The Evolving Workplace: How Innovation is Shifting Commercial Office Development


How and where we work is changing. They are a central part of corporate strategy to gain competitive advantage in the 21st century. Positioning the commercial office asset type to attract forward-thinking tenants and investors is essential. This panel will look at the factors shaping workplace design and how they influence productivity, performance, efficiency, and wellness. What strategies are developers and investors pursuing to understand and leverage innovation and technology in office buildings? What is the effect of these spaces on the urban economy?

Panel Director:
Andrew Wade (MDes '18)

Dr. Jesse M. Keenan, Lecturer in Architecture and Real Estate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Andrew Laing, Head of Workplace Strategy and Design of Bridgewater Associates
Thomas Vecchione, Director of Workplace Strategy and Headquarters Planning, Gensler
Peter Miscovich, Managing Director of JLL
Tim Rowe, Founder and CEO of Cambridge Innovation Center