Interviews

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Race, Religion and Real Estate: A Conversation with Donald King+

BUILD sits down with Donald King to discuss his Nehemiah Initiative, community-driven design, gentrification, and the importance of the Black...

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Understanding the Divided City: An Interview with Wendy Pullan, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research+

[Beirut Tanks photo by Craig Larkin] In spring 2016, BUILD visited Cambridge University where we spoke with Wendy Pullan, director...

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The Shop Around the Corner: A Conversation with Scott Crawford and Hank Butitta+

Earlier this winter, BUILD visited the LMN Shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square where we sat down with Scott Crawford and Hank...

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA, Part 1+

BUILD visits with Farshid Moussavi at her London office to discuss design agency, style, and the architect as interrogator.

Read More+ 4 months ago
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Circumstances, Expectations and Trust: An Interview with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro, Part 1+

BUILD sits down with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro of BCJ to discuss their process of designing everything from art...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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The Craft of Tropical Modernism: An Interview with Mark de Reus, Part 1+

BUILD talks with Mark de Reus about the design strategies of tropical modernism, the challenges of thatched roofs, and why...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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The Art and Architecture of Baroque Scandinavian Modernism: Interview with Gert Wingårdh, Part 1+

Back in 2014, BUILD met with Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at his Stockholm headquarters to discuss his impressive roster of...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Through the Lens of Architecture: An Interview with Laurie Hawkinson, SMU + U Architects+

BUILD talks with architect and Columbia professor Laurie Hawkinson about getting public projects, working with different types of clients, and...

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Designing the Whole Idea; An Interview with AvroKO+

BUILD visits with AvroKO and discusses the continuity of design, self-propelled projects, and why it’s important to glue things down...

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Make Me an Offer I Can’t Refuse; A Conversation with Greg Lundgren+

Last June, BUILD sat down with Renaissance man Greg Lundgren to discuss art, self-expression, and Seattle’s potential

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Navigating the Hills of Affordable Housing; An Interview with Architect David Baker+

BUILD talks with architect David Baker about multifamily housing, affordability, and the bikeable city.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Sneaking Under the Fence: An Interview with Will Bruder+

Will Bruder discusses the move from Phoenix, his path to becoming an architect, and the projects currently on his...

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A Quantity of Quality; An Interview with Stanley Saitowitz+

BUILD meets with architect Stanley Saitowitz to discuss his projects, the challenges of Modernism, and bringing good design to the...

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Finding the Spirit of a Project; An Interview with Richard Garfield+

BUILD visits Portland and speaks with Richard Garfield about his time with Kahn.

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Designing Social and Environmental Equity: An Interview with Michael Zaretsky+

BUILD visits the U of O and speaks with the head of the Department of Architecture and Environment, Michael...

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Designing for All the Senses; An Interview with Joshua Aidlin (Part I)+

BUILD sits down with Joshua Aidlin at his San Francisco office to discuss exploration in all creative mediums.

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When the Dog Catches the Bumper; An Interview with Jared Della Valle (Part I)+

BUILD catches up with Jared Della Valle on the architect-as-developer model.

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Designing Pragmatism; An Interview with John Ronan+

BUILD talks with Chicago architect, John Ronan, about making significant contributions to the built environment and pulling art out of...

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Balancing Green and Grey Infrastructure; An Interview with Seattle Arborist, Josh Petter+

BUILD talks with Master Arborist, Josh Petter, about the intersection between natural and built environments, how architects could work more...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Unraveling the Methods of Design & Construction; An Interview with Nader Tehrani, NADAAA+

BUILD talks with Nader Tehrani of NADAAA about transforming the design and building industry.

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Faith, Mindfulness and Dignity; The Work and Process of Studio Mumbai+

BUILD speaks with the wise and insightful Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai whose practice integrates architects and skilled craftspeople to...

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The Key to the Educational Kingdom: Personalization; A Conversation with Lorne McConachie+

BUILD recently sat down with master architect Lorne McConachie to discuss educational design, growing critical thinkers, and the importance of...

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Making the Ordinary Extraordinary; An Interview with Will Bruder+

BUILD sits down with Master Architect, Will Bruder, to discuss pragmatism, the poetics of design, and learning to love the...

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Resuscitating the Built Environment Post-COVID-19+

Important people weigh-in about the best ways the City and building department can support the design and construction industries as...

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Believing in Architecture+

BUILD sits down with Master Architect Billie Tsien to discuss the American Folk Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation in...

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Neighborhoods that Fire on all Cylinders+

BUILD interviews superhero developer and urbanist, Liz Dunn

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Modular Construction + Senior Housing+

BUILD interviews master architect Gordon Walker on the nature of senior housing.

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