For Paola Aguirre Serrano and Dennis Milam, AIA, principals of Chicago-based Borderless Studio, confronting the complex issues facing cities and communities today requires an understanding of architecture, urbanism, landscape design, planning, and civic participatory processes. According to the duo, a collaborative and holistic approach is key to addressing social inequities and division.

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In this episode of our podcast, Aguirre Serrano and Milam detail some of their firm's self-initiated projects that bring Chicagoans together, as well as the importance of place to their personal growth and work.

Episode 47: Borderless Studio Is All About Building Community, featuring Paola Aguirre Serrano and Dennis Milam is also available on SoundCloud, iTunes, and GooglePlay.

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To learn more about Borderless Studio, read its Next Progressives profile. This podcast episode was produced by Katharine Keane and Rob Grauert.