Episode 12: Building communities through breweries: An interview with SUM Design

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. The first time I visited Ex Novo, a brewery in Portland, Oregon, I was struck by its design. It felt…designed. It wasn’t a cold space with some chairs and stuff thrown together. There was some thought put into it. From where we sat, we could see the brew tanks, bar … More Episode 12: Building communities through breweries: An interview with SUM Design

Between episodes: Beer-fueled, crowd-sourced city retrofits

Yeah, I say “neat” a lot. But this project from Heineken is well, neat. It’s always interesting to see brands taking on altruistic social campaigns. The latest is Heineken’s Cities Project  that aims to help restore 10 sites in cities across the U.S. Now in its fifth year, there’s actually been some progress made (it’s more … More Between episodes: Beer-fueled, crowd-sourced city retrofits

Between episodes: A tree(s) grow in Portland

In case you missed it, I interviewed Kevin Cavenaugh from Guerrilla Development a couple months ago about his almost-completed Fair-Hair Dumbbell project. With that behind him, he’s been a busy guy. The proof? His newest development in Portland, Tree Farm, might even be more stunning. At least the renderings are. From the website: The design of … More Between episodes: A tree(s) grow in Portland

Episode 11: We can make our cities better with placemaking, incrementally

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. So, how is the DNA of a place defined? Is it the architecture? Is it the cool, hip shops? Park benches? It’s some of that – but it’s way more. What exactly is placemaking? This episode we’re speaking with Daniel Hintz, Founder and Chief Experience Architect for The Velocity Group. … More Episode 11: We can make our cities better with placemaking, incrementally

Between episodes: Walking around Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District

I’ve been spending more and more time in the Central Eastside district. Each Wednesday I hop on at the end/beginning of the Orange Line and take the 20 minute ride in for a weekly gig I have with a content marketing agency. During lunch, I wander around and discover something new each time. Boxing gym? Check. … More Between episodes: Walking around Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District

Episode 10: Bourbon and buildings: An interview with John Patrick Winberry, UP studio

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. What do design, branding, good bourbon, and a Norwegian architect firm have in common? It’s the thread to this episode’s interview with John Patrick Winberry, founding partner, chief wrangler, and architect at the UP studio. UP is a small, nimble boutique Architecture, Interior, and Brand Design firm that believes all … More Episode 10: Bourbon and buildings: An interview with John Patrick Winberry, UP studio

EPISODE NINE: Agriculture meets architecture: It’s called Agritecture

LISTEN HERE and SUBSCRIBE HERE. You’ve heard of agriculture – and urban ag, or growing food in cities. And then there’s architecture. And then, there’s agritecture. Wait, agritecture? Yep. The brains behind the concept is Henry Gordon-Smithlaunched agritcture.com a few years back as a blog to help promote the fact, that yes, you can grow … More EPISODE NINE: Agriculture meets architecture: It’s called Agritecture