Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Space to Thrive Podcast

Space to Thrive Podcast Episode 01: Experiencing Community

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 our first episode, “Experiencing Community”, Andrew, Joe, and Michael discuss the “space to thrive” mantra and the inherent challenges of designing spaces where individuals and communities can thrive. Plus, we learn what “doing straw” is.

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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 |