A podcast hosted by Terry Phelan, an architect and sustainability specialist with 30+ years of hands-on experience.
Presenting today’s innovative people, processes, and materials that help us create healthy, energy efficient, and joyful places to live, the Living Shelter podcast dives deep with other green building groundbreakers in conversations to inspire the next generation of passionate architects and designers leading us into the future.
Evolution of the Built Environment
How Buildings Must Change with the Climate with Alistair Jackson of O’Brien360
Guest Alistair Jackson discusses the history and current state of sustainable design, and where it’s heading.
July 26, 2023
Using Permaculture for Climate Resilient Spaces with Jessi Bloom, co-author of Practical Permaculture
Guest Jessi Bloom discusses all-things permaculture, from its theories and ethics to its application in urban environments.
July 12, 2023
How Hemp Can Make Our Homes and Planet Healthier with Jonnie Pedersen of Hempitecture
Guest Jonnie Pedersen discusses the effort to establish hemp as an standard material in the building, construction, and agricultural industries.
June 21, 2023
Better Building Codes
A Regulatory Approach to Systemic Sustainability with David Eisenberg, co-author of The Straw Bale House
Guest David Eisenberg discusses his work to incorporate sustainable materials such as straw bale, cob, clay, and rammed earth into building code policies.
June 7, 2023
Natural Carbon Capture
The Role of Wood in a Sustainable Future with Rachael Jamison of the American Wood Council
Guest Rachael Jamison discusses carbon sequestration, diversity in the timber industry, and how building with wood is a “win-win” sustainable solution.
May 24, 2023
Cultural Climate Action
Water Conservation as Social Justice with Ellen Southard & Marin Bjork of Site Story
Guests Ellen Southard and Marin Bjork discuss the importance of water infrastructure in communities, and how Site Story is working to make these systems more sustainable and accessible.
May 10, 2023
Deconstruction over Demolition
Reclaiming Old Buildings For Construction’s Circular Economy with Dave Bennink of RE-USE Consulting
Guest Dave Bennink discusses the issue of waste in the construction industry, particularly, the process of demolition, advocating instead for deconstruction.
April 26, 2023
From Vision to Viable Policy
Making Sustainability Personal with Lucia Athens, author of The Sustainability Revolutionists
Guest Lucia Athens discusses climate-positive policy on a local, state, and national scale, as well as the release of her latest book, The Sustainability Revolutionists.
April 26, 2023
What else happens at Board & Vellum?
We have integrated design teams specializing in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture, with experience designing and building residential, commercial, and multifamily projects.
Who are we, anyway? For starters, we are a close-knit team of creative professionals, collaborating on architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture. We love what we do, and we have fun doing it. As your advocates, our goal is to help you realize a project that you love.
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