The status quo in workplace design leaves most occupants disconnected from nature. An early movement towards biophilic design is happening, but many early adopters have not gone much further than a signature “green wall” in their incorporation of biophilia. Google’s Real Estate & Workplace Services (REWS) Team is challenged to create amazing work environments that inspire and energize Googlers to be at their best every day. In support of this mission, the REWS team created Google’s Biophilic Design Framework. This new framework was piloted in Google’s new “Bakery Square 2.0” expansion in Pittsburgh, which is targeting certification under LEED v4 ID+C.
To learn more about this, and why ethnography, workplace strategy, and workshops were leveraged to understand the organization’s culture and workspace needs, come see Pete Jefferson at the Green Build Conference in October. Pete will present this topic along with Kate Malmgren, REWS [e]Team Design and Construction at Google Inc., and Connor Glass, Associate Principal at Perkins Eastman Architects at Green Build, on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 2 pm.
The presenters will also detail how and why ethnography, workplace strategy, and workshops were leveraged to understand the organization’s culture and workspace needs.
- Level 300 – Application/Implementation
- GBCI Credit Hours:
- AIA Credit Hours:
- 1 LU|HSW
- Well/LEED Specific:
- LEED Specific: ID+C