Reflecting on what we have all recently experienced, our physical relationship with the workplace has out of necessity become more fluid. However, we believe that this pandemic will be the catalyst that will accelerate positive change in workplace design.
This piece was co-authored by Jon Pickard, principal and co-founder of Pickard Chilton and Mark Gribbons, principal and design director at IA Interior Architects.
For millennia, humans have continually sought to present and define their visions for the future world. One of its most striking and imaginative aspects is the portrayal of the built environment in its many varied forms.
This proposal for the Office Building of the Future (OBF) offers the next step. While the design is grounded in the pragmatic realities of the most accurate and latest building science data available, it is nearly limitless in its potential configurations and bound only by imagination.
Douglas Spencer, an internationally renowned architectural theorist, has been named the next Pickard Chilton Professor in Architecture in the Iowa State University College of Design.
Spencer, an associate professor and director of graduate education in the ISU Department of Architecture, is widely recognized for his research and writing on the politics and theory of contemporary architecture.