THE SOCIAL TURN: Why I embrace Social Practice

This is a quick inflection coming off the coattails of the MIT 150 Anniversary of the School of Architecture ‘Turning Points’​ symposium where I had the chance to moderate the social turn panel. I’m grateful for what I get to do today in my career and have MIT to thank for being an important turning…

TOWARDS A MORE INCLUSIVE WORKPLACE: A discovery workshop to listen, inspire meaningful action and cultivate a more inclusive work environment.

How might we create a more inclusive workplace environment? This was the question posed to WeWork as it critically looked at how to better design WeWork’s product with diversity, equity and inclusivity in mind. Co-facilitator and Architecture Design Manager Micheal Caton and I were invited to design and facilitate an envisioning session with the We…

POSITIVE WORKPLACE DESIGN: A New Toolkit for Organizational Performance

Can workplace design support thriving at work, bring out the best in people, and help nurture positive organizational change?  If so, what are the scalable tools that help make this happen?  These are questions that brought people together at the recent Thriving Workplace Summit, which was held at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business. As…

AUTONOMY AT WORK: Working With People and Big Data to Make the Right Choices

Autonomy and choice is the future of work. In 2016 Louise Sharp, Principal At HLW and I presented at the Future Office conference in LA on this thesis. Many themes are relevant still today. To support our claim, we used HLW projects and other market trends showcasing users desire for choice, flexibility, personalization and porosity….

WORKPLACE AS A SERVICE: WeWork presents at University of Michigan

Liz Burow, Jesse Ganes and Josh Emig present the methodology of WeWork design and innovation to the University of Michigan, hosted by the Ross School of Business and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. The event details and presentation video can be viewed here. Event Abstract: By combining the physical and digital infrastructures…