…with Anastasia Barnes

The design and construction industry is not just about buildings. It’s about the people behind the buildings.


Anastasia Barnes, publisher of High-Profile, interviews the visionaries and innovators within the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry who are transforming the ways we work together and embrace new technologies.  Listen now!

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Season 2, Episode 3

A Commitment to Giving Back with Bolanle Williams-Olley

On season 2, episode 3 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Bolanle Williams-Olley. Bolanle is a partner and the chief financial officer at architectural firm Mancini Duffy, the founder of the SheBuilds Movement, and a mom of two. As a CFO, Bolanle is setting an example for women in the AEC industry. She talks about her passion for giving back and her advice for those wanting to make an impact, through their work or their philanthropic efforts.

Bolanle is passionate about service and is the founder of four impact organizations: SheBuildsWaves, SheBuildsLivesSheBuildsMoney, and REACH Nigeria.

Season 2, Episode 2

Building the Framework for Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces with Yiselle Santos Rivera

In the second episode of season two, Anastasia talks with Yiselle Santos Rivera, a senior medical planner and the director of equity, diversity, and inclusion at HKS Architects’ Washington D.C. office.

Yiselle is the co-founder of Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers and Architects (LA.IDEA), and the founder of Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design (WIELD).

She shares her thoughts on the importance of creating spaces for those in minority communities to have their voices heard, and providing development opportunities that can create truly equitable workplaces.

Season 2, Episode 1

Elevating Women in Architecture with Julia Gamolina of Madame Architect

In the first episode of the second season of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Julia Gamolina, founder and editorial director of Madame Architect, a platform highlighting women that advance the practice of architecture from all backgrounds, levels, and corners of the field. She is also the director of strategy for Trahan Architects in New York City.

To date, Julia has published over 100 interviews with women in the industry, aimed at encouraging young women to enter the field of architecture by showing the many choices they have in crafting a dynamic, meaningful, and interesting career.

Season 1, Episode 26

Living With Heat: Exploring Solutions for Extreme Heat in Boston and Beyond

On episode 26 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Tyler Shannon, architect and data scientist, and Kate Bubriski, director of sustainability and building performance at Arrowstreet.

Shannon and Bubriski joined Anastasia to talk about the Living with Heat report that was published in November of 2019. The project was led by the ULI Boston/New England Climate Resilience Committee, whose mission is to provide the Metro Boston region with design and policy solutions to tackle the risks and vulnerabilities of rising extreme heat predicted by 2070.

Season 1, Episode 25

Getting Back to Work: Decoding the Guidelines for Workplace Compliance with Dan Titus

On episode 25 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia welcomes Dan Titus, CEO of HRP Associates, an environmental consulting firm headquartered in Farmington, Conn. As more AEC professionals begin returning to their places of work during the pandemic, Titus helps break down the requirements and recommendations for safe workplaces, and offers guidance on effective protocols for staying in compliance and operating safely in the long term.

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