To understand the possibility of a project, identified and clearly defined aspirations must be established in the beginning as an objective filter of fundamental agreements that will shape future design decisions. This episode features guests Samantha Whitney Schwarze, Associate Principal and Urban Design Lead along with James Andrews, Principal Architect at Overland, who dive into the first component of The Human Handprint methodology, Aspiration. What does it entail? How is it articulated? What is it’s significance within and beyond the scope of architecture?

About Building Impact

Building Impact is a bi-weekly podcast hosted out of the offices of Overland Partners, an architecture and design firm located in San Antonio, Texas. Our podcast brings together diverse talents to discuss modeling how we should live and influencing the world. Led by hosts Angelica Mata and Sydney Aschbacher, these conversations capture the stories cultivated from the firm’s unique approach to designing, building relationships, and fostering a community of people who aim to make a difference in the world.

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Our theme music for this podcast is titled Puzzle Pieces by Lee Rosevere.

Stay tuned for the release of Episode 4 on Monday, June 11th!

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  • Tim

    Great job
    Love this