Good Design Is Good Business:
Creating Impactful, Modern Workplace Designs

Jul 17 2017
2:15 pm
CU Denver College of Architecture and Planning
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Good Design Is Good Business:
Creating Impactful, Modern Workplace Designs

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The modern workplace continues to face the challenges of an ever-changing world and needs to meet them with new and innovative design. Whether you’re a company of 5, or 500, the design of your work environment has the potential to recruit, retain, inspire, reinforce your company’s brand, and even improve your health and productivity. But how do you achieve these goals at an attainable price point?

This panel will explore new workplace challenges, like how businesses adapt to an influx of millennials and digital natives by changing workplace design; workplace trends and resources within a broader context of attainable products like Knoll’s new line of functional, well-designed, lower price-point office solutions; and design strategies to create an affordable, sophisticated workplace of the future.

Traci Lounsbury is the president and co-founder of ELEMENTS and under her leadership, the company has become one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Colorado with revenues topping $70 million annually.
Melissa Regan is the Regional Director at Knoll for the Denver & Phoenix region.  Melissa is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Pauline Bargell joined OfficeScapes after more than 20 years in various positions with Steelcase Inc. Her experience has included sales performance and training as well as servicing corporate clients. As a dealer business manager, she served as the link between Steelcase and clients, connecting research, application and design for Steelcase products. She has been a recognized and frequent speaker at numerous industry organizations and events.
Abbie Reece started her professional career with Gensler in Denver before joining Open Studio Architecture in 2012 – A start up firm formed in an effort to provide a new platform for our industry, and a new way of approaching the business of architecture + interiors.
Lynn Coit is founder and president of Elsy Studios and president elect of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Colorado Chapter. Within Elsy Studios, Lynn has promoted a culture of inclusivity and diversity. Women and minorities currently make up 92 percent of the firm’s staff.