health/wellness design, and innovations happening within the green/sustainability side of the design market. They also discuss what it means to be a "Chief Impact Officer."
This week on The Weekly, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from BSA LifeStructures, Cityzenith, and Perkins and Will on three timely topics:
- An architect's four-part manifesto about the role of architects in race relations and social equity
- The current and future state of digital twin technology
- Where the AEC community is right now in terms of social equity