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. 

Central City High School Dome: Finding Creative Funding

In this episode of "Laying the Foundation," join host Skyler as he sits down with Troy Keilig, one of our principal architects at CMBA Architects, and Jeff Jensen, the ...

Designing the K-12 Student Journey

In this insightful episode of "Laying the Foundation," we sit down with Architect Joe Copley to explore the intricacies of designing educational environments for K-12 students. ...

Interview with an Intern: Carlos Perez-Madrid

Join us for a riveting conversation with Carlos Perez-Madrid, our talented 2023 Architectural Intern at CMBA Architects. In this episode, Carlos shares his journey into the realm ...

Impact of Architecture on Campus Identity

Explore the profound influence of architecture on campus identity in our latest podcast episode, where architects Kent Lutz and Brent Koch delve into the nuances of crafting ...

Interview with an Intern: Estrella Vazquez

Embark on a journey into the world of interior design with Estrella Vazquez, our talented 2022 Interior Design Intern at CMBA Architects. In this insightful episode, Estrella ...

Designing for Senior Living

In this episode, delve into the intricate world of senior living design with our architect Terry Glade as we explore how architectural considerations shape spaces tailored to the ...

Behind the Blueprint With Peter McDermott

Embark on a captivating exploration with architect Peter McDermott as we unravel the story behind his journey into the world of architecture and his pivotal role at CMBA ...

The Goodwill Project: The Benefits and Challenges of Net Zero Buildings

Join us for an inspiring conversation with architect Eric Coleman and Briget Solomon, CEO of Goodwill of the Great Plains, as they unveil the innovative design of the new Goodwill ...

Designing for Gen Z

Today we sit down for an insightful conversation with Interior Designer Cathy Koch and Architect Anna Bednarko as they share their expertise on designing spaces for higher ...
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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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