Episode 21 – Design/Architecture – Kathy Aalto & Pavan Krueger

Kathy Aalto and Pavan Krueger are in the studio today to try and salvage the forgotten podcast that has been lost to the annals of time because Alex forgot to press record. Kathy is a landscape architect at Ceres Landcare from Kansas and a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Pavan is a sole proprietor and owner of Krueger Architecture and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Between the two of them, there is a massive amount of knowledge in regards to the design/architecture industry. Today, Alex picks their brains and learns all about the different types of architects and ways they are changing the community. Very interesting stuff!

In this episode, Alex, Kathy, and Pavan talk about…

  • American Society of Landscape Architects vs. American Institute of Architects
  • Differences between a landscape architect and an architect
  • Collaboration efforts between different types of architects
  • Important characteristics to look for when selecting an architect
  • Improving the community through the Education Foundation of Eagle County
  • Don’t present something unless you like it yourself
  • Hot trends in landscaping right now
  • Pavan’s Matt Dillon story from back in Los Angeles
  • What it’s like to be married to another AIA architect
  • Using hand graphics vs. AutoCAD when it comes to design
  • The more restrictions, the more you are forced to be creative
  • Kathy and Pavan’s favorite/least favorite building materials and why 

Links to resources:

Children's Global Alliance


Education Foundation - Project Funway


Pavan Krueger


Kathy Aalto



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