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R+B Launches Virtual “R+B Chats” Series With Thought Leaders and Peers Around the Country About Subjects Vital to Our World Today

Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design is excited to announce the launch of “R+B Chats,” an inspirational new series of virtual discussions hosted by Rowland+Broughton Principal Sarah Broughton. Local and national thought leaders and peers related to the design profession share thoughts and insight about subjects vital to our world today.


About the “R+B Chats” concept, Broughton shares, “From increasing food resiliency in the Roaring Fork Valley to the importance of art as a mode of self-expression, engaging with these smart, interesting and insightful individuals has been incredibly rewarding. Learning about important projects, some with R+B, that each is undertaking and discovering how they have adapted to, or better yet, are creatively pivoting to make the most of the current situation is so inspiring. I look forward to many more “Chats” with amazing thought leaders and peers on topics related to the design profession.”


To listen in on “R+B Chats” to date, please click on the links below. And be sure to stay tuned in for more to come on a regular basis.


“R+B Chat” with Peter Waanders, President and CEO of Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Aspen, Colorado, on how partnering with 25R+B for the design of their new Fabrication Lab has assisted in embracing new technology and allowing for remote digital experiences for students. Link


“R+B Chat” with Chad Oppenheim, Principal/Lead Designer of Oppenheim Architecture, in Miami, Florida, celebrating the beauty of nature in architecture around the world, co-existing with interiors and the inspiration behind his new book, “Lair, Radical Homes and Hideouts of Movie Villains.” Link


“R+B Chat” with Joe McGuire, Owner, Principal Designer of Joe McGuire Design in Boulder, Colorado, on building to last, mindfulness and diversifying to incorporate e-design as part of the studio’s practice. Link


“R+B Chat” with Cassie Branum, Associate Principal, Urban Design, Perkins & Will in Atlanta, Georgia, on how human scale is changing to embrace the concept of “six feet apart” in the development of essential open spaces in public urban environments. Link


“R+B Chat” with Aspen-based art curator Lissa Ballinger from the Paepcke Gallery at the Aspen Institute, on the influence of Herbert Bayer on the Aspen landscape, art as expression in challenging times and collaborating on the renovation of the historic Boettcher Building and the new Resnick Center for Herbert Bayer Studies. Link


“R+B Chat” with Eden Vardy, Executive Director of Farm Collaborative in Aspen, Colorado, on R+B’s role in designing the new carbon neutral Farm Collaborative Learning Center, elevating the impact of local farmers and providing nourishment for future generations. Link