On Thursday, September 17, national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann and The Urban Land Institute – Western New York (ULI – WNY) hosted Redefining the Future of Workplace and Building Design, a virtual panel discussion about the future of the physical workplace for businesses post-COVID-19.
The largest event in ULI WNY and Bergmann’s combined history, the event drew registration from over 300 design and business professionals. “This level of interest highlights just how imperative it is to shift our thinking in how we design our places of work,” states Kelly Jahn, Senior Interior Architect at Bergmann and event panelist. “As was highlighted in the dialogue and questions from attendees, the pandemic has amplified and expedited previously-identified trends, such as remote work, coworking and a focus on employee wellbeing.”
The discussion among the five-person expert panel touched on a range of topics including:
The event was moderated by Suzanne Lefebvre, Project Interior Designer at Bergmann, and brought together an impressive group of panelists: