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Episode 8 - #biophilia

The term "biophilia" means "love of life or living systems," and that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. James and Seamus sit with Jeanne & Stephen Luna to discuss how Luna Botanicals began, and how their plant designs and installations are making an impact in the New Orleans architectural scene. 

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Episode 7 - #hireuncommon

Building Houses. Framing Character. Thats the catch phrase of the New Orleans Non for Profit, Uncommon Construction founded by Aaron Frumin. James and Seamus get to the bottom of how Aaron began this non for profit and how its become so successful in empowering youth to lead the workforce after high school or college.

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Episode 6 - #urbanproperties

This episode we get to the point of what a developer actually means, how you can become one, and the real take of what developers are doing when it comes to our neighborhoods and buildings. 

We get the luxury of sitting with Mike Bucher, a local developer who works with Urban Properties here in the city to give us a behind the scenes understanding of what it all means.

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Episode 5 - #rivergate

This episode we talk about the short lived (1968-1995) and very controversial Rivergate Convention Center that was a major landmark in mid-century modern architecture however was plagued by its relationship to the site it was built on and the changing cities landscape around it.

For the first half of the podcast we sit down with the Tulane's Emeritus Professor of Architecture, John Klingman who brings us back to the buildings inception, worldly design and its eventual demise. For the last portion of the podcast we sit down with the Executive Director of AIA New Orleans, Joel Pominville who elaborates on an a Virtual Reality exhibit put on by the Preservation Rescource Center (PRC) and the New Orleans Architecture Foundation (NOAF), where listeners can attend to re-experience the iconic building through VR.

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Episode 4.5 - #swarmwithuli

This episode James and Seamus go live at the Port Orleans Brewing Company in New Orleans where they podcast the Urban Land Institute's Membership Drive. 

This is the kickoff of our new relationship with ULI where we will periodically cover their buildings tours throughout the city. Tune in to hear a bit about ULI, Port of Orleans Brew Master, and the Architect for the Brewery. 

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Episode 4 - #whatsyourfantasy

This episode we sit down with the elusive creator(s) behind the cult following instagram account @towerfantasy based out of New Orleans. Do yourself a favor, and follow them prior to tuning in so you can stay up on what makes them so unique and why they're so wildly popular.

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Episode 3 - #bewashington

This episode, we travel and sit down with the President and Co-Founder of Solomon Group, Gary Solomon Jr.

He and his team are behind the award-winning entertainment design and production firm based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tune in to learn how their making an impact on New Orleans architecture and entertainment, or better known as "architainment." 

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Episode 2.5 - #changesintheskyline

This Episode James and Seamus talk about 3 ongoing projects in New Orleans that are actively changing the skyline. 

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Episode 2 - #nolettuce

Meet Adam Biderman - Chef, and Owner of the nationally acclaimed Company Burger Restaurant(s) located in New Orleans, LA

Tune in to understand how Adam and Company Burger has risen to success, what makes his burgers (and milk shakes) so unique, and how Architecture makes a difference when selling his food and brand. 

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Episode 1 - #keepthestacks

Our first guest highlights licensed Architect, turned Development Architect, Mary Grace Verges.

We will learn about Mary Grace's transition from working as a licensed Architect at New Orleans based Architecture Firm, Eskew Dumez Ripple, to her new role in the Development world working for MCC Real Estate (owned by Joe Jaeger).

Tune in to learn more about the JUNG Hotel, The New Orleans Entergy Power Plant, along with other exciting upcoming projects MCC Real Estate owns and operates.

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