Work from Home in the Office: The Restoration Threshold and how to leverage Biophilia in the Hybrid Workplace
Date & Time
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Jonce Walker
As the definition of work continues to evolve post-pandemic, employers are eager to entice workers back into in-person office environments to encourage collaboration, develop a community, and optimize workflow. Despite these conscious efforts, the question of how to ease the transition, making it less distressing for employees, is pressing. Transitioning to the daily hassle of commuting, whether through car traffic or busy subway cars, moving from a daylit desk to a artificially-lit workstation, or adjusting from having your own personal thermostat to a freezing open office, are all factors causing employees to second guess why going to the office should be a daily hassle. Through biophilic design interventions (daylighting, acoustic, calming tones, etc), designers can work alongside companies to facilitate an easier back-to-work transition, creating a restorative experience for employees. This session will use examples from BEYOND- and HLW-designed projects ] that utilize biophilic design to draw back employees and enhance the workspace for future employees. Participants will also gain an understanding of how certain LEED credits and WELL features can help leverage biophilic strategies to create that ‘work-from-home’ environment modern employees seek.
Session Type
Table Talk
Main Hall