Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Latest Episodes

A Framework for Equity and Buildings with Kathryn Wright
September 16, 2021

As building professionals and policymakers, it is our responsibility to integrate equity into our work. But how do we ensure equity is being addressed in...

(ENCORE) Why is Kitchen Ventilation So Important? With Dr. Iain Walker from LBNL
August 03, 2021

We first released this episode in April 2019. Since then, our topic of discussion with Iain has only become more relevant. We recently caught up...

The Devil's in the Details: Common Accessibility Oversights with Peter Stratton
July 06, 2021

With all of the moving parts during the design and construction of a building project, one wrong move can compromise accessibility compliance. Unintentional oversights are...

Healthy Buildings, Healthy Humans with Sarah Nugent
June 10, 2021

We think a lot about high-performance buildings – but what about the high-performance humans in those buildings? As the future of office-dwelling is on everyone’s...

Incorporating Home and Community in Senior Housing with Valerie Mutterperl
May 04, 2021

What role do designers, providers, and policymakers play in making senior living communities more vibrant and supportive for older adult residents? How do these spaces...

Building Comradery with Steven Winter
April 20, 2021

Comradery [käm-ˌra-d(ə-)rē] noun 1 A feeling of friendliness, goodwill, and familiarity among the people in a group. At SWA, comradery is etched into our company...

Electrification Nation with Laura Tajima
March 02, 2021

Cities across North America are paving the way for wide-spread building electrification. Although there are many benefits associated with going all-electric, there are also many...

It's Time to 86 Fossil Fuels in Commercial Kitchens with Chris Galarza
February 05, 2021

Imagine this: you’re a chef or cook in a high-stress commercial kitchen setting. You’re making split second decisions with little breathing room, and each quick...

Farm-to-Shelter Building with Andrew Linn
January 05, 2021

We’ve all heard of “farm-to-table” in the context of our food, but what about “farm-to-shelter” in the context of our homes? As we try to...

Designing for Inclusion with Victoria Lanteigne
December 02, 2020

Disability inclusion in the built environment is extremely important. But, it shouldn't end there. How do we ensure that we are being truly inclusive of all types of people, taking into account a wide