As the landscape of work shifts to accommodate more mobility and flexibility, co-working has become more and more popular. This model, which brings together a variety of individuals and organizations to share a workspace, is intended to encourage knowledge sharing and community-building among professionals who would not otherwise be connected. It is changing the traditional way we look at the relationship between space and professional communities. How can architecture and design accommodate these trends and prepare for a more flexible future? How might architects themselves be using diverse work environments to leverage the benefits for doing their own work? We must be equipped to design for clients who desire facilitation of greater connection, communication and choice, in a variety of environments. This session will explore the evolution of coworking and its impact on both what and how we might be designing in the future.
Rosemarie Ryan, Founder, co:collective
Bill Dowzer, Principle, BVN
Pay Wu, Vice President, Global Business Divison, American Express
Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA, Founder and CEO, PLASTARC