Cross/Section, a design podcast recorded bi-weekly. Hosts, Nathaniel St Jean and Alex Regnery, look into all things design, engineering, and construction. Discussing a spectrum of subjects within this vast spread from professional practice to the building trades; education to technology; and all things in between, the show is a cross section of the industry. There are lots of stories, trends, and more to cut open and we attempt to share it.
…with a little nonsense and humor to lighten the mood.
Nathaniel St Jean
Architect. Builder. Chief Troublemaker.
A forever New Englander, I am the founding member of Tectonica, a small architectural practice in New Hampshire, and a host on the Cross/Section Podcast with my colleague, Alex Regnery.
Having been immersed in the act of building all my life - I've worked in the building trades, from laborer to roofer; I've been a project manager; played a role in representing owners; a design-builder; and now as an architect. I appreciate good design choices and despise poor attempts. Before founding Tectonica I've worked for well-established architectural practices and construction management firms in New England.
I am a graduate of the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts, and am the current program chair of construction management at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Project Manager. Designer. The Mature One.
After graduating from Tulane University in 1992, I practiced architecture in the Midwest until 2016 within a wide realm of project types: civic buildings; industrial; multi-family & public housing; educational; places of worship; athletic & recreational; and single-family homes. I can easily speak to it all because I've seen it all.
I have always been interested in the basic concept of space, its limitless boundaries to include both an inside and outside environment. With a particular interest around manipulating space over time. Though I do not consider myself a historical preservationist, I am certainly more interested in the re-use and re-purposing of our existing built environment.
My experience of nearly 10 years as the lead architect on a private boarding school campus in Indiana planted the seed for my current position as a project manager overseeing capital projects at Southern New Hampshire University. I am involved with the planning and management of the University’s recent surge of several multi-million dollar capital improvements and new construction projects.
Additionally, I am an adjunct professor within SNHU’s construction management department and a host of the Cross/Section Podcast with my colleague, Nathaniel St Jean.
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