Episode 040 - Ryan Salvas

Ryan Salvas

Zach sits down with Ryan Salvas, Design Director at CW Keller and Associates, to talk Design Technology, Ninja Turtle action figures, Stranger Things (spoiler alert), and whether or not sufficient time has passed to be able to listen to Metallica's Load album and not judging it against the rest of their canon.

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Show Notes:

  1. Ryan Salvas is the Design Director at CW Keller, a millwork and fabrication company

    1. CW Keller was traditionally a millwork company until they did work for architects Nader Tehrani and Mark Goldthorpe, pushing them into the architectural fabrication industry

    2. CW Keller is capable of advanced Corian thermoforming and complex concrete form work, with all fabrication models done in Rhino and 5-axis CAM in MasterCAM

      1. Design technologist Puja Patel handles all in-house Rhino training for the company

  2. Ryan’s Twitter game is mad weak

  3. Brian and Ryan met eachother at the Autodesk BUILD Space in Boston

    1. Actually they met after at Harpoon brewery

  4. Ryan and Zach worked together at SHoP

  5. Ryan taught with Josh Emig at Auburn APLA, where Josh has created the Integrated Design and Construction Program

    1. Auburn is also where the Rural Studio is

    2. Ryan has also taught at Northeastern University CAMD

  6. Escape from New York starring Kurt Russell

  7. Ryan was a director at Island Exterior Fabricators, who played a role in fabricating some of the superstructure for the Barclays, including the oculus

    1. Well-known architect and fabricator Neil Meredith also worked at Island

    2. Indiana’s ASI fabricated the steel cladding, despite going out of business

  8. Stranger Things is a TV thing that Zach and Ryan apparently like

  9. Over time Metallica’s Load has become more acceptable

  10. Would you rather: Have twins or have two close siblings?

  11. Things referenced by Zach and Ryan about SHoP that Brian doesn’t understand:

    1. The India Room

    2. The Beast Machine


Lightning round:

  1. What book(s) are you reading right now?

  2. What music are you listening to right now?

  3. What’s your favorite sci-fi film?

  4. What’s your favorite retro-game?

  5. What’s your favorite childhood cartoon?

  6. What’s a great beer you’ve had recently?

  7. If you could have a tea party with any three people, dead or alive, who would they be?

  8. WHAT IS ARCHITECTURE???!!! In one sentence.

    • Where dreams go to die


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