Start Date: 10/19/2021 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/19/2021 12:30 PM EDT
Work and place have become uncoupled. Though there were signs pre-pandemic that this shift was coming, it has been accelerated to meet the gravity of this moment. Spending an extended amount of time working at home has led to new workplace design approaches that address some of the shortcomings that had begun to emerge previously—such as over-densification, a lack of both adequate focus and collaborative space and poor deployment of technology. This session will explore the findings from Gensler’s research on how workforce views are shifting, and the tools, technologies, and amenities that can best balance real estate performance with personal well-being and purpose. Michael and Linda will share local case studies that exemplify how buildings and workplaces are adapting to meet evolving market demands and employee expectations.
Linda Pileggi, NCIDQ, Associate, Design Director
Linda is a multidisciplinary design leader with a laser focus on accomplishing her clients’ goals. As a design director, she is a steward of a collaborative culture in which teammates and the client feel comfortable challenging one another to strive for transformative outcomes. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the Philadelphia University and is an active member of the International Interior Design Association. Linda was selected as one of Gensler’s “NextGen” leaders and participated in a program to develop up-and-coming talent as the next generation of leadership for the firm. She is a frequent speaker and moderator on topics related to client relationships and how design thinking equips individuals and organizations to recalibrate and rethink the challenges of today’s ever-changing world, and has spoken at the B.PHL Innovation Festival since 2019.
Michael Resnic, AIA, IIDA, LEED® AP, Senior Associate, Co-Managing Director
As co-managing director, project director, and architect in Gensler’s Philadelphia office, Michael’s industry knowledge of workplace environments, diverse portfolio of architectural project types, and commitment to design excellence ensure successful projects. Michael has a wide range of experience across the country on corporate workplace, educational, pharmaceutical, and financial service firm projects, particularly in the Philadelphia market. His strong background in project execution, management, and quality assurance allows him to efficiently guide diverse and technically challenging projects for his clients.