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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


A Place For Everyone | Kim Yao

Today we welcome Kim Yao to the podcast, partner at Architecture Research Office, ARO, in New York City. We will be talking about Milgard Hall, the 55,000 square foot Interdisciplinary STEM building at the University of Washington - Tacoma campus. It combines the School of Engineering & Technology and the Milgard Business School, and the Global Innovation and Design Lab together,  as a hub for entrepreneurship on campus. Listen in as we discuss creating an infrastructure that creates more flexibility for the future of academia in a post-covid society as well as the self-reflection necessary in our industry to create buildings that feel more inclusive to all people.

About Kim: 

Kim Yao is a partner at Architecture Research Office, ARO, in New York City. ARO was honored by the American Institute of Architects as the firm of the year in 2020. She teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. She serves on the board of the Center for Architecture and on the board of AIA New York, where she was previously the president.

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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