The recent launch of Gensler’s latest Design Forecast underscores the importance of reconnection in a post-COVID world. What are tenants looking for in the post-pandemic office? As hybrid work styles are adopted and office workers look for a more purposeful trip to the office, tomorrow’s workplace will be a place where health and wellness, sustainability, and social responsibility are the essential drivers.

In this webinar, Gensler’s Office Buildings and Repositioning experts, including Ian Zapata, Sheryl Schulze, Duncan Lyons, and Darrel Fullbright, present design strategies that building owners and developers can leverage to attract new tenants to their buildings — from hospitality and wellness-focused outdoor areas to social zones to mobility-ready ground floor spaces. A panel discussion follows, led by Gensler Global Workplace Leader Janet Pogue McLaurin and Office Buildings Resilience Leader Jim Stanislaski.

As the pandemic has paved the way for shifts in global work patterns and led to the adoption of new behaviors, technologies, and ways of working, the reimagined office paradigm must support collaboration and in-person interaction like never before. In this conversation, Gensler’s experts explain how the physical office will play a more central role in creating more connected, equitable experiences for people, organizations, and communities in a post-COVID world.

Download Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 to discover more trends and strategies for transforming existing office buildings and creating new office developments that are centered on fostering human-experience design, promoting wellness and sustainability, and engaging with the greater community.

Sheryl Schulze
Sheryl leads Gensler's Office Building Repositioning + Landlord Services practice and brings more than 35 years of experience in strategic planning and design, with particular expertise in repositioning, relocation, and renovation. She is a trusted advisor to her clients, providing the insight and guidance needed in the redevelopment of real estate portfolios and driving experiential solutions. Working regionally and globally, Sheryl helps clients develop strategies that address human capital, place, brand, and relevance. Sheryl is based in Gensler's Chicago office and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Harrington Institute of Interior Design. Her achievements include Harrington Alumni of the year 2016, past United Way of Metro Chicago Co-Chair | Women United, and former Chicago Building Congress Executive Board Member. Shery is Board Chair for Humble Design in Chicago and a National Board member. Sheryl is a frequent speaker on repositioning. Contact her at .
Darrel Fullbright
Darrel is a principal and design director who helps lead Gensler’s Office Buildings Development practice. A true client partner and advocate, he leads projects of various types and sizes, building a strong reputation as a strategic thinker in the real estate industry. Darrel is based in San Diego, where he helped grow the office into the area’s largest architectural practice. Contact him at .
Ian Zapata
Ian is a design director and a global leader in Repositioning & Landlord Services at Gensler. Through Ian’s experience and tenure, he has always asserted that great design matters, and this is showcased through projects such as 400 Record, Verizon’s Hidden Ridge mixed-use campus, and the repositioning of several urban buildings to transform the future of cities. He is based in Dallas. Contact him at .
Duncan Lyons
Duncan is a design director and a leader in Gensler’s Office Buildings Development practice. He has over three decades of experience designing award-winning buildings for a variety of institutional and commercial clients in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is based in Washington, D.C. Contact him .

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