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Monday
May022011

Broadening My Horizons at TED2011

At a talk in San Francisco decades ago, Herbert Muschamp, the famed New York Times architecture critic, said that architects have a responsibility to provide the connective tissue for societies. I agree.

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Thursday
Mar032011

ME Space to WE Space: An Online Case Study

Last week, I shared some thoughts about the shrinking American workspace and the shift from individual ME spaces to collective WE spaces. This week, I’d like to share a project that illustrates how this phenomenon applies to office design.

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Thursday
Feb242011

Shaping Serendipity: What we can learn from the cowork movement 

Photo courtesy of NextSpace CoWorking, reprinted with permission.

Ever walk into an office and sense a great disconnect between employees? In the hyper-connected world-of-work, where emails and conference calls keep us constantly plugged in, we often forget that workers still crave face-to-face interaction. Human beings are social creatures, and creativity and socialization go hand-in-hand.

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Thursday
Feb172011

"Me" Space Versus "We" Space

Ever get the feeling that your workspace is shrinking? Well, you’re probably right. Recently, I spoke with CNN about this topic. And the shrinking trend is only expected to continue.

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Monday
Nov012010

Leveraging Design as a Change Agent

Panduit’s new five-story, 280,000-square-foot world headquarters, a whole new take on the suburban office park.

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