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Tangible Remnants

A podcast for lovers of existing buildings who want to learn from the past to shape a better future.

Join sustainable preservation architect, Nakita Reed, as she explores the interconnectedness of architecture, preservation, sustainability, race and gender. You’ll learn about people, buildings, and policies that made a historical impact and hear from women and BIPOC practitioners who are impacting the built environment today.

This podcast is part of the // Gābl Media Network.

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May 20, 2024

Embodied Wisdom with Cory Rouillard

This episode features fun conversation with Cory Rouillard of Henson Architecture. Much of her work has been in Demystifying how to work with historic buildings. More recently she’s been studying physical climate adaptations ...

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May 13, 2024

Blending Your Passions with Tiffany James

This episode features a conversation with a friend and former mentee, Tiffany James. She shares more of her story with me and discusses her journey from UVA to Baltimore, her work in the nonprofit sector, and her passion for ...

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May 6, 2024

A beacon of hope with Melvalean McLemore

This episode features a fun conversation with Melvalean McLemore. As you'll hear, we are at a similar point in our careers and I was so excited to be talking with her since she's one of the Black women architects I …

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April 8, 2024

Echoes of history: Nzilani Stained Glass with Ariana Makau

This week's episode features a insightful conversation with the trailblazing Ariana Makau. She shares her journey into the field of stained glass conservation and the challenges she faces as a Black woman in a predominantly w...

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March 25, 2024

Big Green with Lauren McHale

This episode features a conversation between Nakita and Lauren McHale, President and CEO of the L'Enfant Trust. They talk about the organization's work in historic preservation and affordable housing in Washington, DC and del...

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March 18, 2024

Making Sense of Solar with Jordan Taylor

This week's episode features a fun conversation with the very energetic Jordan Taylor. This episode left me fired up about solar and excited about the future. Jordan definitely is a reminder of how important it is to follow ...

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March 11, 2024

Finding Funding

This solo episode focuses on the various financial tools available to finance the renovation of a historic building. Specifically: Grants and bond bills, Tax Credits (HTC, NMTC, LIHTC) and Rebates or incentives (DSIRE & Infl...

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March 4, 2024

Space to Thrive with Ganesh Nayak

This episode features a conversation between Nakita and Ganesh Nayak on the intersection of sustainability and accessibility in the built environment. Ganesh shares his journey from being an architect to starting his own cons...

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Feb. 12, 2024

Victoria Theater with Joseph Kandoth

This episode is all about the Victoria Theater in NY and features a conversation with Joseph Kandoth of Aufgang Architects. The Victoria Theater was one of four contiguous vaudeville houses on West 125th Street, along with th...

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Jan. 29, 2024

Cedar Hill in Washington, DC

A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Cedar Hill in Washington, DC. Listen to …

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Jan. 22, 2024

Noir Design Parti w/ Saundra Little & Karen Burton

This episode features a conversation with Saundra Little and Karen Burton of Noir Design Parti. This was a fun conversation and reminded me that we all have agency and often times have to follow our own curiosity to get the …

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Jan. 15, 2024

Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY

A tangible remnant is a historic building that left a mark on the built environment and tells the story of people who came before us. This episode explores the tangible remnant that is Villa Lewaro in Irvington, NY. Listen to...

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