Bryan Lee, Jr. may have studied architecture, but he is by no means just an architect. Bryan’s philosophy and ideas are big, challenging and adamant. To address these ideas, in 2017, Bryan created Colloqate Design in New Orleans, a firm that uses design thinking to create a conversation or dialogue (thus, the name of their firm) within the community to speak both to … [Read more...] about Design justice.
Eve Picker, founder of Small Change, talks to Brian Gaudio of Module Housing. Eve has a passion for cities and for working on real estate projects that make a positive impact in neighborhoods. Originally from Australia, Eve trained as an architect and has a master's degree in urban design. She moved to Pittsburgh where she fell in love with the city and, through a series of … [Read more...] about On making waves.
Kevin Cavenaugh is a rare developer. Left brain, right brain, head and heart all come to bear on his wildly creative buildings. He has carved out a special place for himself in the Portland real estate world. He has said, “I'm tired of mocha-colored, vinyl-windowed boring. I can't change the fact that the streets are gray and the sky is gray. But the buildings?” One … [Read more...] about I do a bunch of weird stuff.
“A mix of high-tech and old-fashioned energy efficiency tactics can deliver carbon-neutral buildings, right now. But the U.S. needs to pick up the pace” writes James S. Russell for Bloomberg. Oil shortages are a hot topic since Russia invaded the Ukraine, prompting the International Energy Agency to release a 10-point-plan for cutting oil use. But the plan only … [Read more...] about Net zero building. It’s a boom!￼
Stephanie Blake is the CEO of Skylight Studios and an historian at heart. That’s what she studied at Yale, much to her parents’ dismay. They didn’t understand how she could leverage history into a career. But she has. In a big way. Skylight Studios has built a business on taking short-term leases on large, derelict buildings to transform them into venues, often for fashion … [Read more...] about Skylight studios.