Design Voice Podcast
By Catherine Meng, Architect
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The Design Voice Podcast seeks to elevate and amplify those voices of women in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Each episode features honest conversations with women who shape the built environment - their unique perspectives on the state of their professions, stories about their career journeys, and more. By telling their stories, this podcast hopes to serve as a source of education, inspiration and empowerment. New episodes are released the first and third Wednesday of each month.
||CleanThe State of the Practice with Wanda Lau of ARCHITECT Magazine||Wanda Lau, LEED AP, is the editor of tech, practice, and products for ARCHITECT and Architectural Lighting. Along with 10 years of experience in the AEC industry, she holds a B.S. in civil engineering from Michigan State University, an S.M. in...||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPushing Boundaries with Margaret Cavenagh||Margaret Cavenagh is a Principal at Studio Gang and leads the firm’s interior architecture practice, working closely with Jeanne Gang on all interior, renovation, and architectural projects. Margaret has experience designing a wide range of...||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPracticing With Intent with Anthia Wong||Anthia Wong is a Team Lead and Project Manager with the interior and architecture firm FORGE, where she works on a wide range of commercial, interior, and tenant improvement projects. She focuses much of her time on relationship building and...||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Connections with Angie Sommer||Angie Sommer, S.E. is an Associate at ZFA Structural Engineers in San Francisco. She’s currently a project manager and engineer for a wide variety of projects around the Bay Area and California, with a focus on the educational and senior living...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAdvocacy by Design with Pascale Sablan||Pascale Sablan, AIA, is an award winning architect and mentor in New York City. Pascale seeks excellence and humanity in all of her projects while providing a resounding voice for the issues facing women architects and architects of color. She’s...||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMadame Architect with Julia Gamolina||Julia Gamolina is the founder and editor of Madame Architect, an online platform celebrating women in architecture from different generations, countries, and corners of the industry. Originating as a guest series on ArchiteXX's online...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEngaging Communities with Sandra Vivanco||Sandra Vivanco is a Professor of Architecture and Diversity studies at California College of the Arts, co-director of the CCA BuildLab, as well as the founding principal of A+D, Architecture + Design, in San Francisco. Based on the premise that...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpeculative Futures with Jennifer Wolch||Jennifer Wolch is the William W. Wurster Dean and Professor of City and Regional Planning in the College of Environmental Design at University of California, Berkeley. Jennifer holds a BA in Anthropology and an MA in Geography from California State...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLeap of Faith with Angeles Garcia||Angeles Garcia is a Project Executive at McCarthy Building Companies. Originally from Ensenada, Mexico, Angeles has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Tijuana Institute of Technology. Angeles started out at McCarthy over 20 years ago by...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes Your Heart Sing with Anne Torney||Anne Torney is a partner at Mithun | Solomon, and leads their San Francisco office. For more than 20 years, she has made affordable multi-family housing and transit-oriented urban infill the focus of her work. For Anne, architecture isn't just about...||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFinding the Balance with Mary Wurst||Mary Wurst is a lighting designer and electrical engineer DLR Group. Her design philosophy revolves around seeing light, whether natural and artificial, as the soul of any space. A chance encounter with a cadaver arm ended up steering her toward...||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWork-Life Success! with Nishita Lakhani||Nishita Lakhani is a Senior Project Engineer at McCarthy Building Companies. Although she is relatively new to the profession, I loved hearing how passionate and positive she is about the construction industry. We talked about the differences between...||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSticking With It with Sandra Biddulph||Sandra Biddulph is a structural engineer, and a Principal at the firm DCI Engineers. Before settling down in Irvine, Sandra worked in both LA and Seattle, and has had a really interesting career journey. She’s worked at small firms, co-founded her...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn Crafting a Practice with Irina Schneid||Irina Schneid is an architect, educator, and principal of the interdisciplinary design lab SCH+ARC Studio LLC. Aside from running her design practice, she currently teaches undergraduate design and theory courses at Pratt Institute. In this episode,...||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Your Hand with Laura Guzman||Laura Guzman is the National Director of Marketing and Business Development at the global engineering firm WSP. Prior to that, she was the Chief Operating Officer at Microdesk, a design technology consultancy, so she really has her finger on the pulse..||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe SE3 Project with Rose McClure||In this episode, I speak with Rose McClure, a structural engineer at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger. Rose is a co-founder of the Structural Engineering Engagement and Equity Committee (SE3), which was established in 2015 with the mission to study and...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanForging New Territory with Jill Lerner||In this inaugural episode of Design Voice Podcast, I speak with Jill Lerner, FAIA. Jill is an architect and Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, a global architectural design and planning firm, where she leads their academic, healthcare, and...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDesign Voice Podcast: A show featuring women in architecture, engineering, and construction||The Design Voice Podcast seeks to elevate and amplify the voices of women in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Each episode features honest conversations with women who shape the built environment. By telling their stories,...||3/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Poignant and insightful
Thanks to Design Voice for providing a digital community for women in the built environment. I’m excited for the next episode!
Pure genius destined for greatness! A triumph, joy, and force to be reckoned with!
In full disclosure, Catherine Meng (this podcast's creator) is a good friend of mine. That said, the subject matter is fascinating on its own merit. The potential and timeliness speak for themselves if you listen to the trailer. I am so proud of Catherine for putting her thoughts to action and making this a reality. In doers we trust. I am so looking forward to future episodes, and so should you.