On this episode of The Construction Record Podcast, digital media editor Warren Frey has interviews from sessions he attended at the American Institute of Architects A’23 annual conference in San Francisco, as well as the latest headlines on the Daily Commercial News and the Journal of Commerce.
In the first interview, Warren speaks with architect and Lemay senior partner and design principal Jean-Francois Gagnon about the Odea, a large mixed-use project in the heart of downtown Montreal that is meant to both reflect Cree culture and contribute to the process of Indigenous reconciliation. Gagnon worked with renowned Metis architect Douglas Cardinal on the building, with a focus on a inverted canoe shape at the front.
Warren also spoke to AKF Group partner Jeffrey Rios and FXCollaborative partner Michael Syracuse about their work on Rubin Hall, a century-old New York University residence that was converted from a boiler-based heating system to an all-electric system that converted and modified aspects of the building while ensuring the structure’s heritage features remained intact.
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 SNC-Lavalin lead BIM manager Jean-Pierre Rivard and local and provincial public sector director Mathieu Latouche talking about using digital twins to build health infrastructure is here. Thanks for listening.