The Good Room Podcast

What makes a room good? Let's answers this question through interdisciplinary design conversations, featuring a compelling combination of curiosity, experience, and reflections. On the Good Room, we talk about design, from planning to the finer details and nuances that enhance our experiences and interactions within a building. Together, we discover intersections of our perspectives and challenge assumptions to reimagine program, performance, and place. 


February 6, 2024

The Good Dining Room

Think What's Possible for the future of restaurants. Listen to learn about creating immersive environments, aligning with brand guidelines, enhancing delivery pick-up spaces, and optimizing space and lighting.

December 18, 2023

The Good Emergency Room

Discover how Emergency Rooms cater to the diverse needs of patients, staff, and families. Hilary Bales and Akshay Sangolli explore how design delicately balances urgency and empathy.

December 16, 2023

The Good Courtroom

From integrating technology to creating focal points with space and lighting, Matt Chalifoux and John Myers explore the shared spotlight between courtrooms and traditional theatrical spaces.

December 15, 2023

The Good Classroom

What can classroom design do to foster student success? From lecture halls to active learning spaces, student collaboration zones, and seminar rooms, Molly Sherman and Charles Kirby explore how these environments empower students to take ownership of their studies and stay actively engaged.

December 15, 2023

The Good Cleanroom 

What happens inside those pristine, high-tech cleanrooms? Verrick Walker and Scott Calkins dive into the world of cleanrooms, exploring the groundbreaking work conducted in these environments, the sustainability efforts driving design decisions, and how collaborative workspaces support employee wellness.

December 15, 2023

The Good Dorm Room

Do you remember the moment when your college dorm room – or a hotel on a long vacation – started to feel like a cozy home away from home? Morgan Aven and Darrell Long explore how hotel rooms and dorm rooms create the illusion of more space, balance spaces for privacy and social interaction, and become the backdrop off some of our most pivotal life moments.

December 15, 2023

The Good Gateway

How can the design of building lobbies and airport checkpoints inform each other? Matthew Leach and Wendy Dunnam Tita explore the future of airport design, how to humanize security checkpoints, and the power of local identity, detail, and scale.

November 6, 2023

The Good Child Life Room 

How can design enhance children's healing and learning? Kimberly Stanley and Luisina Basilico consider designs that empower children and the careful balance of integrating technology.