• Cambridge Pitch Night

    This event will include a preview of the innovative programming Alley powered by (our client) Verizon will be implementing moving forward, one of Verizon’s signature Pitch Nights for entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to see the space before it opens and meet Verizon business leaders and investors in the Boston area.

    • Attending, Cambridge, MA
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  • Building The Cities of The Future

    With coworking spaces already operational in New York City and London, our client Verizon is now launching Washington D.C. This pre-launch event will explore what today’s American cities must do to become tomorrow's urban centers of innovation, safety, and sustainability.

    • Attending, Washington, D.C.
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  • Women of Valor Awards Tea

    Join Melissa Marsh and other leading women in real estate to support the St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters and contribute to helping New York's in-need.

    • Speaking, New York, NY
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  • Hindsight is 20/20: The Power of Post-Occupancy

    Hosted by the Social Science Research and Architecture Committee at the AIANY, this session examines the importance of collecting and analyzing social data and human performance measures through post-occupancy evaluations. By assessing the performance of architecture through more people-centric measures, designers can understand how their designs impact the 'user experience' of occupants, and advance their solutions to be more responsive to human needs.

    • Hosting, New York, NY
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  • Neocon 2017

    PLASTARC joins client West Elm Workspace to showcase new products and concepts informed by people-driven research at Neocon, the leading commercial design event.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • 12th Annual WANY Education Conference

    More and more corporations are learning from serviced office and coworking providers, incorporating these insights into their own spatial strategies. The PLASTARC team will explore this growing trend through case studies that illustrate how the these worlds are intersecting, changing the way we think about workplace, and what organizations are looking for in service providers.

    • Speaking, New York, NY
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  • FitCity 2017

    FitCity serves as a platform for exchanging ideas, informing strategies, and advancing a community of practice to promote health through the design of the built environment.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • MIT Architecture Alumni - Innovation + Technology: a Talk by Marcel Botha

    Marcel Botha, SMArchS '06 speaks to local alumni about his company, 10xBeta, which works in the technology and product development space.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • The Environmental Design Research Association Annual Conference

    PLASTARC explores tech & cultural forces underpinning design research and how to accommodate shifting occupant demands.

    • Presenting, Madison, WI
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  • Rebirth of the Office: Reimagining Corporate Real Estate

    Less bound by physical space, organizations are starting to rethink their spatial strategies - many adopting activity-based working, while others like Verizon are building their own internal coworking spaces. When the future is in flux, what are the right questions to ask when planning a corporate space strategy in a post-office age?

    PLASTARC explore what a cubicle-free future of work looks like, and whether workplaces will even be a part of it.

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    • Presenting, New York, NY
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  • DesignX Pitch and Demo Night

    The teams from the inaugural DesignX cohort present their pitches and product demonstrations. PLASTARC's Melissa Marsh is a mentor.

    • Mentoring, Cambridge, MA
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  • Global Coworking Unconference Conference

    GCUC (short for the Global Coworking Unconference Conference) takes on NYC and explores how coworking shapes the future of work, from real estate to technology to community.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • The global series 'Worktech' brings together NYC's forefront thinkers in workplace experience. Presenters and attendees discuss new strategies for advancing how and where organizations work.

    • Presenting, New York, NY
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  • Urban planners, technologists, community organization leaders, city officials and investors alike participated in the Smart Cities NYC conference in order to collectively discuss how technology can help cities become more livable, equitable and sustainable places to live and work.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • Hesitation and Constraints: Barriers to Social Research in Practice

    As the Social Science and Architecture Committee enters its second year, the theme of understanding how, where and why Social Science research is taking place has been an overarching theme. It is also critical to understand how, where and why it is not taking place, and in this panel discussion we will explore those areas, along with what the barriers are to using research.

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • Brand Partnerships with West Elm

    LMHQ, Ella Tay and Mo Mullen from (our client) West Elm, discuss three creative campaigns, exploring the who, what, when where, and why of building great brand collaborations.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • IFMA Facilities Fusion 2017

    PLASTARC explores how facility managers can leverage the increasingly ubiquitous digital layer of the built environment to build a strong case for their work as a force for both occupant and organizational satisfaction. With greater demand on the workspace as tool for enabling employee experience across digital and physical platforms, we discuss how building systems and location-based social tools enable facility managers to be the digital strategy experts of the built environment.

    • Speaking, Las Vegas, Nevada
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  • Wharton People Analytics Conference

    Leaders in the emerging field of people analytics share research on and applications for using social data to advance organizational decision making on topics of people, talent, and business.

    Read our thoughts on the 2016 Wharton People Analytics Conference.

    • Startup Competition Finalist, Philadelphia, PA
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  • DisruptCRE NYC 2017

    Technology is quickly changing the landscape of how the corporate real estate industry operates. DisruptCRE NYC connects commercial real estate professionals with emerging technologies and trends.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • CoreNet APAC Summit 2017

    The 2017 CoreNet Global Summit, hosted in Shanghai, focused on topics relating to coworking and the shared office industry that fit the conference’s overarching theme of "Transcending Boundaries." Conference discussions made it evident that corporate real estate professionals are looking toward coworking operators to learn from their approach to workplaces.

    • Speaking, Shanghai, China
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  • Exceptional Workplace User Experience (UX) Through Community Management

    Melissa Marsh, in partnership with IFMA's Workplace Evolutionaries, explores how community management, drawing from co-working, hospitality, and learning environments, has exciting applications for enabling occupant experience in corporate real estate.

    • Moderating, Webinar
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  • BRITE Conference

    BRITE, hosted by Columbia Business School's Center for Global Brand Leadership, promotes interdisciplinary perspectives on the changing landscape of media, technology, and customer experience.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • Leesman presents their latest findings on Activity Based Working, addressing components vital to its successful implementation and possible reasons for low adoption rates.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • Myth Busters: How Social Research Serves Different Typologies

    The AIANY Social Science and Architecture Committee converses on why clients of different building typologies approach the value of design and research differently. This myth-busting roundtable explores the powers and practices that fund, facilitate and flummox social researchers and designers.

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • MIT Venture Capital + Innovation Conference

    This event showcases the latest cutting edge research and technology in development at MIT, along with TED-style talks and fireside chats with industry leaders.

    • Attending, Cambridge, MA
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  • MIT Course IV Alumni Winter Social

    The MIT Club of New York and MITArchA (the MIT Architecture Alumni Affinity Group) that brings together recent graduates and seasoned alums to connect and learn about the work that MIT architecture graduates are doing to advance the discipline and contribute to the built environment in NYC and beyond. (Please note, this event is intended for MIT graduates.)

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • DisruptHR NYC 2017

    DisruptHR NYC brings together leaders at the intersection of employee experience interested in pushing the boundaries of the HR discipline. PLASTARC spoke at the December 2016 DisruptHR event on the power of the workplace to advance HR initiatives. This event further addresses topics of how HR can accelerate business and enable organizational success.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • RGCS Symposium: Work and workplace transformations. #coworker #maker #hacker #futureofwork

    • Attending, Paris, France
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  • CMX NYC Ultimate Holiday Party

    Join Community Managers of physical and digital spaces to explore new approaches to building community (and Holiday cheer!), hosted by our friends at CMX NYC.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • Disrupt HR New York

    PLASTARC discusses how workplace design can enable healthier and happier employees and customers with NYC's HR Disruptors

    • Speaking, New York, NY
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  • Design X Series

    PLASTARC supports MIT's DesignX program in the selection of project finalists whose work will foster entrepreneurship in the built environment industry.

    • Speaking, Boston, MA
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  • WORKTECH16 is a forum for all those invested in the future of work, the work environment, real estate, technology, and innovation.

    • Attending, Paris, France
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  • Discussing examples of the successful integration of social science into the built environment and the business of architecture, including WeWork, Intersection, and FXFowle.

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • Measuring Personal Environmental Exposures

    More data about personal environmental exposures is available now than ever before. How can we use it to design better workplaces?

    • Attending, Washington, DC
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  • With the growing employee demand for higher levels of cognitive stimulation, collaboration and cultural alignment with their organizations comes the increased need for evidence-based approaches to workplace design. PLASTARC, with  Stok) and Biomimicry 3.8, joins brand and business leaders to discuss how personalized, multi-stakeholder engagements can help organizations design for and meet these expectations.

    • Speaking, Boston, MA
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  • NeoCon East 2016 - The Multi-sensory Environment: Future Of Workplace UX

    PLASTARC gathers with the East Coast design community to discuss why touch, sound, smell, taste and other sensory factors are critical to workplace performance, communication and collaboration

    • Speaking, Philadelphia, PA
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  • WORKTECH16 Toronto - Why Your Building Needs a CTO

    The future of workplace experience relies on a tech infrastructure advancing the social, economic, and environmental performance of real estate. Melissa Marsh joins fellow thought leaders to discuss a future in which every building invests as much in digital strategy as furniture, fixtures, and facade.

    • Speaking, Toronto, Canada
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  • WORKTECH’s West Coast conference gathers industry experts to discuss the future of work and the workplace as it relates to design, technology and people. Melissa Marsh moderates the day’s roster of panels and presentations, which cover topics from work practice simulation to lessons learned from autonomous vehicles and spacecraft living studies.

    • Moderating, San Francisco, CA
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  • Multisensory Design: A Human Approach to the Workplace

    Join us on Wednesday October 19th @ 2pm EST, to participate in a webinar led by Melissa Marsh. Occupants, as consumers, are demanding that their work environments be accommodating and delightful spaces to occupy. This consumerization of the workplace has been accelerated by the coworking and flexible office industry. Evolving occupant demands call for a need to think about the design of workplace environments with a focus on the multisensory experience so that we are truly creating spaces for people and not machines.

    • Webinar, New York, NY
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  • Archtober 2016:
    Successful Social Science and Design Integration

    In 2015, The Bloc, a healthwellness creative agency, relocated to new headquarters in the Financial District designed by Fauzia Khanani of Foz Design. This special event includes a tour of this award winning workspace and a discussion with experts in social science for design, exploring ways to create exceptional spaces through research and engagement.

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • Smart buildings are social buildings. PLASTARC joins a panel to discuss how to leverage social data to understand and enhance the tenant experience.

    • Speaking, Boston, MA
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  • 34th Annual Cornell Real Estate Conference

    Change is coming fast and furiously to the commercial real estate market. Melissa Marsh and fellow industry disruptors discuss how innovations across the real estate landscape are addressing this flux.

    • Speaking, New York, NY
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  • The PLASTARC team shares insights about the community manager role in coworking environments, and how it is changing expectations of facilities managers followed by a discussion of how cloud based, open source, and crowd sourced models are influencing the business of facilities management.

    • Presenting, San Diego, CA
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  • Bringing together designers and architects to discuss the inspiring nature of collaboration. An exploration of opportunities for better integration of people sciences into architectural practice.

    • Presenting, Saratoga Springs, NY
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  • The Global Workspace Association celebrated its' 30th birthday this year at the annual conference focused on emerging global trends in shared workspaces

    • Attending, Las Vegas, NV
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  • Data scientists and enthusiasts gathered at the Bloomberg HQ in Midtown East to participate in this year’s Data For Good Exchange, a conference centered around the theme of data as a tool for social benefit. At the event, our team was pleased to present our work on transforming building industry and health outcomes through social data-supported design.

    • Presenting, New York, NY
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  • ANFA 2016: Connections - Bridgesynapses

    Exploring the range of human experiences and interactions with architecture. A discussion of the social, cognitive, and emotional benefits of transparency in the workplace.

    • Presenting, La Jolla, CA
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  • IFMA NYC Sustainability Committee focuses on workplace health.

    • Attending, New York, NY
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  • Designing for People Using Evidence: Measuring Social Wellbeing

    A roundtable discussion of the methods and tools to measure well-being with respect to architectural environments.

    • Organizing, New York, NY
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  • The 2016 Agile Workplace Conference set out to help organizations in both the public and private sectors learn about innovative workplace strategies and best practices from expert researchers and seasoned practitioners.

    • Presenting, Saratoga Springs, NY
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  • An exploration of how data, research, and design thinking can inform design solutions aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyle choices. Professionals including Suzanne Neinaber and James Brewer discuss Fitwel and other platforms that bring fitness and wellbeing to the public.

    • Organizer, New York, NY
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  • A conference exploring best practices for successful workplace environments. The PLASTARC team shares insights on the future of facilities management, and how it will be influenced by occupant expectations.

    • Presenting, Portland, OR
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  • International Association People-Environment Studies Conference

    PLASTARC discusses how coworking sheds light on the role of human factors in the workplace, at this conference focused on the ties between the social, built and natural environments.

    • Presenting, Lund, Sweden
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  • Think - In: A Reconceptualization of Architectural Practice

    At this panel discussion, PLASTARC represents one of the many facets of the future of the architectural and design practice.

    • Presenting, Tampa, FL
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  • Durst Conference 2016: New Typologies of Real Estate Development

    A discussion of real estate development projects that are demonstrating programs, designs, and processes that are well aligned with the new demands of the physical environment.

    • Attending, new york, ny
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  • Workspace Association of New York

    BC@50 Serviced Workspace Industry Golden Anniversary Educational Conference & Celebration. PLASTARC will discuss the power of coworking to influence spatial design and shape the real estate market.

    • speaking, new york, ny
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  • Neocon 2016

    A collaboration between PLASTARC and west elm’s design team. We developed messaging and talking points grounded in academic research on workplace and environmental psychology.

    • collaborator, Chicago, IL
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  • The Education of The Architect: Incorporating Social Science

    The second installment in a three-part series on the collaboration between architecture and social science

    • attending, new york, ny
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  • Current Workplace Strategies: What Works and What Solutions Are Need

    An evening of idea exchange: - Managing Workplace Utilization – new tools, processes and metrics - Managing Workplace Utilization – new tools, processes and metrics - How to prepare for and execute Change Management  - Occupant UX: Digital, Design, and Community - Enabling the successful occupant user experience (UX) through the integration of digital, design and community in the workplace

    • speaking, new york, ny
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  • Next Generation of Coworking Masterclass

    Coworking is shaping the real estate market itself, not just the physical spaces of start-up organizations. Occupants now have the power to change what landlords and developers are asking for and providing.

    • speaking, new york, ny
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  • Coworking’s Secret Sauce: Aesthetics, Experience, and Community in Work Environments

    Co-working designers have intentionally leveraged the power of visual clues to deliver a desirable workplace experience, one that seeks to rebuild where institutional environments have failed.

    • speaking, raleigh, nc
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  • Alternative Workplaces: Who, Where, Why, How, and What Performs

    Recent moves toward the digitalization of work product and process have enabled alternative places of work to be feasible and productive for communities, organizations, and workers.

    • speaking, raleigh, nc
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  • Space Strategies: Leveraging location-based social media for space efficiency and productivity

    Real-time occupancy data and user feedback is a game changer for organizations looking to identify workspace utilization patterns, improve efficiency and flexibility, and lower occupancy cost.

    • speaking, boston, ma
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  • The 2016 GCUCALL Conference inaugurated the partnership of GCUC and the Alliance Business Centers Network. Our team presented research about current workplace design trends driven by the consumerization of workplace environments.

    • speaking, los angeles, ca
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  • Exploring the Past, Defining the Future: The History of Social Science and Architecture

    A panel addresses the evolution of the two disciplines over time - prehistory, early architectural history, modern architecture, and contemporary theory - in order to inform and inspire the future.

    • organizing, new york, ny
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  • Wharton People Analytics Conference

    This event brings together thought leaders who are passionate about creating, cultivating, and communicating company culture to address a range of critical questions.

    • attending, philadelphia, pa
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  • Data Science Day: Data on a Mission

    Demos​ and lightning talks by​ Columbia researchers ​presenting their latest work in data science. Designed to foster collaboration between innovators in academia and industry…

    • attending, new york, ny
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  • This event brings together thought leaders who are passionate about creating, cultivating, and communicating company culture.

    • speaking, new york, ny
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  • Data in the Built Environment

    Leaders in data science and visualization for architecture discussed the possibilities of measuring and using data to improve the built environment.

    • Status, location
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