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Workplace Interiors: What will bring us back to the office in 2022?

About this event

As the world keeps changing and evolving, the questions around the future office remain. Organisations are planning and preparing for the workplaces to answer the needs of the hybrid workforce, driving designers to consider the deeper considerations for a successful workspace.

The physical workplace remains relevant, but its ultimate success relies on quality and a further leaning into the reasons why an employee chooses to come into the office instead of staying at home. This new era of workplace design requires flexibility in combination with a capacity to curate the workplace to align with the needs of its users.

Join us in this conversation with industry leaders for an insight into their work to craft an exceptional and holistic employee and customer experience.

In this session we focus on designing diverse and quality workspace that allows hybrid work to be integrated, efficient yet personal. Following main presentations we invite the audience feedback and questions for discussion.


GUEST SPEAKER INFORMATION

BRONWYN MCCOLL

Principal and Workplace Design Leader (Melbourne), Woods Bagot

Across all sectors, conventional approaches to interior design are giving way to more inspired, cross-sector design driven by a focus on user experience and changes in client ambitions. A designer who understands the value of combining strategic thinking and cross sector influences to create meaningful experiences is Woods Bagot principal Bronwyn McColl.

Bronwyn’s design career comprehensively spans any sector where user experience is paramount, and nowhere more so than spaces where commerce, culture and retail converge. Her workplace experience includes the recently completed Gilbert and Tobin workplace fit out in Melbourne, Aurecon King 25 (housed in Australia’s tallest and largest engineered-timber office building, Brisbane) and 1 William Street, Brisbane – a project that heralds the most significant change in government workplace in a generation with 41 levels of open-plan workplace accommodating nearly 7,000 employees.

Bronwyn heads up Woods Bagot’s workplace design portfolio in Melbourne. She is currently leading design teams on the NDIA Workplace portfolio, a mixed-use commercial tower in Auckland, a Monash University workplace and with clients on strategic briefing.

JAMES CALDER

Global Director, ERA-co

James Calder is a practitioner, facilitator, author, and part-time educator interested in all facets of the strategy, design and use of the learning and workplace environment. He has extensive experience in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific with the world’s preeminent organisations across many education types and most business sectors including broad experience with the public sector.

Exemplar projects such as NAB’s 700 Bourke Street, and Macquarie’s Shelley Street and 50 Martin Place have been driven by James’ design thinking. He also works for developers and owners of real estate to design the next generation of buildings for the information age. He has worked with a number of government development agencies such as the Hong Kong Science Park, Tonsley and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority to assist in the economic development of precincts and regions. At a smaller scale he has worked with global furniture companies on new products such as for Poltrona Frau.

James has undertaken building and master plan briefing and planning projects with many Australian Universities including Adelaide , Melbourne, NSW and Deakin Universities. He has also worked for European institutions including Cambridge University and Trinity College Dublin. He has a wide-ranging understanding of specialist facilities such as The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) in Adelaide.

Hosted by

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    Kate Meshcheryakova Events and Client Engagement @ Sculptform

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    James Calder Global Director @ ERA-co

    James Calder is a practitioner, facilitator, author, and part-time educator interested in all facets of the strategy, design and use of the learning and workplace environment. He has extensive experience in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific with the world’s preeminent organisations.

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    Blake Proud Business Development Manager @ Sculptform

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    Bronwyn McColl Principal and Workplace Design Leader (Melbourne) @ Woods Bagot

    Bronwyn heads up Woods Bagot’s workplace design portfolio in Melbourne. She is currently leading design teams on the NDIA Workplace portfolio, a mixed-use commercial tower in Auckland, a Monash University workplace and with clients on strategic briefing.

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