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Something amazing is happening in Bakersfield, CA. The once small-town has doubled in its' population over the past twenty years. Now the 9th largest city in California, the growing community is experiencing a cultural shift as it welcomes a more diverse population while still valuing its' rich history, honoring the traditions, institutions and values that have made us who we are. Join our hosts Andrae Gonzales, Rachel Magnus, Jesus Gonzalez & Carla Barrientos as they explore the dynamic people, places and culture of our community.

Nov 17, 2023

Step into 'Designing Futures' to experience the innovative realm of Dave Bantz, a distinguished principal at OFFICEUNTITLED. This episode takes you through his journey to Bakersfield, revealing his unique insights on why this city is ripe for future development. Explore how Dave's human-centered design philosophy intersects with creative strategy, shaping award-winning urban master plans and adaptive reuse projects. Learn about his work with OUx, blending design strategy and applied research. Discover why Bakersfield holds a special place in his vision for urban revitalization, as Dave shares stories of transforming spaces into vibrant communities. For design enthusiasts, professionals, or anyone intrigued by the power of architecture to reshape our world, this episode is a compelling look at building dynamic, functional futures.