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. 

Behind the Blueprint With Matt Kreutzer

Join us in a captivating conversation with Matt Kreutzer, one of our brilliant architects at CMBA. In this episode, we explore the inspirations that led Matt to become an ...

How Furniture Can Affect a Space

In this episode, I have the pleasure of sitting down with our seasoned Interior Designer, Cathy Koch. Drawing from her wealth of experience in the furniture industry, Cathy shares ...

The Future of AI and Architecture

In this insightful episode of our podcast, we sit down with Ryan Cameron, a seasoned architect and a trailblazer in the realm of architectural technologies. Join us as we delve ...

Behind the Blueprint: With Andres Villegas

Meet Andres Villegas, the architect with a fascinating journey from Colombia to the US. In this episode we highlight Andres and his incredibly inspiring and unique story that led ...

Creating Positive Work Culture

In this episode we invite you to explore the inner workings of CMBA Architects, where fostering a vibrant and motivating workplace culture is at the heart of our success. Join us ...

Relationships Matter - An Interview with Justin Zajic

In this captivating episode, we dive into a profound conversation with Justin Zajic, Superintendent for Chamberlain Schools District. Join us as he recounts his journey working ...

The Perception of Color and How it Affects a Space

In this podcast episode, join our Interior Designers Shelby and Amanda as they unravel the fascinating relationship between color and the atmosphere of a space. Beyond aesthetics, ...

What Makes CMBA’s K12 Bond Approach so Effective

Join us for an illuminating discussion on CMBA's effective K12 bond approach as we sit down with seasoned architect Courtney Koch, alongside Chief Marketing Officer Kristi Ploen, ...

Designing Healthcare Facilities Part 1

Join us for an enlightening conversation on healthcare facility design as we dive into the world of innovative architecture and its profound impact on healthcare spaces. In this ...
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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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