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American Building

60 EpisodesProduced by Michael GravesWebsite

American Building, hosted by Atif Z. Qadir, Sponsored by Michael Graves & REDIST, shares how iconic buildings came to be from the perspective of their developers, investors, and designers. These innovators discuss on a deeply personal level what they faced over the course of the entire building proc… read more


Schools as a Sanctuary | Ann Rolland

In today’s episode, we welcome esteemed architect and partner at FXCollaborative, Ann Rolland, to discuss her most recent project, Q404, or The Academy for Careers in TV and Film located in Hunters Point, Queens. We begin with the foundations of Ann’s architectural journey and explore how as architects and designers we can ensure people feel safer returning to schools in a post-Covid landscape. A school designed today helps inspire a student to do great things tomorrow. Listen in to find out more. 

About Ann: 

Ann is a partner at FXCollaborative where she was instrumental in launching the cultural and educational practice of the firm 23 years ago. Ann and her buildings have won a dazzling array of awards including from the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation as well as the Center for Architecture Foundation. Anne was also elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Association of Architects, an honor reserved for America’s best architects. Her work embraces the pragmatic and the creative to cultivate new ways to integrate program and design to achieve results that are tangible, enduring, and reflect the culture of each client.

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About your host: 

Atif Qadir is the Founder & CEO of REDIST, a technology company making it easy for commercial real estate professionals to find and use the $100B of real estate incentives given out every year in the US.

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