Alan Maskin and Blair Payson, principals and owners at Olson Kundig, join the podcast to discuss the renovation of the Space Needle, the complications of building a structure 500 feet off the ground, and the pressure that comes with modernizing one of Seattle's most cherished landmarks.

“The caretakers that look over the Space Needle had such courage to get behind this project. We worked on the design of the world's first rotating glass floor—to set the context, it’s a 90-foot-diameter glass disk moving 500 feet in the air. It gives you a perspective of hovering over a city that simply doesn't exist anywhere else—and in any other piece of architecture—in quite the same way.”
- Alan Maskin

Hosted by Austin, Texas–based architect Aaron Prinz, Architectural Record’s DESIGN:ED podcast has featured the most renowned architects of our time—such as Art Gensler, Kengo Kuma, and Glenn Murcutt, as well as rising professionals in the next generation, such as Pascale Sablan, Michael Murphy, and Jenny Wu, all available in our library.