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36 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Student-Focused Library Design
Students' expectations for their university libraries sometimes misalign with their actual behaviors in the library. Working together, university librarians and library designers can strike the right balance to create a place that becomes an academic hub for a campus. In this episode, our guests Robbie Bolton, University Librarian at Spring Arbor University; Tom Sens, Higher Education Client Leader at BHDP; and Kyle Moll, Intern Architect on BHDP's Higher Education team, discuss research on students' library usage and the implications this data has for library design.
38 minutes | Jun 24, 2021
The Retail Rumba: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward
This episode, we are joined by Andrew McQuilkin, BHDP Retail Market Leader, and Declan McCormack, BHDP Retail Client Leader. Like a dance, retail design is a creative art form—and like the rumba, the industry sometimes takes a step back before taking two steps forward. After the pandemic, retailers are looking to take those next steps, and Andrew and Declan share insights from shopper data and conversations with leading retailers to make those steps strategic.
34 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
VEGA Americas: Manufacturing a Headquarters for the Future
In this episode, we are joined by John Kronenberger, Co-CEO of VEGA Americas, and Michael Verdier, Industrial Market Leader and partner at BHDP. John and Michael share how the precision and structure of BHDP’s Design Process mirrored VEGA’s process—and ultimately uncovered crucial design and location decisions for the organization’s North American headquarters.
33 minutes | May 6, 2021
The Influence of Corporate Real Estate on Company, Culture, and Community
The pandemic has thrust the influence corporate real estate has on the workplace and the employee experience into the spotlight. Companies are now making real estate decisions through a completely new lens. Kieran Sherry of Nationwide Insurance and Thomas Neltner of Fifth Third Bank manage millions of square feet for their respective organizations. They join BHDP's T. Patrick Donnelly—who has collaborated on numerous projects for both organizations—and Host Brian Trainer to discuss corporate real estate's effect on company, culture, and community.
38 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Strategic Roadmaps: Defining Your Organization's Success
Great projects often define what success looks like before designing even begins. So is the case for the Altria Headquarters. Julia Bradley, Senior Manager of Corporate Facilities, Workplace Strategy, and Space Planning at Altria; and Don Haunert, Workplace Client Leader at BHDP, join the podcast to share Altria's roadmap used in the renovation of a historic building and an addition. The multi-year project began with success criteria that came from initial strategy sessions—and half a decade later, it holds up.
36 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Emotional Experience Design
In this fascinating discussion of senses, memories, and emotions, Andy House, Workplace Client Leader at BHDP, connects emotional experience design to neuroscience and behavioral psychology. Andy joins host Brian Trainer to help us understand the science behind empathy and the effect space can have on our emotions during a physical experience. Understanding the power of memories, emotional drivers, and space can elevate designers’ abilities to create not only memorable but also increasingly exciting experiences.
32 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Ohio Northern University: Engineering a Vision for Design
For Ohio Northern University, realizing the vision for the T.J. Smull College of Engineering building was an eye-opening process—and one that yielded tremendous results. Tom Zechman, Assistant Dean of ONU’s College of Engineering, and Paul Orban, Higher Education Market Leader at BHDP, share the story behind this state-of-the-art building. After more than a decade of research, visioning, and collaboration, the award-winning facility has helped to increase enrollment for the College of Engineering.
35 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
Building a Space for Dreamers
DreamBank, a space by American Family Insurance, provides inspirational, rotating exhibits and experiences that enable the community to pursue their dreams. Our guests—Natalie Healy, DreamBank Manager; Amy Malmstrom, Lead Architect at BHDP; and Suzanne Hopkins, Experiential Graphic Designer at BHDP—have collaborated to bring these exhibits to life in the physical as well as digital space. Listen as they share their insights on the exciting challenge of designing installations that inspire while staying true to the American Family Insurance brand.
33 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Hybrid Learning with Galen College of Nursing
While some colleges have struggled to adapt to online learning, Galen College of Nursing has maintained high student success and satisfaction rates and has even increased enrollment. Dr. Erin Lentz, Dean of Arts and Sciences, and Steven Carniol, Senior Director of Online Learning and Instructional Design, join Giancarlo Del Vita, Higher Education Design Leader at BHDP, and Host Brian Trainer to discuss the college's approach. Listen now to learn how Galen’s hybrid model prior to the pandemic created a smoother transition for students and faculty—and how brick-and-mortar learning can evolve.
35 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Bridging Our Eight Basic Needs with the Workplace
How can our eight basic, or biological needs, inform workplace decisions? This week, Dustin Jackson, Ph.D., an organizational psychologist, joins BHDP Client Leader Chris LaPata and Host Brian Trainer to discuss these needs and their influence on the brain as we learn to work in new ways.
51 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Looking Back and Looking Beyond
As we enter 2021, a look at the previous year offers a wealth of perspective for what's to come in architecture and design. To examine the implications and learnings of 2020, we welcome to the podcast BHDP's market leaders—Andrew McQuilkin of Retail, Paul Orban of Higher Education, Drew Suszko of Workplace, and Michael Verdier of Integrated Industrial Design. Host Brian Trainer, a Workplace Strategist at BHDP, leads this exploration of the differences and surprising similarities across industries—imperative considerations for space planning and strategy emerge.
33 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Connecting to Community with Fifth Third Bank
Valerie Garrett, Director of Workplace Design at Fifth Third Bank, and Chris Collett, Senior Architect for Workplace at BHDP, join Trends + Tensions to discuss Fifth Third Bank’s Project Connect in its hometown headquarters of Cincinnati, OH, adjacent to the city’s historic Fountain Square. The story of this multi-year, complex project offers listeners a masterclass in approaching a project that involves the community from the outset.
31 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
The Resilient Workplace: The Long View
After more than 50 Corporate Real Estate Executives gathered virtually for a BHDP roundtable, a universal truth emerged from the discussion. The way we work is changing—now it's up to us to embrace this design opportunity for the workplace of the 21st century. BHDP Lead Architect Amy Malmstrom and Workplace Market Leader Drew Suszko join host Brian Trainer to explore new ways of thinking to tackle the design challenges that have emerged or accelerated due to the pandemic.
36 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Building Excitement Through Purposeful Design
Of the three elements of Purposeful Design, we have discussed the empathetic side—now we're delving into the exciting element. Stacy Siegel, Vice President of Design and Construction with JPMorgan Chase, and Samantha Delabar, Workplace Design Leader at BHDP, join host Brian Trainer to explore building excitement through Purposeful Design. Our guests use the lens of the recent JPMorgan Chase renovation in Columbus, OH, and its dynamic amenity spaces that evoke excitement and draw employees together.
34 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
From Clicks to Bricks
When digitally native, direct-to-consumer brands make the transition to brick-and-mortar stores, it's known in the retail industry as the "Clicks to Bricks" (C2B) movement. But how do retailers know if it's right for them to make this leap, and more importantly, how do they ensure they are successful? In this episode, Camille Kress, VP of Growth Labs for C2B retailer Adore Me, joins Declan McCormack, Retail Client Leader, and Host Brian Trainer to discuss learnings from their journey in this booming category. Moreover, Declan shares the shopper perspective based on a nationwide shopper survey that BHDP initiated with the help of an independent, market research firm.
31 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Designing with Empathy
When designing for people, designing with empathy is an integral component of the design process. Asking questions and listening before identifying the needs of the client is at the heart of this approach. In this episode, we are joined by Shannon Skaggs, President of Quantum Health, as well as BHDP's Samantha Delabar, Workplace Design Leader, and Bill Thiemann, Director of Experiential Graphic Design. They discuss the many ways empathy informs design and how it can be a crucial element to enhance the work our clients, like Quantum Health, do every day.
35 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
BHDP Design Leaders Samantha Delabar and Tom Arends join the podcast to discuss Purposeful Design, a new methodology at BHDP. This new concept of architectural design leverages the strengths of key ideas from design thinking as well as experiential and emotional design to positively impact the environments and behaviors within a space. Samantha and Tom walk host Brian Trainer through the inception of this concept and how takes BHDP another step closer to realizing our brand promise: Design for People.
28 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Potential Futures for the Workplace
With the global coronavirus pandemic extending indefinitely, it is unlikely that we will ever return to the workplace as we once knew it. Informed by hundreds of conversations with clients across a host of industries, Drew Suszko, Client Leader, Architect, and frequent contributor to the Trends + Tensions series joins host Brian Trainer to offer several premises for the future of work.
35 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Starting with Sustainability
The One Toyota North America project is one of Toyota’s most sustainable projects in their portfolio. This episode, we’ve assembled some of the key players from this project to discuss how they reached Toyota’s lofty sustainability goals, known as the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, and what companies just starting out in their sustainability journey can do to reach their objectives. Vaughn Engler of Noresco, Pat Murphy of NV5 Engineering, and Daniel Lessing of BHDP tell the amazing story of how the LEED Platinum project came to be.
26 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Return to Workplace in the Midst of a Crisis
Carrie Beidleman, a Senior Interior Designer for BHDP, has curated research surrounding COVID-19 and crisis management over the last few months. In this episode, Host Brian Trainer and Carrie get to the heart of those learnings and find commonalities many industries are facing—from workplace to retail. In efforts to prepare ourselves and our clients for the future, the insights from Carrie's research have served as a valuable roadmap for BHDP.
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