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Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP

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Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP explores the inherent conflicts between emerging trends and longstanding traditions in higher education, retail, and workplace design and architecture, and the impact those have on the places we all learn, shop, work, and live. Host and strategist Brian Trainer gu… read more

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Rethink and Reboot Strategy: Revisiting Campus Master Plans

May 27th, 2022


Community colleges play a vital role in educating our future workforce. Now more than ever, colleges and universities must think strategically about …

Introducing Communities of Work

May 6th, 2022


A community of work shares traits with a number of communities we encounter in our everyday lives. And like those communities, a community of work happens organically—from the relationships we build, our shared …

When Laboratory and Workplace Design Converge

March 23rd, 2022


A workplace is wherever people are working. Therefore, a laboratory is as much of a workplace as any office, and keeping people as a focus when designing is just as important for employee success, retention, and …

Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 2

February 25th, 2022


In higher education, communicating your brand often happens through more than one channel. From online, virtual experiences to in-person, human …

Aligning Brand Identity with the Campus Experience: Part 1

February 11th, 2022


In higher education, communicating your brand often happens through more than one channel. From online, virtual experiences to in-person, human …

Designing Space for Esports—A Growing Campus Phenomenon: Part 2

January 28th, 2022


As gamification and VR have edged into apps, shopping, and even work, one gaming phenomenon is taking college—and the world—by storm. Esports has …

Designing Space for Esports—A Growing Campus Phenomenon: Part 1

January 14th, 2022


As gamification and VR have edged into apps, shopping, and even work, one gaming phenomenon is taking college—and the world—by storm. Esports has …

2021 in the Rearview: The Retail Market

December 10th, 2021


Of all the industries where BHDP practices architecture and design, the Retail industry may have been hit the hardest in 2020. BHDP Retail Market Leader Andrew McQuilkin joins Host Brian Trainer to discuss how this …

2021 in the Rearview: The Industrial Market

December 9th, 2021


Manufacturing facilities were no stranger to the supply-chain issues and the “great resignation” resulting from the pandemic—but many organizations …

2021 in the Rearview: The Higher Education Market

December 8th, 2021


College and universities across the U.S. adapted quickly in 2021 to adjust their priorities in response to the pandemic. BHDP’s Higher Education …

2021 in the Rearview: The Workplace Market

December 7th, 2021


At the beginning of 2021, uncertainty led to many projections and theories about the future of work. As we close out the year, BHDP’s Workplace Market Leader Drew Suszko joins Host Brian Trainer, a Senior Strategist at …

The Intersection of Real Estate Strategy and Workplace Strategy

November 30th, 2021


Together, corporate real estate strategy and design strategy can redefine the workplace. Organizations like Fifth Third Bank and Nationwide Insurance utilize the convergence of these two strategies to make the right …

The Future is Fluid

October 27th, 2021


As trends in technology continue to erode the traditional boundaries of the workplace, one thing has become clear: the future is fluid.  Smart …

Preparing Future Nurses through Innovative Design

October 15th, 2021


After the COVID-19 pandemic thrust the nursing profession into the spotlight, facilities and schools have experienced increasing difficulty in …

Aligning Organizational Culture with Architecture

September 29th, 2021


People build environments for many reasons, but perhaps the most important one is an expression of a shared culture. For Total Quality Logistics …

A Human-Centered Approach to Sustainable Design

August 25th, 2021


Conversations around the intersection of traditional sustainability goals, like energy and water conservation, and the more holistic goals of health …

Student-Focused Library Design

July 20th, 2021


Students' expectations for their university libraries sometimes misalign with their actual behaviors in the library. Working together, university librarians and library designers can strike the right balance to create a …

The Retail Rumba: One Step Back, Two Steps Forward

June 24th, 2021


This episode, we are joined by Andrew McQuilkin, BHDP Retail Market Leader, and Declan McCormack, BHDP Retail Client Leader. Like a dance, retail design is a creative art form—and like the rumba, the industry sometimes …

VEGA Americas: Manufacturing a Headquarters for the Future

June 9th, 2021


In this episode, we are joined by John Kronenberger, Co-CEO of VEGA Americas, and Michael Verdier, Industrial Market Leader and partner at BHDP. John and Michael share how the precision and structure of BHDP’s Design …

The Influence of Corporate Real Estate on Company, Culture, and Community

May 6th, 2021


The pandemic has thrust the influence corporate real estate has on the workplace and the employee experience into the spotlight. Companies are now making real estate decisions through a completely new lens. Kieran …

Strategic Roadmaps: Defining Your Organization's Success

April 14th, 2021


Great projects often define what success looks like before designing even begins. So is the case for the Altria Headquarters. Julia Bradley, Senior …

Emotional Experience Design

March 18th, 2021


In this fascinating discussion of senses, memories, and emotions, Andy House, Workplace Client Leader at BHDP, connects emotional experience design …

Ohio Northern University: Engineering a Vision for Design

March 4th, 2021


For Ohio Northern University, realizing the vision for the T.J. Smull College of Engineering building was an eye-opening process—and one that yielded …

Building a Space for Dreamers

February 18th, 2021


DreamBank, a space by American Family Insurance, provides inspirational, rotating exhibits and experiences that enable the community to pursue their dreams. Our guests—Natalie Healy, DreamBank Manager; Amy Malmstrom, …

Hybrid Learning with Galen College of Nursing

February 4th, 2021


While some colleges have struggled to adapt to online learning, Galen College of Nursing has maintained high student success and satisfaction rates …

Bridging Our Eight Basic Needs with the Workplace

January 20th, 2021


How can our eight basic, or biological needs, inform workplace decisions? This week, Dustin Jackson, Ph.D., an organizational psychologist, joins …

Looking Back and Looking Beyond

January 6th, 2021


As we enter 2021, a look at the previous year offers a wealth of perspective for what's to come in architecture and design. To examine the implications and learnings of 2020, we welcome to the podcast BHDP's market …

Connecting to Community with Fifth Third Bank

November 19th, 2020


Valerie Garrett, Director of Workplace Design at Fifth Third Bank, and Chris Collett, Senior Architect for Workplace at BHDP, join Trends + Tensions …

The Resilient Workplace: The Long View

November 4th, 2020


After more than 50 Corporate Real Estate Executives gathered virtually for a BHDP roundtable, a universal truth emerged from the discussion. The way we work is changing—now it's up to us to embrace this design …

Building Excitement Through Purposeful Design

October 14th, 2020


Of the three elements of Purposeful Design, we have discussed the empathetic side—now we're delving into the exciting element. Stacy Siegel, Vice …

From Clicks to Bricks

September 2nd, 2020


When digitally native, direct-to-consumer brands make the transition to brick-and-mortar stores, it's known in the retail industry as the "Clicks to Bricks" (C2B) movement. But how do retailers know if it's right for …

Designing with Empathy

August 27th, 2020


When designing for people, designing with empathy is an integral component of the design process. Asking questions and listening before identifying the needs of the client is at the heart of this approach. In this …

Purposeful Design

August 7th, 2020


BHDP Design Leaders Samantha Delabar and Tom Arends join the podcast to discuss Purposeful Design, a new methodology at BHDP. This new concept of …

Potential Futures for the Workplace

July 24th, 2020


With the global coronavirus pandemic extending indefinitely, it is unlikely that we will ever return to the workplace as we once knew it. Informed by hundreds of conversations with clients across a host of industries, …

Starting with Sustainability

July 10th, 2020


The One Toyota North America project is one of Toyota’s most sustainable projects in their portfolio. This episode, we’ve assembled some of the key …

Return to Workplace in the Midst of a Crisis

June 23rd, 2020


Carrie Beidleman, a Senior Interior Designer for BHDP, has curated research surrounding COVID-19 and crisis management over the last few months. In this episode, Host Brian Trainer and Carrie get to the heart of those …

The Workplace Paradigm Shift

June 12th, 2020


We learned and adapted to new ways of working overnight. Now workplaces are reopening and looking for long-term solutions. As organizations …

The Resilient Workplace: In Action

May 29th, 2020


After BHDP virtually assembled 60+ corporate real estate professionals to discuss the future of the post-COVID-19 workplace, we're following up to …

The Resilient Workplace

May 27th, 2020


After more than 60 corporate real estate professionals convened virtually to discuss the future of work post-COVID-19, BHDP has brought their insights and key findings to share in this latest episode. Host Brian Trainer …

The Student Experience—Moving Forward

May 8th, 2020


As higher education leaders discover what their "new normal" will be, BHDP Client Leaders spoke with the ultimate end user—the students—to learn what …

Real-Time Innovation: Ideating the Future

April 15th, 2020


Partnering with the University of Cincinnati, BHDP developed a course focusing on the future of work. Over several years, the course has evolved in …

The Role of Physical Space in Corporate Learning and Development

April 1st, 2020


When it comes to learning and professional development, space matters. Whether that is in the corporate office or home office, creating a physical space that supports and nurtures growth is essential for employee …

Remote Work | A Paradigm Shift

March 20th, 2020


Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the world has found itself in a forced social experiment—namely, working from home. In this special edition of Trends + Tensions, BHDP's Dominic Iacobucci, Drew Suszko, and Brian …

From 40k SF to 10k SF: The Evolution of Groceries

March 18th, 2020


With limitless meal options from the likes of Amazon, HelloFresh, delivery, and more, grocery stores are finding new ways to attract shoppers and build loyalty. Arthur Ackles, VP of Merchandising and Buying for Roche …

The Leadership Exchange

March 4th, 2020


What happens when we cross industry lines to have tough conversations and no longer hide behind the status quo? Lynn Metz of Haworth started an exchange program that does just that for the architecture, interior design, …

The Future of Academic Libraries

February 19th, 2020


Libraries serve communities in immeasurable ways. Designing a space that meets a myriad of needs and functions is no easy feat. Hear veteran librarians Rebecca Lubas, Dean of Central Washington University Libraries, and …

Change Your Space, Change Your Culture

February 5th, 2020


Consider your company’s culture. What made you successful today? What can you use to be successful in the future? And how does your office space …

Strategy Starts Before Site Selection Pt. 2

January 23rd, 2020


According to Tom Belanich of Messer Construction Co., “The game is lost and won in site selection.” BHDP Architecture’s Michael Verdier recently chatted with Belanich about the importance of bringing experts to the …

Strategy Starts Before Site Selection Pt. 1

January 21st, 2020


According to Tom Belanich of Messer Construction Co., “The game is lost and won in site selection.” BHDP Architecture’s Michael Verdier recently chatted with Belanich about the importance of bringing experts to the …

Design 2020

January 8th, 2020


Tom Arends, Samantha Delabar, and Andrew McQuilkin of BHDP join host Brian Trainer to discuss design trends predicted for 2020. From data to storytelling to human experience, our designers and architects tackle the …

Transforming the Employee Experience: Aligning People, Place, and Technology

October 16th, 2019


Jenna Geigerman and Amy Haworth of Citrix join Chris Lapata and Brian Trainer of BHDP to discuss how they prepared and led the HR and Real Estate teams through the process of a major office renovation and why it was …

Humanizing the Workplace: Part 2

September 10th, 2019


Continuing our discussion with Thomas and Valerie from Fifth Third Bank, we turn the conversation to human needs and psychology. By designing to …

Humanizing the Workplace: Part 1

September 9th, 2019


When you can work from anywhere, what added benefits can an office provide that you can’t have elsewhere? The main differentiator: human connection. That “serendipitous encounter” adds something of value that goes far …

Design Thinking: Part 2

August 13th, 2019


Holly O'Driscoll and Drew Suszko continue their conversation on Design Thinking, an approach to design that places emphasis on humans and their …

Design Thinking: Part 1

August 12th, 2019


Holly O'Driscoll of Ampersand Innovation (former Global Design Thinking Leader at P&G) joins Drew Suszko of BHDP to discuss Design Thinking—what …

Universal Design: Part 2

July 9th, 2019


We focus on how Universal Design can benefit all users of a space, not just those the accommodations are made with initial thought towards. Since what needs to be accounted for in Universal Design is not always visible …

Universal Design: Part 1

July 8th, 2019


Eric Puryear and Dominic Iacobucci of BHDP Architecture discuss and define Universal Design. While the ADA requires minimum requirements to be met to accommodate people of various disabilities, Eric and Dominic posit …

The Great Open Office Debate: Part 2

June 11th, 2019


In Part 2 of The Great Open Office Debate, we discuss what we think Good design is, and why there is no "One size fits all" approach. Instead, each …

The Great Open Office Debate: Part 1

June 10th, 2019


In this episode, we take on the hottest topic in workplace design: the open office. Our own Dominic Iacobucci, Drew Suszco, and host Brian Trainer throw their hat into the ring, looking back at the history of office …

Future of Retail: Part 2

May 14th, 2019


With shoppers, especially millennials, desiring individuality and personal choice in retail, a trend of mass customization can be seen. Andrew and Declan explain how BHDP develops an understanding of the shopper and …

Future of Retail: Part 1

May 13th, 2019


Andrew McQuilkin, Retail Market Leader and Declan McCormack Retail Client Leader at BHDP Architecture sit down to discuss the evolution of retail. …

Messer Construction Headquarters: Part 2

April 9th, 2019


Tim Steigerwald, President of Messer Construction, and BHDP's Barry Bayer and Tom Arends continue their conversation about the design of Messer's …

Messer Construction Headquarters: Part 1

April 8th, 2019


In September of 2017, construction of the new Messer Construction Headquarters was completed, updating the previous outdated repurposed data center …

Next Gen On Work: Part 2

March 19th, 2019


Valerie, Ervin, Dominic, and Brian continue their discussion on how employee experience drives the future of work. In the design of Fifth Third, having places where people can connect in work and as a community is …

Next Gen On Work: Part 1

March 18th, 2019


Valerie Garret with Fifth Third Bank, Ervin Pervis from JLL and P&G, and Brian Trainer and Dominic Iacobucci from BHDP discuss a studio with UC students on the future of work and what it means. Reflecting upon how …

Healthy Workplace Nudge: Part 2

March 11th, 2019


Patrick Donnelly and Rex Miller continue their discussion on workplace wellness, explaining the Domino Nudge Theory behind the Healthy Workplace Nudge and how small changes like utilizing choice architecture or reducing …

Healthy Workplace Nudge: Part 1

March 10th, 2019


Rex Miller, principal of Mindshift, author of “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture” and “The Healthy Workplace Nudge” joins us to discuss how we …

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