People are inherently connected to the built environment. The restaurants we dine in, the places we work, and the venues we frequent for entertainment all elicit a unique sentiment. This season on Connected by Design, architectural expert Jeff Gears interviews influential thought leaders from the commercial real estate industry to explore how and why physical spaces impact human emotions and behaviors, and how good design fosters that connection.
The Remote Work Revolution
Last season on Connected By Design, we had authentic conversations about how the COVID-19 pandemic brought the inherent connection to the built environment to light. Now, as we kick off season two, COVID-19 is loosening its grip and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Many organizations are transitioning back to their offices, but employee expectations for remote work have inflated. Join architectural expert Jeff Gears as he interviews BDH design experts Joyce Stupnik and Emily Marden to explore how the experiences of working and living have transformed as a result of the evolving remote work expectations.
Episode 10: Lisa
In the final episode of the first season of Connected by Design, architectural expert Jeff Gears talks to Lisa Christianson, President and Owner of Christianson & Company Commercial Real Estate Services. Jeff and Lisa have an in-depth conversation about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted various sectors of real estate, caused a reset in office design, building management and lease negotiations, and their predictions for the future.
Episode 9: Adam
Architectural expert Jeff Gears has a lively conversation with local artist and muralist Adam Turman about how art impacts a person's emotional connection to the built environment. As a talented artist with a bold style, Adam provides insight into how art inspires hope and allows people to momentarily escape reality.
Episode 8: Angela
Jeff has an intellectual conversation with healthcare expert Angela Moore about how the healthcare industry responded to the pandemic, the importance of adaptable space, and ways to maximize the patient and staff experience.
Episode 7: Nate
Architectural expert Jeff Gears has a candid conversation with Nate Erickson, Vice President of Brokerage Services at Transwestern, about the resilience of the industrial market, and the importance of creating workplaces that generate excitement in the users.
Episode 6: David
Architectural expert Jeff Gears talks to David Wellington, co-owner of St.Paul-based Wellington Management, a property management company with more than 100 properties in its Twin Cities portfolio. As a commercial real estate expert, David provides valuable insight from a building owner's perspective on how the pandemic has impacted the housing and office sectors.
This is so well edited and produced! Great conversations too.
Thanks Jeff and Greg for your insight!
Thanks for doing these podcasts and I have enjoyed the variety of guests you have had.