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70. Containers and Modular Construction: Synonymous Solutions for Modern Development

In this episode Breck, Jill, and Leslie sit down to discuss the role modular construction has on the future of housing and how TSI is already one step ahead when it comes to providing modular solutions.

70. Containers and Modular Construction: Synonymous Solutions for Modern Development

69. Is It Feasible?

In this episode Jill and Leslie sit down and talk about the importance of conducting feasibility studies especially for multi unit developments. We share our expertise in how we conduct our studies with developers in order for them to maximize their lot and get their projects approved by municipalities across the country.

69. Is It Feasible?

68. Claire's Farewell Episode

In this episode we sit down with Claire and reflect on her time at TSI and discuss the growth and transformation the company as gone through as well as what she has gone through personally.

68. Claire's Farewell Episode

67. Sticks and Bricks: Why We've Built The Same Way For Centuries

In this episode we sit down and talk about the history of building and how we have gotten to where we are today...still mostly building with sticks and bricks like we have for hundreds of years.

67. Sticks and Bricks: Why We've Built The Same Way For Centuries

66. Winning Mindset for Real Estate Investing with Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama

Breaking into the real estate development industry was not an easy feat for Hawaiian power couple Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama. However, through years of resilience and hard work they have established their impact and legacy in Hawaii's real estate market.
And now they are expanding their legacy with the debut of their HGTV Show Renovation Aloha.

66.  Winning Mindset for Real Estate Investing with Tristyn and Kamohai Kalama

65. Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Investments with Jan Dijkers

Jan Dijkers is the Managing Broker and President of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, The Loft Warehouse, a Detroit based real estate and marketing company.

65. Everything You Need To Know About Real Estate Investments with Jan Dijkers

64. Redefining Modular Buildings with Guardian Structural Technologies

As you know our Director of Design, Breck Crandell is building his own home - and it's NOT going to be built out of shipping containers.

64. Redefining Modular Buildings with Guardian Structural Technologies

63. Part 3: Cochrane Home Updates

In this episode Breck shares the latest updates on the Cochrane Home, including erecting "the shell" of the house as well as the core. He also shares the innovative way he is heating his house and why this is just the beginning for houm.

63. Part 3: Cochrane Home Updates

62. Client Case Study: Royal Houm & Royal Container with JT King

In this episode we sit down with JT King to talk about his development project in collaboration with the municipality of Fort Wayne, IN. A four home development that will showcase different building typologies in hopes to help fight the housing crisis.

62. Client Case Study: Royal Houm & Royal Container with JT King

61. Still Better To Build Than Buy

In this episode we sit down and discuss the pros and cons of building versus buying, and why making a decision ultimately comes down to timeline and the amount of control you want in the process. We also talk about the impact inspections have and why some people are scared to build a new home.

61. Still Better To Build Than Buy

60. Phius House Institute with Kat Klingenberg

Kat Klingenberg is the executive director at Phius House Institute; a United States based organization that is working towards solving the climate crisis through sustainable building practices and materials.

60. Phius House Institute with  Kat Klingenberg

59. CASE STUDY: Our First Cabin with Sarah Victoria & Matt Ng

On this exciting episode we sit down with Sarah Victoria and Matt Ng of Our First Cabin, viral Instagram creators that build their own dream cabin in upstate New York.

They share their experience and lessons learned as first time builders who bought their building plans on the internet.

59. CASE STUDY: Our First Cabin with Sarah Victoria & Matt Ng

58. Can I Be My Own GC?

In this episode we sit down and discuss when it is a good idea and not so good of an idea for clients to act as their own GC. We reveal the biggest challenges that people face when trying to be their own builder and why hiring a professional General Contractor is the best option in most cases.

Breck also shares insight to why he hired his own builder, despite having years of experience in the field.

58. Can I Be My Own GC?

57.How Logistics Impact Architecture with Project Manager Jill Ramirez

In this episode we sit down with TSI Project Manager, Jill Ramirez to talk all things logistics in the architecture industry. She shares explains how factors like remote building locations, or congested areas, and even bridge height can all greatly impact the transportation of materials to a project site.

57.How Logistics Impact Architecture with Project Manager Jill Ramirez

56. Designing Inclusive Spaces Everyone Can Enjoy with Jill Ramirez

Why do we have to leave our homes in order to enjoy beautiful spaces?

In this episode we sit down with TSI's Project Manager Jill Ramirez, to talk about why design inclusivity is important and how having access to beautiful spaces affects a society. We also talk about why cost is such a big holdup for creating inclusive spaces and why the industry is seeing a growing demand for flex spaces.

56. Designing Inclusive Spaces Everyone Can Enjoy with Jill Ramirez

55. So You Want To Build Your Own Home

In this episode we run a mock introductory conversation with first time home builder GW Runkle. We cover questions about looking for land to how much you should budget for construction costs and everything in between.

55. So You Want To Build Your Own Home

54. Going to Mars Ain’t Sh*t Compared to Changing the Housing Industry With Jeff Wilson of Jupe

In this episode we sit down with Jeff Wilson, the founder of Jupe - a disaster relief company dedicated to creating housing solutions for those that have lost theirs.
Jeff talks about how the Covid-19 pandemic set the trajectory for the current model, the importance of volume versus square feet, and the current work Jupe is doing to provide housing for Hawaiian's affected by the Maui Fires.

54. Going to Mars Ain’t Sh*t Compared to Changing the Housing Industry With Jeff Wilson of Jupe

53. Container Home FAQ: Structural Engineering with Bill Runkle

In this episode we sit down with Bill Runkle of Runkle Consulting and TSIs' go to structural engineer to discuss the importance of his role throughout the process of building. Bill also shares the story of how serving in the United States Military threw him into the world of shipping container architecture.

53. Container Home FAQ: Structural Engineering with Bill Runkle

52. The Real Cost Of Building

In this Episode, we talk about our team's extensive expertise in various design options, the importance of valuing quality of work, and everything that you need to know about the cost of building.

52. The Real Cost Of Building

51. Reimagining Multifamily Housing Design With Susan King of HED

In this episode we sit down with Susan King, Licensed Architect and Principal at HED, to discuss why it is so challenging to pioneer change in the architecture and development industry.

51. Reimagining Multifamily Housing Design With Susan King of HED

50. Launching Builder Ready Plans: Your Questions Answered

We've got exciting news we are finally ready to share - we are launching our Builder Ready Plans. Three different pre-drawn designs that you can now purchase to start building your own innovative home.

50. Launching Builder Ready Plans: Your Questions Answered

49. Architecture: The Ever- Changing Profession

In this episode Breck shares his thoughts on how architecture has shifted throughout the course of history despite an architect's basic responsibilities remaining the same. He also gives insight into our litigious society and the implications it has on the architectural and building industry.

49. Architecture: The Ever- Changing Profession

48. Client Case Study: Pour Choice with Dacoda and Aaron

In this Episode we sit down with Aaron and Dacoda to talk about their automated taproom project Pour Choice. They also talk about how building a project is not always linear and the importance of being open to changing plans.

48. Client Case Study: Pour Choice with Dacoda and Aaron

47. Breck Designed His Own Home, And Now He’s Building It

In this newest episode, Breck shares his whole process from design to permitting and finding a bank and goes into detail on why this project is so much more than just building his own home.

47. Breck Designed His Own Home, And Now He’s Building It

46. Developing Unique Short Term Rentals - Case Study With Stillwater Stays

In the booming short term rental market, unique stays are king.

That’s why on our latest podcast, we sat down with Rachel and Scott from Stillwater Stays - the duo behind the popular container home Airbnbs located in Northern Michigan, situated on a 50+ acres horse farm.

46. Developing Unique Short Term Rentals - Case Study With Stillwater Stays

45. Developer Case Study: Janice Stitzer Of The Uncommon Developer

In this special episode Claire, Leslie, and Breck, sit down with notable developer Janice Stitzer to talk about her 4 step development process. She shares her insider guidance on everything from land acquisition to building a real building and everything in between.

45. Developer Case Study: Janice Stitzer Of The Uncommon Developer

44. Collaboration Case Study: Steelhaus Detroit's Mixed-Use Container Home

In this episode Breck, Leslie, and Claire sit down with Chris and Nicole to talk about their project Steelhaus and uncover the inspiration to build a mixed-use space in the city of Detroit.

44. Collaboration Case Study: Steelhaus Detroit's Mixed-Use Container Home

43. Container Airbnb Case Study: With Devon Loerop Of The Pacific Bin

In this very special Episode Breck, Leslie, and Claire sit down with Devon Loerop from The Pacific Bin.

43. Container Airbnb Case Study: With Devon Loerop Of The Pacific Bin

42. Optimizing Architecture Through Algorithms With Francisco Landeros

In this episode Breck, Leslie, and Claire sit down with Francisco Landeros who specializes in creating algorithms and writing software that is helping to simplify architecture.

42. Optimizing Architecture Through Algorithms With Francisco Landeros

41. The Future Of Architecture (...Or Is It?) With Bryce Cox

In this episode Breck and Claire sit down with Architectural Designer TSI's very own Bryce Cox to talk about the role of artificial intelligence in architecture, and whether or not algorithms will replace architects.

41. The Future Of Architecture (...Or Is It?) With Bryce Cox

40. Client Case Study: Hidden Box House

In this very special episode we sit down with our clients Rhys and Nicky, and talk about their project the Hidden Box House. We unpack the journey of finding the perfect property and how the demand in vacation rentals is leading to homes paying their own mortgages.

40. Client Case Study: Hidden Box House

39. Buying Home Plans On The Internet: Who Can You Trust And What Is Legit?

In this episode Leslie, Breck, and Claire unpack everything you need to know to make smart choices when it comes to buying builder ready plans. They discuss key things to look for from a seller and why sellable plans are not as simple as buying and building.

39. Buying Home Plans On The Internet: Who Can You Trust And What Is Legit?

38. Lessons From The Field With Developers Darnell And Katrina Stewart

In this episode Breck, Leslie, and Claire sit down with developers Katrina and Darnell Stewart to share their experience as first time developers and how adapting to change allowed their project to take off. They also discuss overcoming hurdles like land accusation and finding partnerships.

38. Lessons From The Field With Developers Darnell And Katrina Stewart

37. Container Possibilities With Davin Burkhart, of ROXBOX Containers.

Leslie, Claire, and Breck talk with Davin Burkhart of ROXBOX Containers, about the versatility of shipping containers, why TSI and ROXBOX form a perfect yin and yang partnership and benefits of building with containers in natural disaster areas.

37.  Container Possibilities With Davin Burkhart, of ROXBOX Containers.

36. Approaching the Housing Crisis From a Socio-political Angle With David Palmer

David Palmer, MPA, is a Detroit-based Associate Broker and Relator who runs David Palmer LLC - a think-visualize-do tank that serves nonprofits, small businesses and real estate clients across the Detroit area.

36. Approaching the Housing Crisis From a Socio-political Angle With David Palmer

35. Our Newest Design Innovation: Launching houm by Three Squared, Inc

This is a very special episode becuase we finally get to reveal the massive partnership we've been working on behind the scenes for a while!

35. Our Newest Design Innovation: Launching houm by Three Squared, Inc

34. Client Case Study: LG Land & Capital

Cal Lewellyn and Dylan Gilezan are the two developers behind LG Land & Capital...and they just happen to be our clients.

In this special case study episode, Leslie, Breck, and Claire sit down with Cal and Dylan to talk about their current project in Louisville, KY, and how the ageism in the industry has impacted them as young developers.

34. Client Case Study: LG Land & Capital

33. Container Home FAQ: When Is The BEST TIME To Start Design Work & Why?

We get so many questions about project timelines.

When is the best time to start design?
Can I build in the winter?
How much time should I allow for project holdups?

33. Container Home FAQ: When Is The BEST TIME To Start Design Work & Why?

32. Alternative Construction For Veteran's Housing With Deshawn Wilson

We are firm believers that veterans deserve a place to call home.

That's why on this very special episode we sit down with veteran and TSI team member Deshawn Wilson to talk about how alternative construction is providing solutions to the veteran housing crisis in the United States.

32. Alternative Construction For Veteran's Housing With Deshawn Wilson

31. Part 2: Responding to Haters... Unfiltered Answers To Our Most Common Objections

In this fun Episode we give our unfiltered responses to some of the most memorable comments across our social media platforms.

31. Part 2: Responding to Haters... Unfiltered Answers To Our Most Common Objections

30. Stay In Your Lane: When to Hire Your Architect, Engineers & Specialty Consultants

We understand that taking on a development can be overwhelming, for both first time and seasoned developers, however projects are as complex as you make them.

30. Stay In Your Lane: When to Hire Your Architect, Engineers & Specialty Consultants

29. How We Operate As A Remote Architecture And Design Firm

When the world went online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were prepared. Our company had been running remotely for years and even now majority or our work is done without ever stepping foot in our physical office.

29. How We Operate As A Remote Architecture And Design Firm

28. Part 1: Breck Building His Own Houm

Ever wonder what it is like to build your own home? Well our very own Director of Design Breck Crandell, is doing just that.

28. Part 1: Breck Building His Own Houm

27. Webinar: How To Shave Months Off Your Construction Timeline With Cargo Architecture

We recently held our first ever live webinar where we share exclusive information about how you can save time and money building with shipping containers.

27. Webinar: How To Shave Months Off Your Construction Timeline With Cargo Architecture

26. Container Home Case Study: From Start to Set Day

We are very excited to introduce our client Grant and his project the Mariposa House.

26. Container Home Case Study: From Start to Set Day

25. Everything You Need To Know about Accessory Dwelling Units

Let's face it, there is a housing crisis in America.

25. Everything You Need To Know about Accessory Dwelling Units

24. Cutting Through the Noise: How to Find the Right Information on Innovative Architecture In a Digital World

There's a lot of talking going around on social media about innovative architecture, some of it is true...some not.
So how do you decipher what is fact and what is fiction?

24. Cutting Through the Noise: How to Find the Right Information on Innovative Architecture In a Digital World

23. Top 3 Questions You Didn't Know You Should Ask

Asking questions is the most important thing a client can do to make sure their project becomes a reality. We frequently answer the most common questions, but through our years of experience we have also found the questions that we wish clients would be asking.

23. Top 3 Questions You Didn't Know You Should Ask

22. Building Your Legacy as a New Developer

Starting anything new can be overwhelming, that rings even more true when wanting to get your feet wet in the world of development.

22. Building Your Legacy as a New Developer

21. 3 Common Project Hold-ups And How To Avoid Them

The building industry hasn't changed for years so anytime you are challenging convention you can expect often expect holdups, however they can be avoided if you know what to prepare for.

21. 3 Common Project Hold-ups And How To Avoid Them

20. Being a Good Steward with Project Manager, Jill Ramirez

Here at Three Squared we don't work like everyone else, because we simply aren't like everyone else. That's why we want to introduce you to our special guest & masterful Project Manager, Jill Ramirez, to discuss the much needed diversity in the design world.

20. Being a Good Steward with Project Manager, Jill Ramirez

19. Fighting the Good Fight: Alternative Solutions to the Housing Crisis

Let's face it we are currently experiencing a major housing crisis in the United States. The cost of homes and construction materials have increased making traditional building seem near impossible.

19. Fighting the Good Fight: Alternative Solutions to the Housing Crisis

18. 5 Questions to Stop Asking Your Architect (With Love)

When wanting to build there is understandably a lot of questions you'll want to know. However buildings are complex structures... especially when using alternative methods of construction. That's why in this episode Breck breaks down 5 commonly asked questions, so you can be better prepared to begin your project.

18. 5 Questions to Stop Asking Your Architect (With Love)

17. Everything You Need To Know About Financing Your Project

Financing and funding innovative projects can be challenging if you've never done it before (read: you don't know what you don't know).

17. Everything You Need To Know About Financing Your Project

16. FAQ: How We Collaborate With Other Architects

As much as we love taking the lead on bringing our clients' vision to life, we also love collaborating with others in the industry to create successful projects.

16. FAQ: How We Collaborate With Other Architects

15. "Keep Up Or Get Left Behind" & Why The Building Industry Needs To Change

The phrase "keep up or get left behind" has never been more relevant than now in the construction world. The collapse of the supply chain has severely impacted the international housing crisis, and as we discuss in this episode, the way the world builds needs to evolve with the changing times.

15. "Keep Up Or Get Left Behind" & Why The Building Industry Needs To Change

14. Modular Misconceptions & Three Squared's "Best of Both Worlds" Effect

There is a lot of talk about modular vs. site-built construction and the pros and cons of each, but what if we told you that you could reap the benefits of both when building?

14. Modular Misconceptions & Three Squared's "Best of Both Worlds" Effect

13. Why You Need An Architect (...Especially If You Think You Don't)

Having an architect for your project is more than just having someone create your building. In this episode we discuses the vital role that an architect plays not just as your designer... but also as an advocate for your project.

13. Why You Need An Architect (...Especially If You Think You Don't)

12. 3 Surprising Lessons We Learned In 2021

The past year was a busy and strange time for countless reasons, but we learned a lot of lessons that helped us continue to be the leaders in innovative architecture.

12. 3 Surprising Lessons We Learned In 2021

10. Responding to Haters... Unfiltered Answers To Our Most Common Objections

Breck became an overnight Tiktok star...sorta

10. Responding to Haters... Unfiltered Answers To Our Most Common Objections

09. The Truth About Three Squared: What It Really Took To Become The Experts In Innovative Design

It's no secret that when it comes to custom shipping container homes & innovative commercial design, Three Squared has become the leaders in the field. But it didn't happen overnight...

09. The Truth About Three Squared: What It Really Took To Become The Experts In Innovative Design

08. What's Up With The Supply Chain... And Has It Affected Cargo Architecture?

There are a lot of questions about whats going on with the supply chain, in this episode Leslie, Breck, & Claire break down how this affects cargo architecture.

08. What's Up With The Supply Chain... And Has It Affected Cargo Architecture?

07. FAQ Session: Your Quick Start Guide to Container Home Foundations, Insulation & Roofing

In this episode series, we cover as many FAQs as we possibly can in 30 minutes. These are some of the TOP questions we get over & again as experts in the container home industry.

07. FAQ Session: Your Quick Start Guide to Container Home Foundations, Insulation & Roofing

06. Case Study: How Grove Studios Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Movable Creative Pods​​ ​

How do you use shipping containers to create movable studio units? Dive into this very first episode in our Case Study series to find out.

06. Case Study: How Grove Studios Is Turning Shipping Containers Into Movable Creative Pods​​ ​

05. Behind the Scenes: How & Why We Structure Our Process for 100% Project Approval

Want a tour of Three Squared's process? We’ll open the door and show you inside in today’s episode of Innovative Real Estate.

05. Behind the Scenes: How & Why We Structure Our Process for 100% Project Approval

04. The Top 3 Challenges of Building A Unique Home & How to Overcome Them

We dive into the challenges that come with building an innovative home, and how to overcome them.

04. The Top 3 Challenges of Building A Unique Home & How to Overcome Them

03. Innovative Solutions for Attainable Housing with Scott Shall

Leslie, Breck & Claire talk with Scott Shall the Founding Director of the International Design Clinic and Founding Member of Houm.

03. Innovative Solutions for Attainable Housing with Scott Shall

02. Cargo Architecture 101: What You NEED to Know About Building with Shipping Containers

We share our real world experience of designing & building with containers... the pro's & con's as well as how to avoid hiccups along the way.

02. Cargo Architecture 101: What You NEED to Know About Building with Shipping Containers

00. Trailer: Innovative Real Estate with Three Squared, Inc.

Learn why we started this podcast, meet the Three Squared team, and set the frame for future episodes.

00. Trailer: Innovative Real Estate with Three Squared, Inc.

01. Best Advice for Beginner Developers: How to Start & How Much It Will Cost

Leslie, Breck & Claire dive head first into the challenges that can arise on your development journey and how to avoid them up front by properly planning your project.

01. Best Advice for Beginner Developers: How to Start & How Much It Will Cost
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