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Architect's Passion Connects People With Places: An Interview With Zach Benedict

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From critical access hospitals to public libraries, Benedict is dedicated to serving populations in every area of social interaction.

Fort Wayne's always vibrant skyline is enjoying a bright new facet, thanks to MKM Architecture & Design's completion of the Columbia Street Landing project.

The project's lead architect, Zach Benedict, has dedicated his career to understanding the connection between people and places, so much so that he is considered one of the leading voices in the "Lifetime Community" movement, focusing on the socio-economic benefits of age-friendly neighborhoods.

For insight on the thought behind the build as well as the philosophy behind the man, WBOI's Julia Meek spoke with Benedict via Zoom to learn how sense of place drives his passion for civic spaces and connected communities.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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