Freedom and Flexibility for the Workforce, Profitability and Sustainability for the Workplace

Modern Examples of Designing a Better Workplace

Part of the Changes Throughout the Workplace Series

Today’s workplace is undergoing changes in how it is used, its impact on culture, and in what it delivers for the organization. Employees need more choices of where and how to work, technology is both forcing and facilitating change in where work can be performed, the organization is counting on the physical place to do more than just store files and provide desks and chairs for doing work.

All these changes are being actively pursued by some of the leading firms and government agencies as they eagerly race to keep up. Get an insider’s peek at what these nine very different organizations sought to achieve, what they changed about their physical space and the culture it fosters and hear directly from the designers as they tell nine stories of needs to plans to build outs to results.

You will hear examples from:

  • Large print business in the midst of DC evolving and changing the way they use and need space as they move to online
  • Large professional services firm moving from 80% private offices to 80% open yet keeping employees and team connected and collaborating
  • Multi-location financial services firm rolling out dramatic changes to all sites after learning lessons from refreshing just one location
  • Healthcare firm boldly moving forward with a brand new workplace yet reusing an existing steam plant and green park to preserve and foster community and ser4ve more than just their shareholders
  • Startup company with explosive growth moving from small to large workplace which needs to help attract employee recruits as well as bring customers “into their culture”
  • European firm using workplace change to make operations more efficient but also showcase corporate brand and turn the workplace into a multi-purpose facility

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Panelists

 bob fox

Bob Fox, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal, FOX Architects

Bob founded FOX Architects in April of 2003 in Washington, D.C. His firm specializes in architecture, interiors & graphics for the commercial office industry and is focused on providing quality design and dedicated service on every project. In his current role he acts as an advisor to his clients to ensure the strategic objectives and expectations are achieved. The firm is nationally recognized for its consistent balance of design & business. 

 angela ramer webinar

Angela Ramer
Design Anthropologist & Research Analyst, HKS

With a background in anthropology, Angela brings a unique, research and user-centered design perspective to HKS projects that highlight understanding the human experience of design. Her ethnographic approach to research captures the experience of users in built environments. This approach facilitates user engagement, promotes leadership investment and informs design to anticipates errors, considers user expectations and enables organizational evolution

 donna sharpe hks webinar

Donna Sharpe, ASID, LEED AP ID+C
Vice President & Sr. Project Manager, HKS

Donna is a senior project manager with over 25 years of experience. She has worked on a wide variety of interior projects being highly involved in all phases of design and construction utilizing both the imperial and metric systems. Donna has a strong understanding of the elements necessary for the successful completion of corporate, law firm and government interiors including the development of workplace strategies.

 kate davis webinar

Kate Davis, NCIDQ, LEED AP
Associate Principal, Design Director of Workplace Strategies, HKS

Kate has over 18 years of experience in finding opportunities for enriching the human experience through design. Throughout her career, she has amassed broad expertise through all project phases. From discovery, strategic real estate analysis, programming and space planning to project and construction management, her experience translates to a thorough understanding of the project’s “before, during and after.”
 yoon sun park webinar

Yoon Sun Park, IIDA
Senior Associate, Gensler

 

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