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Trends + Tensions presented by BHDP
33 minutes | 13 days ago
Connecting to Community with Fifth Third Bank
Valerie Garrett, Director of Workplace Design at Fifth Third Bank, and Chris Collett, Senior Architect for Workplace at BHDP, join Trends + Tensions to discuss Fifth Third Bank’s Project Connect in its hometown headquarters of Cincinnati, OH, adjacent to the city’s historic Fountain Square. The story of this multi-year, complex project offers listeners a masterclass in approaching a project that involves the community from the outset.
31 minutes | a month ago
The Resilient Workplace: The Long View
After more than 50 Corporate Real Estate Executives gathered virtually for a BHDP roundtable, a universal truth emerged from the discussion. The way we work is changing—now it's up to us to embrace this design opportunity for the workplace of the 21st century. BHDP Lead Architect Amy Malmstrom and Workplace Market Leader Drew Suszko join host Brian Trainer to explore new ways of thinking to tackle the design challenges that have emerged or accelerated due to the pandemic.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Building Excitement Through Purposeful Design
Of the three elements of Purposeful Design, we have discussed the empathetic side—now we're delving into the exciting element. Stacy Siegel, Vice President of Design and Construction with JPMorgan Chase, and Samantha Delabar, Workplace Design Leader at BHDP, join host Brian Trainer to explore building excitement through Purposeful Design. Our guests use the lens of the recent JPMorgan Chase renovation in Columbus, OH, and its dynamic amenity spaces that evoke excitement and draw employees together.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
From Clicks to Bricks
When digitally native, direct-to-consumer brands make the transition to brick-and-mortar stores, it's known in the retail industry as the "Clicks to Bricks" (C2B) movement. But how do retailers know if it's right for them to make this leap, and more importantly, how do they ensure they are successful? In this episode, Camille Kress, VP of Growth Labs for C2B retailer Adore Me, joins Declan McCormack, Retail Client Leader, and Host Brian Trainer to discuss learnings from their journey in this booming category. Moreover, Declan shares the shopper perspective based on a nationwide shopper survey that BHDP initiated with the help of an independent, market research firm.
31 minutes | 3 months ago
Designing with Empathy
When designing for people, designing with empathy is an integral component of the design process. Asking questions and listening before identifying the needs of the client is at the heart of this approach. In this episode, we are joined by Shannon Skaggs, President of Quantum Health, as well as BHDP's Samantha Delabar, Workplace Design Leader, and Bill Thiemann, Director of Experiential Graphic Design. They discuss the many ways empathy informs design and how it can be a crucial element to enhance the work our clients, like Quantum Health, do every day.
35 minutes | 4 months ago
BHDP Design Leaders Samantha Delabar and Tom Arends join the podcast to discuss Purposeful Design, a new methodology at BHDP. This new concept of architectural design leverages the strengths of key ideas from design thinking as well as experiential and emotional design to positively impact the environments and behaviors within a space. Samantha and Tom walk host Brian Trainer through the inception of this concept and how takes BHDP another step closer to realizing our brand promise: Design for People.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Potential Futures for the Workplace
With the global coronavirus pandemic extending indefinitely, it is unlikely that we will ever return to the workplace as we once knew it. Informed by hundreds of conversations with clients across a host of industries, Drew Suszko, Client Leader, Architect, and frequent contributor to the Trends + Tensions series joins host Brian Trainer to offer several premises for the future of work.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Starting with Sustainability
The One Toyota North America project is one of Toyota’s most sustainable projects in their portfolio. This episode, we’ve assembled some of the key players from this project to discuss how they reached Toyota’s lofty sustainability goals, known as the Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050, and what companies just starting out in their sustainability journey can do to reach their objectives. Vaughn Engler of Noresco, Pat Murphy of NV5 Engineering, and Daniel Lessing of BHDP tell the amazing story of how the LEED Platinum project came to be.
26 minutes | 5 months ago
Return to Workplace in the Midst of a Crisis
Carrie Beidleman, a Senior Interior Designer for BHDP, has curated research surrounding COVID-19 and crisis management over the last few months. In this episode, Host Brian Trainer and Carrie get to the heart of those learnings and find commonalities many industries are facing—from workplace to retail. In efforts to prepare ourselves and our clients for the future, the insights from Carrie's research have served as a valuable roadmap for BHDP.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
The Workplace Paradigm Shift
We learned and adapted to new ways of working overnight. Now workplaces are reopening and looking for long-term solutions. As organizations transition in this period, we're examining, "What is the future of work?" T. Patrick Donnelly of BHDP and his long-time collaborator Joel Ratekin of TD Ameritrade bring their expertise to the table. Leaders in workplace strategy, the two discuss what they've seen put into practice and their theories for what is next in workplace.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
The Resilient Workplace: In Action
After BHDP virtually assembled 60+ corporate real estate professionals to discuss the future of the post-COVID-19 workplace, we're following up to learn their key takeaways and practical applications. Paul Barbeau, Senior Global Director of Corporate Facilities for Dow, joins the podcast to discuss the insights he found most valuable as he and his team plan for the more than 8 million SF that Dow operates globally.
29 minutes | 6 months ago
The Resilient Workplace
After more than 60 corporate real estate professionals convened virtually to discuss the future of work post-COVID-19, BHDP has brought their insights and key findings to share in this latest episode. Host Brian Trainer leads the discussion on the immediate, short-, and long-term implications for the workplace. Workplace Client Leaders T. Patrick Donnelly and Dominic Iacobucci, the leaders of the second virtual roundtable in the series The Resilient Workplace, join the conversation.
30 minutes | 7 months ago
The Student Experience—Moving Forward
As higher education leaders discover what their "new normal" will be, BHDP Client Leaders spoke with the ultimate end user—the students—to learn what they want out of their college experience post-COVID-19. Host Brian Trainer chats with Tom Sens and David Prevette on student surveys and virtual focus groups they have hosted to help higher education leaders navigate the new normal as we all move forward.
39 minutes | 8 months ago
Real-Time Innovation: Ideating the Future
Partnering with the University of Cincinnati, BHDP developed a course focusing on the future of work. Over several years, the course has evolved in format, but one element remains true: the necessity to embrace ambiguity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the course was temporarily moved to remote instruction, similar to distributed work in the workplace. Associate Professor Aaron Bradley joins Workplace Client Leader Dominic Iacobucci and Host Brian Trainer to discuss the evolution of the course and the real-time innovation happening amid the pandemic.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
The Role of Physical Space in Corporate Learning and Development
When it comes to learning and professional development, space matters. Whether that is in the corporate office or home office, creating a physical space that supports and nurtures growth is essential for employee success. We welcome two Chief Learning Officers—Lisa Gary of Trane Technologies and Dr. Heidi Scott of HR.com—to discuss how companies can create learning ecosystems in person and remotely to build effective teams. Host Brian Trainer and Workplace Client Leader Chris LaPata round out the timely conversation.
40 minutes | 8 months ago
Remote Work | A Paradigm Shift
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the world has found itself in a forced social experiment—namely, working from home. In this special edition of Trends + Tensions, BHDP's Dominic Iacobucci, Drew Suszko, and Brian Trainer revisit the Nine Remote Work Guidelines we developed over three years ago. From three remote locations, they test the relevance of these guidelines against the realities of the present day. We encourage you to listen and share your experiences with us as we unpack a paradigm shift in real time.
36 minutes | 8 months ago
From 40k SF to 10k SF: The Evolution of Groceries
With limitless meal options from the likes of Amazon, HelloFresh, delivery, and more, grocery stores are finding new ways to attract shoppers and build loyalty. Arthur Ackles, VP of Merchandising and Buying for Roche Brothers Supermarkets and Brothers Marketplace, offers first-hand experience with trends and traditions from his more than 30 years of experience in the grocery industry. BHDP's Retail Market Leader Andrew McQuilkin, who has worked with Arthur over 15 years, joins the conversation with insights on store design. Listen and subscribe!
36 minutes | 9 months ago
The Leadership Exchange
What happens when we cross industry lines to have tough conversations and no longer hide behind the status quo? Lynn Metz of Haworth started an exchange program that does just that for the architecture, interior design, and real estate industries. She joins host Brian Trainer as well as contributors Rex Miller of Mindshift and Patrick Donnelly of BHDP to discuss the revelatory and sometimes surprising findings of the exchange.
43 minutes | 9 months ago
The Future of Academic Libraries
Libraries serve communities in immeasurable ways. Designing a space that meets a myriad of needs and functions is no easy feat. Hear veteran librarians Rebecca Lubas, Dean of Central Washington University Libraries, and Bruce Massis, Director of Columbus State Community College Libraries, discuss the evolving trends and tensions of academic libraries. Higher Education Client Leader Tom Sens, who has designed academic libraries for numerous universities, also weighs in.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Change Your Space, Change Your Culture
Consider your company’s culture. What made you successful today? What can you use to be successful in the future? And how does your office space factor into all of this? Rex Miller, founder of Mindshift, and Patrick Donnelly, Workplace Client Leader, weigh in on the convergence of a company’s culture and the workspace. Miller is the author of several books in which Donnelly has contributed, including “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture” and “The Healthy Workplace Nudge” (featured in season one, episodes one and two).
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