The Office is Not Dead: The Post Pandemic Workplace
Bernkopf Goodman LLP invites you to join attorney Eric Allon, commercial real estate partner, as he leads a conversation, The Office is Not Dead: The Post Pandemic Workplace, with a panel of guests from the architecture and interior design firm SGA.
As companies begin to reopen, many are looking at how to design a safe workspace for the post-pandemic era. Gable Clarke, IIDA, NCIDQ, LEED AP, Jen Gregoire, NCIDQ, IIDA, and Michael Schroeder, CCM will discuss:
- Why return to the office if remote work is successful?
- Current + evolving office trends.
- How companies will address reentry.
- COVID-19 as a disrupter to office workspaces: what are the opportunities
- How company culture can bridge the physical and virtual space.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9:00 am.
Webinar is free; Registration required.
Eric R. Allon, Host
Eric has been recognized as a thought leader in real estate, has written extensively and has been a speaker and moderator on numerous panels, including being a Ted-Style speaker at the Corenet Global Summit at the Hynes Auditorium.
Eric’s principal practice areas are real estate and business law, with particular emphasis on commercial leasing, the acquisition, management and sale of properties, financing transactions and commercial loan workouts. His clients include commercial landlords, office tenants, restaurant and retail operators, fiduciaries, brokers, and lawyers.
As the head of SGA’s interior design practice, Gable is responsible for project oversight, client relations, business development, mentoring, and firm leadership. She also spearheads HR initiatives that enhance the company culture and employee retention.
Gable enjoys establishing trust with clients, developing camaraderie with industry peers and co-workers, and transforming spaces into inspiring environments. Her favorite project phase is discovery – when the team members roll up their sleeves and immerse themselves in a client’s culture.
Partner, Director of Virtual Design and Construction
When Fast Company selected SGA as one of the Most Innovative Companies in 2018, the publication identified the firm’s capabilities in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) as a key differentiator in scheduling and cost certainty. Michael played an instrumental role in attaining this honor: He has led the growth and development of the practice since 2014.
VDC is an ideal fit for Michael, who loves to discover and invent new technologies that enhance project outcomes. BIM underpins the programs he oversees, but he supplements the virtual world with face-to-face interactions to promote collaboration. At the beginning of every commission, he onboards the project team and hosts an Execution Success Planning session, during which participants determine the most effective methods of delivery. Other pillars of his methodology include co-location of the development, design, and construction partners; bespoke project dashboards; and a variety of teambuilding initiatives.
Jen joined SGA in 2015 because the firm’s work displayed variety and innovation – no two projects resembled one another. Today, Jen upholds the tradition of the individualized approach by delving into the culture and specific needs of each client. She likens this process to a quote by designer Andrew Alford: “We don’t start with pretty. We start with a story. Like an author writes a book, we always try to write the space first.” The results are influential, tailored designs with imaginative detailing that reflect successful problem-solving.