TOWARD A NEXT- GEN WORKPLACE
As a new cohort – bigger than the Boomers – gets to work, the office workspace is being reshaped.
The line between work and leisure will blur as the traditional workplace model is being replaced to accommodate the needs of the next generation.
The objective of the designer has never been clearer: to create an environment for happy, efficient and healthy staff – and, for the business leader, less unnecessary recruitment.
Coworking space, with its informal and collaborative ethos, will scale up whether under a coworking brand or not. This will provide a refreshing workplace for many – but not without its problems, as employees still need to concentrate. Voice activation is likely to be prevalent and will no doubt be a boon for some, but not for others
‘Smart’ environments will take hold and, for those business leaders that embrace it, will reap the rewards of a more efficient workplace – but will we see a future where all places and people are monitored?
Like never before, the key protagonists in this particular story are: the business leaders, the property professionals and the design community – but are they all up for the workplace evolution that is happening right now and ready for the next generation of office workers?
MixInspired brings together the industry’s greatest minds to ensure an informative, forthright and entertaining panel.
Frazer Smith Estates Director, HMRC
Frazer joined the Civil Service in 1984 and spent his early career in customs work at ports and airports before moving into VAT.×
He has almost 20 years’ experience working in estates, creating and implementing HMRC’s estate strategy including the current programme of moving to 13 Regional Centres across the UK. The Locations Programme is one of the largest estate transformation initiatives in Europe and spearheads phase one of the Government Hubs Programme to create some of the most modern, flexible, accessible and inclusive workspace in the country.
In June 2019, Frazer became interim Director of Estates, leading a team of over 600 people supporting 100 offices from Aberdeen to Redruth.
Roxanne Quesnel Director & Business Unit Leader, Occupier Project Management, Turner & Townsend
Roxanne Quesnel is a Director and head of the Occupier Project Management team within Turner & Townsend in London, as well as leading on a number of national and international accounts.×
Over the last 14 years, she has delivered projects within a number of sectors which include corporate fit out, retail, education, developer-led and healthcare. As a result, she brings insights and from a diverse background of sectors.
Marco Serra Global Chief Architect, Novartis
An Italian born in Zürich in 1970, Marco studied Architecture at the ETHZ, graduating as Dipl.Arch.ETHZ with Prof. Hans Kollhoff.×
Marco then worked for Diener & Diener Architects, Basel from 1999-2002. Since 2003 he has worked at Novartis, and is responsible for Masterplanning. From 2002-2005 he was the responsible Design Architect for the Main-Gate project of the Basel Campus.
From 2006-2016 Marco was responsible Design Architect for the conversion of the Abadia Retuerta into a Luxury Hotel, Spain. In 2014, he was made Global Novartis Chief Architect.
Oliver Heath Director, Oliver Heath Design
Oliver Heath is an Architectural and Interior Designer and a recognised global expert in Biophilic Design. His work is expressed in number of mediums including the built environment, writing and the media; having worked for a number of television channels including BBC, ITV channel 4 and the National Geographic channel. His last book Urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) sold over 30,000 copies in 6 languages. He has acted as a spokesperson for the likes of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and is currently a Biophilic Design Ambassador for Interface.×
17 September | 6pm - 8pm
AECOM, Aldgate Tower
2 Leman Street
London E1 8FA
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