Welcome to Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation is a podcast by CMBA Architects, created to give you insight into us, along with some great guests and thought points. Join our hosts, Brian and Skyler, as we cover various architectural topics and the sectors we serve, including healthcare, education, senior living and more. You can expect to hear from multiple architects on our team, and you'll learn more about who they are through our Behind the Blueprint mini-series and listen to them speak about their expertise across various topics.

Every episode will be something new, and we hope you'll enjoy listening as much as we enjoy creating this podcast.


You can listen to all our episodes here and wherever else you listen to podcasts. 

Positively Impacting College Campuses with Architecture & Design

Join us as we explore the positive impact of architecture and design on college campuses. Our guest and principal architect/CFO, Kent, will provide valuable insights on creating ...

Technology & Software in Architecture & Design

Get ready for an exciting dive into the world of architecture and design technology with our upcoming podcast episode featuring Jay Reyhons! In this episode, we explore the ...

Enhancing the Patient Experience with Design & Architecture

In this episode of "Laying the Foundation," our architect Angela discusses the art and science of designing healthcare spaces that promote healing and enhance the patient ...

Designing Schools Not Prisons

Join us on our latest podcast episode where we discuss the importance of designing schools with an emphasis on creating a positive and engaging learning environment, free of ...

Interview with an Intern: Parker Wold

At CMBA, we love new ideas and perspectives, meaning our internship program is much more than a pre-graduate work opportunity. It’s a time of growth for our interns and CMBA as we ...

Making School Fun with Architecture and Design Part 1

Join our hosts, Brian and Skyler, as they sit down with Architects Courtney Koch and Lee Beukelman. They discuss various strategies and ways they've converted schools from bland, ...

Behind the Blueprint With Adam Van Gorp

We enjoyed talking with CMBA Principal Architect Adam Van Gorp for this week's episode. Adam is bright, competitive, and once had ambitions to become a professional rollerblader!  ...
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Brian Crichton

Brian is our host, CEO and Principal Architect. Brian’s fascination with architecture started as a kid with engines, motorcycles, go-karts, anything that could go! Eventually transitioning into building materials and construction, Brian has always been interested in how materials and parts go together to create something more than themselves.

Skyler Gorsett

Skyler is not just one of our hosts, but he’s also the show’s producer! When it comes to digital content, Skyler considers himself a jack of all trades. If he’s not proficient with it, he has at least dabbled in it. Everything from end-to-end video production to audio production… even a little animation!


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