On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey is in San Francisco with AEC Cares at the Lark-Inn blitz build for Larkin Street Youth Services.
Warren spoke with AEC Cares president and ConstructConnect chief product officer Jennifer Johnson about the challenge of renovating an expansive building in the space of a day, from painting murals to upgrading living and social spaces for 18 to 24-year-old young adults transitioning from homelessness, as well as Larkin Street Youth Services executive director Sherilyn Adams on managing the logistics of helping youth while facilitating over 100 volunteers working on site.
Warren also spoke with Nicki Dennis Stephens, the American Institute of Architects California chapter’s executive vice-president and design team lead Abby Jones about the extensive preparation required to design for a unique space that will undergo a one-day transformation, as well as Cara Warren from general contractor Whiting-Turner about the practical realities of building in the space with many volunteers with little or no construction experience.
You can listen to The Construction Record on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast section. Our previous episode featuring interviews from the Canada Green Building Council’s Building Lasting Change conference in Vancouver is here. You can learn more about AEC Cares at aeccares.com and our story about the blitz build is here. Thanks for listening.