WEBINAR:
TECHNOLOGY
DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR A POST-COVID WORLD

The recent launch of Gensler’s latest Design Forecast underscores the important role human-centered design solutions can play in facilitating reconnection in a post-COVID world. People have always been at the center of the tech workplace, but in a post-pandemic reality, what will be the role of the office for tech companies? Now, as a hybrid model for work is embraced, the tech office will be designed for collaboration, centered on purpose, and optimized for inclusive experiences.

In this webinar, Gensler’s Technology Sector Leaders Nena Martin and Brian Stromquist share how they are working with some of the world’s largest tech companies to reimagine the future of their workplaces. The conversation focuses on how the workplace ecosystem is no longer just about the physical workplace, but instead, it’s an intelligent network that links place, culture, policy, and technology.

The tech experts offer insights into what real investment strategies will rise to the top as we begin to return to the office — including growing momentum behind hub-and-spoke models, reallocating space types, and impactful approaches to creating a “first floor” experience to engage the wider community. A panel discussion follows, led by Gensler’s Director of Connected Experiences Lee Billington, regional Design Experience Leader Kelly Dubisar, Gensler Chicago Co-Managing Director Todd Heiser, and Global Design Resilience Co-Leader Gail Napell.

Watch the webinar and download Gensler’s Design Forecast 2021 to uncover key design trends for the tech workplace that can promote innovation, purpose-driven work, and inclusive, collaborative experiences in the hybrid future.

PRESENTERS
Nena Martin
Nena co-leads Gensler’s Technology workplace practice and is also the Director of Workplace at Gensler Austin. She brings more than 25 years of interior architecture and design experience, strengthened by her leadership skills and strong client relationships. Nena’s breadth of experience in the tech industry spans clients including Apple, Google, Facebook, Dell, and more. Nena is based in Austin. Contact her at .
Brian Stromquist
Brian co-leads Gensler’s Technology workplace practice, where he works with tech companies at all scales to create spaces of purpose and delight. With a background in architecture and literature, he brings a mix of design strategy and storytelling to clients like Instagram, Postmates, PlayStation, SoFi, and Brex. Brian is based in San Francisco. Contact him at .

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DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR A POST-COVID WORLD

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