Industry News: The Oval Office Desks of Presidents Past

Our weekly round up of workplace news from around the web. 

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  • House Beautiful shares a look back at the desks used by past presidents – and the one that is now part of President Joe Biden’s workspace.
  • Work is on the brink of a revolution, reports the World Economic Forum, and we need office buildings to match.
  • If smart buildings are to capitalize on renewed relevance post-COVID, Frame says they’re going to need to get better at collecting and responding to our data.
  • Fledgling architectural union United Voices of the World – Section of Architectural Workers (UVW-SAW) has reported that some of its members had effectively ‘walked out’ after being told they could not work remotely, despite the national lockdown and sky-high COVID-19 infection rates, shares Architects’ Journal.
  • Daily Commercial News asks: What is to become of vacant and under-utilized retail and commercial spaces across Canada created by the impact of COVID-19? It’s an unavoidable dilemma for owners and landlords and one that affects the building industry.
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