Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Space to Thrive Podcast

Space to Thrive Podcast Episode 02: Who Wants to Be a Mechanical Engineer?

How does design shape our everyday experiences? Space to Thrive – a new podcast brought to you by Ghafari – seeks to answer this question. Join our hosts Andrew Cottrell, Joe Gonzalez, and Michael Lubbers as they chat with fellow designers and architects, as well as engineers, market leaders, and owners about the transformative power of design and how it influences the ways we live, work, and play.

In Episode 02, "Who Wants to Be a Mechanical Engineer?", Joe, Andrew, and Michael are joined by special guest Shannon Reichow (Ghafari’s Assistant Manager of Mechanical Engineering) to talk about transformational design and how the unseen elements (think air ventilation systems) can reinforce the feelings of comfort and security we experience in a space. Plus, learn about the R-value and why you should own a log home.

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Featured Project

Learn more about the Woodward Headquarters + Manufacturing Campus project discussed in this episode here.

Connect with our hosts + guest

Andrew Cottrell, AIA, LEED AP | Director of Design | Dearborn, Michigan |

Joe Gonzalez, FAIA | Global Director of Design | Chicago, Illinois |

Michael Lubbers, AIA | Director of Design | Grand Rapids, Michigan |

Shannon Reichow, LEED AP | Assistant Manager of Mechanical Engineering | Dearborn, Michigan |