A Photo Recap of our DC Work Design TALK

Guests mingle in RTKL’s DC office before the TALK begins. All photos by Erin Kelleher.

Last week, we assembled a panel of experts to discuss designing for employee engagement at RTKL’s DC office. A special thank you to our panelists: Jim Allegro of FOX Architects, Stephanie Douglass of Teknion, Pablo Quintana of VOA, and Jodi Williams of RTKL.

The discussion was moderated by Bob Fox, and conversation flowed from four prompts: How to design for a fluid workforce; how to integrate the idea of the third place into the workplace; how to help employees to establish a sense of place in a free address environment; and how to connect people in the workplace, even if they are working from different locations. Scroll down for our photographic recap and choice quotes from the TALK.

Our own Bob Fox moderated the discussion. Photo by Erin Kelleher.
Bob Fox kicks off the discussion.
"Thirty-one percent of work is done outside of the office," said Jodi Williams, on the importance of designing for an increasingly fluid workforce.
“Thirty-one percent of work is done outside of the office,” said Jodi Williams, on the importance of designing for an increasingly fluid workforce.
"Employee engagement goes a lot deeper than space," said Jim Allegro.
“Employee engagement goes a lot deeper than space,” said Jim Allegro.
VOA's Pablo Quintana (left) reminded the crowd that today's "clients absolutely want the flexibility to express themselves in the workplace."
VOA’s Pablo Quintana (left) reminded the crowd that today’s clients “absolutely want the flexibility to express themselves in the workplace.”
Teknion's Stephanie Douglass showed an image of an office worker, circa 1985, on the screen. She called it her "employee in beta." Now, we can fit all of the papers and antiquated devices pictured on his desk in our pocket.
Teknion’s Stephanie Douglass (left) showed an image of an office worker, circa 1985, on the screen. She called him her “employee in beta.” Now, we can fit all of the papers and antiquated devices pictured on his desk in our pocket.
Nobody left hungry, thanks to RTKL’s generosity!
A very special thank you to our event sponsors:
Kimball Office
Masland Contract
re|DISTRICT
RTKL
FOX Architects
OEII + Allsteel
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