Detailed: An original podcast by ARCAT

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Along the process of design and construction, incredible stories of conflict and triumph emerge in pursuit of the broad vision for a building. Detailed is a series that features architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers who share their insight and expertise as they highlight some of the most complex, interesting, and oddest building conditions that they have encountered, and the ingenuity it took to solve them. Join host, Cherise Lakeside, aka CSI Kraken, a Senior Specification Writer at RDH Building Science, as she uncovers lessons learned to help you navigate similar challenges that may arise in your next project.

High Performance Buildings | PAE Living Building
#16
06/24/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Jake LaManna, Quality Manager at Walsh Construction. Jake shares lessons learned from working on Passivehaus and Living Buildings projects, highlighting the PAE Living Building. The building, designed to meet the world’s most rigorous sustainability standards, has opened its doors in Portland, Oregon. The five-story, 58,000 SF mixed-use building, located in the city’s historic Old Town / Skidmore district, is the first developer-driven and largest commercial urban Living Building in the world. To see project photos and details discussed, visit arcat.com/podcast

Mark Brune, Principal at PAE and Project Manager on t...


Universal Design | The Center at Belvedere
#15
06/17/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by two Partners from Bushman Dreyfus Architects in Charlottesville, Virginia, Tim Tessier, Principal, and Jeff Dreyfus, Founding Principal of the firm. Tim and Jeff share their expertise and experience working on The Center at Belvedere, a 47,200 square foot senior community center in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Center at Belvedere is a new model for how to rethink what a “senior center” is supposed be. Modern design, daylight-filled spaces and spaces for outdoor programming create a place where people of all generations want to gather, see and be seen. To see project photos and details disc...


Corrugated Metal & GreenGirt CMH | UC Davis Teaching & Learning Complex
#14
06/10/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Rosa T. Sheng, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Vice-President at SmithGroup, serving multiple roles as Higher Education Studio Leader in Northern California and National Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion. She is also the founder of Equity by Design [EQxD] and the first Asian American Women to serve as AIA San Francisco President (2018) in the organization’s 136 year history. Recognized as a designer, architect, strategist and thought leader, she is known for delivering design solutions with transformational impact in the built environment. Rosa provides insight into the design and construction of the UC...


Structural Insulated Sheathing | Hilton Hotel
#13
06/03/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Aaron Kalfen, Project Architect, Senior Associate, and Office Design Leader at DLR Group - Chicago. Aaron has a constant curiosity about all encompassing lessons learned, including everything from project delivery and beyond. Aaron shares his expertise and lessons learned designing the new Hilton Hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. The soon to be under construction hotel is adjacent to the globally renowned Mayo Clinic campus and is intended to serve patients, visitors, and travelers alike. To see project photos and details discussed, visit arcat.com/podcast

This project provided unique challenges and...


Building Enclosure Assemblies
#12
05/20/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by David C. Young, P.E., Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science. Dave shares his expertise and rich experience in this conversation about building defects, building science, things you might not want to do, and other things you should know. To see more about the components discussed, visit arcat.com/podcast

This conversation covers some unique challenges and opportunities - roofing work done at night that led to a failure, recommendations for air barriers, enclosure considerations in relation to wind uplift pressure, seismic forces and thermal expansion...


Dome | Omnimax Theater
#11
05/13/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by James Scott Brew, FCSI, AIA, CCCS, CCCA, LEED AP, WELL AP, architect at Nikken Sekkei, the world's second largest architecture firm. James shares his experience working on an IMAX, 3D Dome theater in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior. To see project photos, visit arcat.com/podcast

The design featured a large 2-story curtainwall at the lobby entry--a grand ship-like building form, not unlike the bow of a great lakes ship.

This project provided unique challenges and opportunities - significant pressure to meet a strict deadline...


Project Specifications
#10
04/22/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Richard Heiserman, Senior Associate, Architect, AIA, FCSI, CCCA at Ankrom-Moisan Architects in Portland, Oregon, and Jeffrey Potter, Specification Solutions Product Manager at Deltek.

Rick is a licensed Architect with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. In addition to providing technical assistance and spec writing, Rick is also a mentor and technical resource to the teams and staff in his office.

Jeff has 6-1/2 years of experience in AEC and was previously the spec writer for a large west coast firm. Jeff is dedicated to continuing specification...


Project Specifications
#10
04/22/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Richard Heiserman, Senior Associate, Architect, AIA, FCSI, CCCA at Ankrom-Moisan Architects in Portland, Oregon, and Jeffrey Potter, Specification Solutions Product Manager at Deltek. Rick is a licensed Architect with over 40 years of experience in the construction industry. In addition to providing technical assistance and spec writing, Rick is also a mentor and technical resource to the teams and staff in his office. Jeff has just recently moved to Deltek. He has 6-1/2 years of experience in AEC and was previously the spec writer for a large west coast firm. Jeff is dedicated to...


Aluminum Façade, Electrochromic & Fritted Glass | Malachowsky Hall
#9
04/15/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Tom Breslin, Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Tom brings over 20 years of experience to the design team at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. He has contributed to many significant university, institutional and cultural projects ranging from campus master plans to delicate insertions into historic structures. In addition to a life-long interest in the environment and sustainable design, he has a particular focus on the user experience of place and the nature of materials.

Tom shares his experience working on Malachowsky Hall, a 265,000 square foot, 7 story multi-disciplinary academic building that that will connect...


Expansion Joint | The June Street Collection
#8
04/08/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Alan Scales, a principal at KTGY Group Inc. Alan brings over 14 years of experience in urban infill, residential design and construction, and has been responsible for over 20 Small Lot Subdivisions in the City of Los Angeles offering unique solutions to challenging sites. The Small Lot Ordinance allows opportunities to develop a more compact footprint for single-family homes and maximize the lot within existing multifamily zones, all with ownership and long-term commitments to the existing neighborhood in mind.

Alan shares his experience and the story behind The June Street Collection, a...


Stone Masonry | Belvedere Castle
#7
04/01/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Christine Williamson, founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction. She has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail, and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems.

Christine shares her insight into the restoration of Belvedere Castle in Central Park, highlighting her task to answer the question: Could water sufficiently be kept out of the building? Belvedere Castle is a folly, or ornamental building, in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. Constructed out...


Curtain Wall & Kynar | 250 Taylor
#6
03/25/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Ramin Rezvani, Senior associate at Ankrom Moisan Architects. Ramin shares his insight into the design and construction of 250 Taylor, a creative office in Portland, Oregon. As the 2019 winner of the CRE Transformer Award, the 230,650 sq. ft., 10-story, office building is considered one of the most transformative commercial real estate projects of the year by the Portland Business Journal. The straightforward design embodies the composition of Yamhill Historic District at a human scale—revitalizing the pedestrian experience at a key transitional block. To recall the material scale and texture of the district’s maso...


Casework & CLT | Edes Building
#5
03/18/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Mark Oberholzer and Sean Martino, associate principals at KTGY. Mark and Sean share their experience designing the Edes Building, an art gallery and mixed-use space in Morgan Hill, CA. Mass timber was chosen on this project for its natural finish and ability to provide larger spans than standard wood construction. Custom shelving and display units accommodate a myriad of art. Custom-made rotating walls pivot and adjust the flow of gallery visitors to accommodate various-sized art pieces and create a flexible yet unified space. The building also includes a wine bar and a...


Brick Over Block | Social Housing, Toronto Apartment Towers
#4
03/11/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Sarah Gray, P.Eng., Principal and Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science Inc. Sarah is a self-proclaimed building science nerd, having worked on the design of new buildings and repairs to existing buildings for over 20 years. She shares her experience retrofitting Social housing apartment towers in Toronto, Ontario. These apartment towers, built in the 1960s, are mid to high rise towers, made of a concrete block structure with brick cladding.

Retrofitting this typology presented unique challenges and opportunities - complexities in management have led to the buildings receiving no maintenance...


Post-Tensioned Concrete | Moscone Center
#3
03/04/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA, former CEO of HOK, Chairman of buildingSMART International, author of Designing a World-Class Architecture Firm: The People, Stories and Strategies Behind HOK, and co-host of BUILD SMART. Patrick shares his experience as the Project Manager at HOK overseeing the Moscone Center, a 300,000 sq. ft convention center, the largest convention and exhibition complex in San Francisco, California. John Igoe, at the time, Assistant to the San Francisco Chief Administrative Officer, provides additional project insight from the perspective of the governing body and client.

Opened in 1981, the Moscone Center h...


Brick, Glass & CLT | Harder Mechanical Headquarters
#2
02/25/2022

In this episode, Cherise is joined by Michael Great, Managing Design Principal and Director of Design Strategy at Ankrom Moisan Architects to highlight Harder Mechanical Headquarters, a 25,000 sq. ft., two-story, CLT office building located in Portland, Oregon. Michael Strachan, Marketing Manager at Harder Mechanical also contributes to provide client perspective and insight.

The project presented unique challenges and opportunities - the owner, a mechanical and plumbing subcontractor, self-performed their own scope, the process included an adapted integrated project delivery method, a desire to showcase Harder's own work and innovation led to exposed ceilings, structure and mechanical systems...


Lessons Learned
#1
02/18/2022

In this inaugural episode, Cherise colors outside of the lines, veering from the planned format, to set a baseline for the show. Martin Houston, AIA, LEED AP, a building enclosure specialist and former construction quality manager, joins the show to share his diverse experience in architecture, construction, and building science. In this wide ranging conversation Cherise and Marty share some of their primary concerns about AEC industry processes and highlight their top lessons that you should take away to help you better navigate your next project.

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Welcome to Detailed!
01/19/2022

Every building has a story. Along the process of design and construction, incredible stories of conflict and triumph emerge in pursuit of the broad vision for a building. Detailed is a series that features architects, engineers, builders, and manufacturers who share their insight and expertise as they highlight some of the most complex, interesting, and oddest building conditions that they have encountered, and the ingenuity it took to solve them. Join host, Cherise Lakeside, aka CSI Kraken, a Senior Specification Writer at RDH Building Science, as she uncovers lessons learned to help you navigate similar challenges that may arise...