Elise Shapiro is a contributing editor. Little did she know that her first job, in the facilities department at Ralston Purina, while obtaining her M. Arch at Washington University, in St. Louis would foreshadow where her career would lead. She has always been a strong advocate for providing the best possible spaces for people to work – where aesthetics meet function and drive business success.
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Hosting meetings in old-fashioned boardrooms is a ritual that hasn’t changed since the early days of Mad Men’s Don Draper. But now this office tradition is finally changing, reports Commercial Real Estate, with the emergence of special spaces dedicated to clients that encourage less formal interaction and more genuine team-work.
With more companies being concerned with the long-term wellbeing of workers, Propmodothinks they should turn their attention to design thinking, an approach that uses storytelling to make ideas and products more relatable to consumers.
Hospitality Design rounds up some trendy recently designed offices including Yeti, Amazon and more.
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