April 20, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 PM

A fundamental goal for building industry professionals is to create spaces in which people innovate, collaborate and thrive. New untethered work styles, and new tools for collaboration are driving the creation of innovative workplace paradigms. Industry professionals need robust tools and methods to evaluate evolving workplace strategies in terms of productivity, health and satisfaction. In this half-day onsite and webinar event, a panel of workplace specialists described practices they have used to understand how workplaces work for stakeholders: research methods, evaluation tools, examples from case studies, and theories related to human-building interactions and environmental psychology.

The Center for the Built Environment and Livable Analytics hosted the Webinar Series on Workplace Performance, Design, and Evaluation: a free seminar/webinar series exploring the perspectives of building occupants, and presenting tools and strategies to create and support successful workplaces. This event was the first of the webinar series, and was hosted on April 20, 2016.

Speakers and Presentations

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    Sally Augustin, PhD

    Environmental Psychologist and Principal at Design With Science

    Presentation: Evaluating the New Workplace: What, Why, and How To

    Sally Augustin is a practicing environmental/ design psychologist. She has extensive experience integrating insights drawn from psychology, other social and physical sciences, and project-specific research. This work informs her recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical experiences. Her clients include manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe, and Asia. Sally is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the editor of Research Design Connections, where she writes widely on science-based design.

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    Janice Barnes, PhD, LEED AP

    Principal and Global Discipline Leader for Planning and Strategies, Perkins+Will

    Presentation: Evaluating the New Workplace: Theories, Tools, and Case Studies

    Janice Barnes has over 25 years of experience bridging practice with research, working with a wide range of clients to help them to define and achieve their workplace performance goals. Internationally recognized, Janice leads the Perkins+Will Planning+Strategies group, a global network of consultants in workplace, education, science and resiliency. Most recently she has worked with the University of California San Francisco on its Alternative Workplace Research program and with KPMG on a +5-year study of Workplace of the Future.

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    Lindsay T. Graham, PhD

    Research Lead, Center for the Built Environment / Livable Analytics

    Presentation: Evaluating the New Workplace

    Lindsay T. Graham is a psychometrician and social psychologist who specializes in the assessment of individuals in their daily environments. Lindsay co-leads the work of Livable Analytics, an in-house venture which provides a set of occupant survey tools to assess and understand occupant satisfaction and interaction within the built environment. Lindsay’s work spans the fields of psychology, engineering, architecture and human-computer mediated interactions. Lindsay received her PhD in personality and social psychology from UT Austin.

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    Kevin Kelly, RA

    Director of Workplace Programs, US General Services Administration

    Presentation: Co-creating the New Federal Workplace

    Kevin Kelly has been a licensed architect since 1982, and practiced nationally and internationally before coming to GSA in 1989. He helped establish GSA’s Design Excellence Program, and provided design guidance ranging from 115 child care centers, to numerous office buildings, to ten federal courthouses. Since 2005 he has been key to the government’s drive to better align its real estate footprint with its 21st-century mission — providing benefits for taxpayers as the footprint decreases, and for workers as quality increases. Kevin holds a BS in Architecture from Catholic University, and a Master’s of Architecture from Virginia Tech.

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