MEET ME IN MY OFFICE
Welcome to “MEET ME IN MY OFFICE,” a burkeMICHAEL+ podcast exploring workspaces and the people who use them.
We interview professionals in the Pittsburgh area, to learn about their jobs, their hobbies, their hopes, their dreams, and… their offices.
Do you have an interesting gig, unusual workspace, unbelievable origin story, incredible talent, or just want to be internet famous? Shoot an email to email@example.com to be featured on the ‘pod.
YA GOTTA EAT | This episode features Constance Zotis, owner of favorite burkeMICHAEL+ restaurant and watering hole (and now client!), The Modern. She tells us exactly what it was like in the early, mid and later days of the pandemic (spoiler alert: it was not fun), what the last two years have taught her, and how her clientele reacted to a space refresh (they were WAY into it).
ARCHITECTURAL INSPO | This episode features Jody Horn, Associate Principal at R3A Architecture. We find out how she came to architecture (or how architecture came to her), supporting creative teams, putting diversity, equity and inclusion first, and how a former convent influences her work.
SECOND LADY OF PENNSYLVANIA | Our latest podcast features none other than Gisele Fetterman! We talk philanthropy, her background as an immigrant Dreamer, and why she works best from her office floor (someone get this lady a Haworth FERN chair, stat!).
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE | After 31 years, you better believe there’s been an animal or two in her office. Get to know Dr. Barbara Baker, wildlife conservationist, veterinarian, outgoing (sob!) CEO of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium.
THE MANY FACES OF TONY ALLGEIER | In this episode, we chat art and design with Tony Allgeier, Pittsburgh’s favorite designer, video editor, drag queen, and pole dancer (not necessarily in that order).
“IT FELT LIKE A LIABILITY.” | Imagine giving birth, and never bringing it up at work? We talk to burkeMICHAEL+ owner Mary Frances Hogan about the past challenges and current progress of women in the workplace.
LET’S GET SUSTAINABLE | It’s more than recycling bins. We speak with Dr. Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability at one of our favorite client institutions, the University of Pittsburgh.
WHAT ABOUT THE TRASH CANS??? | What goes into designing an airport? More than you think. We talk with Kim Brown, Lead Aviation Designer with Gensler.
NORTH SIDE IS NUMBER ONE!!! | We dive in with Pittsburgh Councilman Bobby Wilson about what makes his district unique, challenging, and worth preserving.