Episodes

The Clifton House w/ Sidney Clifton

Dec. 3, 2022

This week's episode features a conversation with Emmy-nominated producer, Sidney Clifton. She is the daughter of Maryland laureate, Lucille Clifton, and launched the Clifton House Project: a writer’s and artist’s workshop a…

Our Genetic Legacy w/ Shellie Baxter

Oct. 10, 2022

This episode features a conversation with visionary Shellie Baxter, a genetic genealogist and Founder of Our Genetic Legacy (OGL). OGL is a non-profit that is undertaking a number of projects across a number of professions. …

The People's Architect w/ Marques Moore

Sept. 18, 2022

**EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** This episode features a candid conversation with Marques Moore of Moore Architecture. We reminiscence about our time at UVA in the Architecture program, talk about career paths, and th…

The Black Butterfly w/ Dr. Lawrence T. Brown (audio updated)

Aug. 28, 2022

This week's episode explores the connection between housing and health with Dr. Lawrence T. Brown. We cover his journey into Public Health research and dig into more of the topics covered in his book, Black Butterfly: The H…

Conference Chat w/ Pascale Sablan

July 23, 2022

This week's episode features a conversation from the AIA Conference on Architecture 2022. I joined the Architecture is Political Podcast host Melissa Daniel to chat all things NOMA (National Organization of Minority Archite…

Preservation as Perpetuation w/ Ira Matt

July 19, 2022

This week's episode features an interview with Ira Matt. Ira is the Director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. We cover a lot of cultural nuances in the conversation. …

In the Glass with Menokin: The Glass House w/ Bo Tayloe

June 20, 2022

This week's episode features a conversation from the summer of 2020 between me and with Bo Tayloe. We were both invited down to Menokin by the Menokin Foundation and interviewed by Michael Beller as part of the Foundation's…

Lessons from Legends

May 30, 2022

**EPISODE MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** This episode is a replay of the April 2022 Lessons from Legends interview at the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business and features a conversation with the Legendary …

Architecture, Race & Empathy w/ Dr. Kendall Nicholson

May 14, 2022

**EPISODE MAY CONTAIN EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** This episode is another fun one and I really enjoyed getting to know fellow UVA alum, Dr. Kendall Nicholson, better in this episode. We cover Race and Architecture, storytelling and…

Creating Your Well w/ Tiara Hughes

May 8, 2022

**EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** This week’s conversation was a fun one for me b/c I got to have an in depth conversation with Tiara Hughes. We cover the impact of attending a PWI (predominantly white institution). W…

Block by block w/ Tonya Harris

April 13, 2022

This week's episode features a fun conversation with Tonya Harris. Tonya is a developer and contractor doing work in Baltimore and DC. She share's her journey into real estate development and reminds us that it's never too…

Preservation, Progress & Possibility w/ Melissa auf de Maur

Dec. 31, 2021

This week's episode is an amazing conversation with the incredible Melissa auf de Maur. We met on the NY Preservation Webinar back in the spring of 2021 and we recorded this episode in the summer. This is our first in-dep…

Community, Development & Brunch w/ Katherine Williams

Dec. 18, 2021

This week's episode features a conversation between me and Katherine Williams. We discuss her journey into architecture and construction, Riding the Vortex, and the importance of creating a support system to navigate life a…

Breaking Down Siloes w/ Lori Ferriss

Nov. 3, 2021

This week's episode features a conversation with Lori Ferriss of Goody Clancy. We discuss the need for existing and historic buildings to be part of the climate action conversation as well as numerous organizations that are…

Creating your Community with April Drake

Oct. 18, 2021

This episode features a fun conversation between me and the amazing April Drake. We talk about her architecture journey, the importance of networking, and creating a supportive community for your personal and professional …

Digital Documentation w/ Purvi Irwin

Oct. 7, 2021

This episode features a fun conversation between me and the super talented Purvi Gandhi Irwin. We talk about her preservation journey, travel, and different life experiences. We also discuss the importance of documenting …

The Conference Episode

Sept. 29, 2021

This short episode features a quick book review of The Black Butterfly by Dr. Lawrence T. Brown and a curated list of conferences I'm excited to participate in this fall (2021). Links: A curated list of conferences Tangible …

Determined by Design w/ Kia Weatherspoon

July 4, 2021

**EPISODE CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE** This episode features a candid conversation with Kia Weatherspoon. We cover her journey to becoming an interior designer and the importance of equitable design for all. Quote: "I refus…

Heritage for the next generation w/ Monica Rhodes

March 16, 2021

In this episode, I talk with the amazing Monica Rhodes. Our conversation meandered from the US Colored Troops to Fred Shuttlesworth to Contraband Camps & Negro baseball league stadiums. Monica previously worked at the Nat…

The love of building w/ Constance Lai

Feb. 24, 2021

In this episode, I talk with Constance "Connie" Lai about being an architect and a woman working in the preservation trades and construction field. We talk about professional differences she observed while completing her Ri…

Dismantling Preservation w/ Sarah Marsom

Jan. 28, 2021

This episode features a conversation with Sarah Marsom. We cover ways to make the preservation field more accessible, the impetus behind her Dismantle Preservation Conference and the importance of getting paid. Quote: "We a…

Site control & Catalysts w/ Patricia Ofori

Jan. 14, 2021

This episode features a conversation between me and Real Estate entrepreneur, Patricia Ofori. We talk about her journey of getting started in real estate, repurposing buildings, and the importance of knowing the process of …

Some of my favorite things from 2020

Dec. 30, 2020

**Some of the links above may be Amazon affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you.** This episode features some of my fav…

A Sense of Place w/ Professor Amber Wiley

Nov. 8, 2020

This episode features a conversation with Professor Amber Wiley. She is an old friend who is an Assistant Professor in the Art History Department at Rutgers University and a scholar who has traveled the world studying cultu…