FMCC Webinar review: “How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping the Workplace” by Kay Sargent, Lisa Killaby and Greg Tew

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Recorded on September 3rd, 2015 Presentation Slides:

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FMCC Webinar review: “How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping the Workplace”

Date: September 3rd, 2015
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  Kay Sargent, Director of Workplace Strategies, Lend Lease
 Lisa Killaby, Principal, ADD Inc.
 Greg Tew, Associate Professor & Director of Professional and Industry Relations, Virginia Tech

“How Academic Design Trends Are Reshaping the Workplace”

Competition to recruit the best talent is fierce – is your workplace an ally in the fight? Our panel will share research on a new breed of workspace and collaborative environments that are being shaping by what new graduates expect from their future employers and how their academic environment has shaped how they collaborate and work. Through interactive case studies, we will analyze emerging models of open, transparent and technology-rich learning and work environments. Together we will investigate how generational shifts, cultural drivers and technology advancements are changing the workplace.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify specific drivers that are critical to attract the best talent and strengthen mentorship and collaboration across an increasingly dynamic and diverse workforce.
2. Understand best practices in creating places that foster community, culture, discovery, innovation and well being.
3. Articulate specific trends in academia that will influence the future workplace
4. Explore potential trends in both corporate and academic facilities and how they will influence each other.


Presenter(s) Biography:


 Kay Sargent 

Kay Sargent joined Lend Lease in 2014 bringing over 30 years of experience. Previously Kay served as VP of A&D and Workplace Strategies for Teknion and was a Principal for IA Interior Architects where she spearheaded workplace strategies. Kay has a BFA in interiors from VCU and studied environmental design at Parsons. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate and workplace strategies. Kay serves on the Advisory Boards of WorkDesign Magazine, PaletteApp and IFI. She has also served on the International Boards of IIDA, ASID, NCQLP and NCIDQ and is active in CoreNET and IFMA.

  Lisa Killaby

Lisa Killaby is a nationally recognized expert in workplace design with over 30 years of experience.  As Senior Principal with ADD Inc, now with Stantec, Lisa leverages her real estate planning and workplace strategies expertise to develop impactful, award winning workspaces for global leaders in technology and financial services such as IBM, Adobe, and Fidelity.  

Lisa’s workplace knowledge has made her a sought after expert for academic clients including MIT, Northeastern and University of Miami.  Her focus on ReWork Strategies has developed a new service for ADD Inc, helping their clients rethink real estate and plan for the future.

Lisa is on the Board for CoreNet New England and a sought-after speaker on a range of topics for NeoCon, ULI, CoreNet Miami and for institutions such as Harvard University Graduate School of Design and MIT Lincoln Lab.  She contributed to the CoreNet Workplace 2020 report.

Lisa is a LEED AP ID+C and NCIDQ Certified and studied Interior and Product Design at Cornell University and has served on the board for both IBD (now IIDA) and NEWIRE (the CREW chapter in New England).

 Greg Tew

Greg Tew is an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture + Design. He is a multiple AIA Honor Award winning architect and has a broad base of experience as a designer with work that includes town and city planning at the macro scale through to the scale of objects with international experience as a product designer including work for Artemide, a premier manufacturer of contemporary lighting based in Milan, Italy. Greg has presented his research extensively to diverse academic groups representing architecture, interior design, health care and economics and his work is published in many of the most prestigious international design and business publications.

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