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Episodes

May 27, 2024

Material Matters w/ Jacqui Hogans

This week's episode features an insightful conversation with Jacqui Hogans. I learned a number of interesting things throughout this episode. Things I'd never thought of - like how salty is fog. And how does that salt impac…
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…
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…
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 didn't k…
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 …
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 de…
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…
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 & Inf…
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 con…
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 t…
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…
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 …
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 t…
Jan. 8, 2024

More in 2024

This is a solo episode and features a recap of 2023, including Nakita's top 6 favorite things from the year. It also talks about some of the exciting things evolving with the podcast in 2024. Links: Tangible Remnants on Inst…
Oct. 20, 2023

Unmasking Learning Differences w/ Morgan C.B. Miles

** Please note that Morgan's headshot was created with AI.** In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Invisible Disabilities Awareness Week this episode features a special conversation with my friend Morgan C.B. Miles. In t…
Oct. 7, 2023

Exploring the ACHP w/ Susan Glimcher

This week's episode features a fun episode with Susan Glimcher of the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation (ACHP) . We cover a number of programs that the ACHP administers and a few that I've had to pleasure of being i…
Aug. 23, 2023

Design the Future w/ Lindsay Baker & Kira Gould

This week's episode features a fun conversation with Lindsay Baker and Kira Gould. These two women are amazing advocates for sustainability in AEC industry and have an inspiring podcast called Design the Future. They had me…
Aug. 8, 2023

California Black History w/ John William Templeton

This week's episode features a fun conversation with John William Templeton from the Expo floor at the 2023 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention. John shares his gift of using research to tell fuller stories of …
July 13, 2023

Guerilla Preservation w/ Dr. Kwesi Daniels

This week's episode features a fun conversation with Dr. Kwesi Daniels. We talk about his journey into the profession, various tools of the trade, and having a 'Guerilla bag'. Building Highlight: Tuskegee University Sage Hal…
June 22, 2023

Reglazing Modernism w/ Angel Ayon

This week's episode features a conversation between me and Angel Ayon of Ayon Studio. We cover his journey into the profession, the development of the Reglazing Modernism book, and the creation of Ayon Studio. This was a fun…
June 5, 2023

Impact & Legacy w/ Melanie Ray

This week's episode features a conversation with Baltimore architect, Melanie Ray, of Hord Coplan Macht. We cover her journey into the profession, the impact NOMA has had on her career and various tips for students pursuing …
April 26, 2023

Refresh | Episode 13: Heritage for the Next Generation with Monica Rhodes

This week's episode is a refresh of Episode 13 with Monica Rhodes from 2021. We talk about her journey to the profession and all of the amazing work she's done in the profession. Links: Monica Rhodes website Shownotes from …
April 14, 2023

Around the World w/ Indu Chakravarthy

This week's episode features a conversation with the super insightful Indu Chakravarthy. We go around the world in this episode as she discusses her upbringing, education, and work experiences. It's a fun conversation that m…
April 7, 2023

Refresh | Episode 6: Taking Up Space w/ Rasheda Tripp & Morgan C.B. Miles

This week's episode is a refreshed replay of Episode 6 with Architect, Rasheda Tripp & Developer, Morgan C.B. Miles. They were the only other two black women in my graduating architecture class at UVA and have been dear fri…