Speaking of Design

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There’s a story behind every structure in our world. Speaking of Design brings to life the engineering, architecture and science that create the world around us. The show centers on innovative infrastructure that makes cities more efficient, breathtaking architecture that changes the way we feel about our communities, and restoration of our natural resources to preserve them for future generations. Some of the most distinguished professionals in the industry join Danny Sullivan and John Tourek of HDR to bring you stories and sounds from the world of engineering, architecture and beyond.

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Description
There’s a story behind every structure in our world. Speaking of Design brings to life the engineering, architecture and science that create the world around us. The show centers on innovative infrastructure that makes cities more efficient, breathtaking architecture that changes the way we feel about our communities, and restoration of our natural resources to preserve them for future generations. Some of the most distinguished professionals in the industry join Danny Sullivan and John Tourek of HDR to bring you stories and sounds from the world of engineering, architecture and beyond.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-10-05 03:44
last episode published
2019-09-30 14:46
publication frequency
22.45 days
Contributors
HDR author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
52
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Categories
Science & Medicine Natural Sciences Design Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
30.09.2019

Preview: Denver’s New Mobility Choice Blueprint

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll learn how public transportation agencies are partnering with private sector technology companies to create a new blueprint for mobility in Denver, Colorado.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
13.08.2019

Prototyping a Therapeutic Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

What makes the ideal inpatient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses? In this Speaking of Design podcast episode, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers, and healthcare experts working collaboratively to answer this qu...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
13.08.2019

Prototyping a Therapeutic Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

What makes the ideal inpatient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses? In this Speaking of Design podcast episode, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers, and healthcare experts working collaboratively to answer this qu...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
12.07.2019

Preview: Designing the Ideal Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers and healthcare experts. Their shared mission was to design and study the ideal patient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
12.07.2019

Preview: Designing the Ideal Environment for Behavioral Health Treatment

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet a team of architects, researchers and healthcare experts. Their shared mission was to design and study the ideal patient room for people being treated for behavioral and mental illnesses.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
31.05.2019

The Value of Designing Sustainable Infrastructure

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Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
31.05.2019

The Value of Designing Sustainable Infrastructure

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Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
30.04.2019

Preview: Making Sustainability an Inherent Part of Design

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30.04.2019

Preview: Making Sustainability an Inherent Part of Design

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Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
29.03.2019

Envision Experts Offer 11 Tips for Improving Your Verification Process

When the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure formed in 2012, the infrastructure industry suddenly had a universal report card for sustainability known as Envision®. On this episode, you'll meet some of the industry's early adopters and experts on t...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
29.03.2019

Envision Experts Offer 11 Tips for Improving Your Verification Process

When the Institute of Sustainable Infrastructure formed in 2012, the infrastructure industry suddenly had a universal report card for sustainability known as Envision®. On this episode, you'll meet some of the industry's early adopters and experts on t...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
22.02.2019

Preview: How Do You Measure the Sustainability of Infrastructure?

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll introduce you to some of the industry experts on Envision – the rating system for designing sustainable infrastructure.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
22.02.2019

Preview: How Do You Measure the Sustainability of Infrastructure?

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll introduce you to some of the industry experts on Envision – the rating system for designing sustainable infrastructure.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
30.01.2019

The State of Inmate Healthcare — Complexities in Design

Providing healthcare for inmates poses a complex challenge with agendas often viewed as contradictory. How do you design a space for healing and treatment in a facility intended for punishment? Is there an optimal location for providing such care? Is i...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
30.01.2019

The State of Inmate Healthcare — Complexities in Design

Providing healthcare for inmates poses a complex challenge with agendas often viewed as contradictory. How do you design a space for healing and treatment in a facility intended for punishment? Is there an optimal location for providing such care? Is i...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
10.01.2019

Preview: The State of Inmate Healthcare — Complexities in Design

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet an architect who spent a year researching how we provide healthcare inside a prison environment. While much of the data paints a bleak picture, we’ll look at the role design is playing to improve ou...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
10.01.2019

Preview: The State of Inmate Healthcare — Complexities in Design

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet an architect who spent a year researching how we provide healthcare inside a prison environment. While much of the data paints a bleak picture, we’ll look at the role design is playing to improve ou...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
19.12.2018

Bonus Episode: More with Jon Holler

Jon Holler, a senior facility design manager with HDR | MDG, calls his job fun. That mindset makes Jon an ideal person to lead a public meeting or design charrette, where stakeholders bring big ideas, diverse opinions and tough questions to map out a c...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
19.12.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Jon Holler

Jon Holler, a senior facility design manager with HDR | MDG, calls his job fun. That mindset makes Jon an ideal person to lead a public meeting or design charrette, where stakeholders bring big ideas, diverse opinions and tough questions to map out a c...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
28.11.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis describes himself as a "facility design zealot," and his passion shows when he talks about any of the more than 200 projects he’s contributed to at HDR | MDG. As the technical team leader for industrial workflow and equipment on the LA M...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
28.11.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis describes himself as a "facility design zealot," and his passion shows when he talks about any of the more than 200 projects he’s contributed to at HDR | MDG. As the technical team leader for industrial workflow and equipment on the LA M...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
17.10.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Darren Pynn

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Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
17.10.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Darren Pynn

Darren Pynn finds a common thread between his career and his greatest passion outside the office. The problem-solving process his team uses to design vehicle operations and maintenance facilities — like the L.A. Metro Division 14 Rail Operations an...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
14.09.2018

A Custom Fit for LA’s Subway to the Sea

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14.09.2018

A Custom Fit for LA’s Subway to the Sea

The Expo Line connects downtown Los Angeles to the beaches of Santa Monica. But the much-anticipated light rail expansion brought a need for a facility to clean, maintain and repair the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 45 light-r...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
15.08.2018

Episode 7 Preview

New rail transit services come with a need for building new infrastructure. However, residents of Santa Monica weren’t too sure about building a rail maintenance facility right in the heart of the Pico neighborhood — inspiring designers to create much ...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
15.08.2018

Episode 7 Preview

New rail transit services come with a need for building new infrastructure. However, residents of Santa Monica weren’t too sure about building a rail maintenance facility right in the heart of the Pico neighborhood — inspiring designers to create much ...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
3.07.2018

Bonus Episode - More with Nathan Kutil

Featured on Episode 6 of Speaking of Design, the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant is the first gravity-powered facility in the United States to use a ceramic membrane filtration system. Nathan Kutil led the team of engineers behind the plant's many te...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
3.07.2018

Bonus Episode — More with Nathan Kutil

Featured on Episode 6 of Speaking of Design, the Basin Creek Water Treatment Plant is the first gravity-powered facility in the United States to use a ceramic membrane filtration system. Nathan Kutil led the team of engineers behind the plant's many te...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
4.06.2018

A New Source of Pride for the Richest Hill on Earth

Once known as the "richest hill on Earth" for its wealth of mineral deposits, Butte became the first major city in Montana — and among the largest cities between Chicago and San Francisco — thanks to the boom of copper mining. But early 20th-century mi...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
4.06.2018

A New Source of Pride for the Richest Hill on Earth

  Once known as the "richest hill on Earth" for its wealth of mineral deposits, Butte became the first major city in Montana thanks to the boom of copper mining. But early 20th century mining practices led to serious environmental consequences, includi...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
22.05.2018

Episode 6 Preview

We're back for Season 2, where we'll take you to what was once known as the Richest Hill on Earth, and learn how a one-of-a-kind water treatment plant that's helping a community change its perception.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
22.05.2018

Episode 6 Preview

We're back for Season 2, where we'll take you to what was once known as the Richest Hill on Earth, and learn how a one-of-a-kind water treatment plant that's helping a community change its perception.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
20.12.2017

Episode 6 Preview

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HDR author
28.09.2017

Episode 6 Preview

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll take you to Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, where environmental engineers are helping the town turn the page on a big part of its history.
HDR author
30.08.2017

Building a Little Bridge with Big Hearts

Civil engineers and construction managers often find themselves building massive bridges and interchanges capable of moving millions of vehicles efficiently through growing metropolises. But a small team from across the United States took a break from ...
HDR author
30.08.2017

Building a Little Bridge with Big Hearts

Civil engineers and construction managers often find themselves building massive bridges and interchanges capable of moving millions of vehicles efficiently through growing metropolises. But a small team from across the United States took a break from ...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
17.07.2017

Episode 5 Preview

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet a group of volunteers who traveled to Bajo Cobre, Panama, to build a pedestrian bridge that spanned a river, connecting the community to the school, hospital and markets that they depend on for thei...
HDR author
17.07.2017

Episode 5 Preview

On the next episode of Speaking of Design, we’ll meet a group of volunteers who traveled to Bajo Cobre, Panama, to build a pedestrian bridge that spanned a river, connecting the community to the school, hospital and markets that they depend on for thei...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
16.06.2017

Kansas City, Here We Come! Hop Aboard the KC Streetcar

The people of Kansas City love the new KC Streetcar, and you’ll find the vehicles packed on a beautiful summer day. But the idea of building a modern streetcar faced questions and doubts from business owners and residents in a city without rail transit...
HDR author
16.06.2017

Kansas City, Here We Come! Hop Aboard the KC Streetcar

The people of Kansas City love the new KC Streetcar, and you’ll find the vehicles packed on a beautiful summer day. But the idea of building a modern streetcar faced questions and doubts from business owners and residents in a city without rail transit...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
12.05.2017

Episode 4 Preview

In our next episode, we'll take a ride on Kansas City's popular downtown streetcar, and find out what it took to bring streetcars back to the city for the first time in more than 50 years.
HDR author
12.05.2017

Episode 4 Preview

On our next episode, we'll take a ride on Kansas City's popular downtown streetcar, and find out what it took to bring streetcars back to the city for the first time in more than 50 years.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
2.03.2017

Rebuilding A War-Torn Country with Hope

As U.S. forces drew down in Afghanistan, a new phase of counterinsurgency strategy took place. In support of the U.S. Department of Defense, an Air Force Civil Engineer Center program sought to strengthen Afghanistan’s national security by building new...
HDR author
2.03.2017

Rebuilding A War-Torn Country with Hope

As U.S. forces drew down in Afghanistan, a new phase of counterinsurgency strategy took place. In support of the U.S. Department of Defense, an Air Force Civil Engineer Center program sought to strengthen Afghanistan’s national security by building new...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
9.02.2017

Episode 3 Preview

In our next episode of Speaking of Design, you'll hear the story of how former American military service members working in the engineering industry are helping to reconstruct a nation whose people have suffered through decades of war.
HDR author
9.02.2017

Episode 3 Preview

On our next episode of Speaking of Design, you'll hear the story of how former American military service members working in the engineering industry are helping to reconstruct a nation whose people have suffered through decades of war.
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
29.11.2016

How a Storm Sewer Project Led to Designing an Urban Oasis​

Just north of the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta’s Old Fourth Wardneighborhood had fallen into a state of disrepair. Described by theAtlanta Journal-Constitution as"a barren expanse of cracked concrete, weeds and towering trees survivin...
HDR author
29.11.2016

How a Storm Sewer Project Led to Designing an Urban Oasis​

Just north of the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood had fallen into a state of disrepair. Described by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as "a barren expanse of cracked concrete, weeds and towering trees survi...
Danny Sullivan and John Tourek author
17.10.2016

Episode 2 Preview

Coming soon, an episode about one of Atlanta’s most popular wedding destinations, which started as a storm sewer project.
HDR author