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7.04 Go-bility: Designing & Managing Space on the Go

Thursday, April 4, 2013
8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Track: Change Management
Format: Interactive Presentation
Knowledge Level: 200 level
Session Description: With more and more companies looking to increase the mobility of their work force, whether through alternative workspaces or telecommuting, there are new challenges the facilities, real estate, HR and IT teams need to face.  Address issues ranging from finding the right candidates and establishing the guidelines; to enabling remote access and changing the way we manage people. Discover how to design and assign space, and how we track, monitor and manage it.
Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the impact the mobility worker will have on the workplace.
  • Learn how to design and manage space for a mobile workforce.
  • Identify potential challenges and solutions that come with the new demands of the workspace.
  • Learn to identify and implement a new work environment to meet these demands.
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    Kay Sargent, ASID, IIDA, CID, LEED® AP ID+C
    Vice President of Architecture, Design and Workplace Strategies

    Kay Sargent joined Teknion in August of 2011, bringing more than 26 years of experience in the interiors industry; most recently as principal for Interior Architects of Washington, D.C., where she spearheaded the office’s business operations, workplace strategies and the management of key clients, both corporate and government. Kay studied interiors at Virginia Commonwealth University and environmental design at Parsons School of Design in New York. She has a BFA in interiors from VCU. After graduating, Kay worked with Eaton Design Group to integrate CADD into their practice. After establishing a successful CADD practice there, Kay moved to Peck–Peck and Associates to work on large-scale corporate, educational and government projects as vice president of interiors. In 2003 Kay took a position with IA Interior Architects, where she has developed their corporate, government and workplace strategies practices nationally and globally. As a practicing design professional for 26 years, Kay has insight into the challenges facing organizations and their workplaces. Her work has taken her to multiple continents where she has worked with several Fortune 500 companies on their global real estate strategies and designing the workplace of the future. Kay has served on the international boards of IIDA, NCQLP and NCIDQ. She is an active member of CREW, CoreNET and IFMA, and lectures regularly at international conference on subjects related to design, strategies and the future of work. She has also taught courses at the university level, including serving as an adjunct professor at Marymount University and George Washington University, and sits on the advisory boards for the Interior Design programs at NVCC and Virginia Tech. Kay has authored several articles and white papers and is an award-winning designer.

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