Perhaps you have seen us on stage at one of the industry leading events presenting our latest research and thought leadership on the topics ranging from workplace experience to leanings from coworking to social science and architecture and more recently the emerging hybrid workplace practices. No matter where you heard from us and what topics you are keen on learning more, on this page we invite you to explore a selection of past presentations and download our materials to learn more about a topic.

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Championing Culture: Finance Brings Community to the Center of Workplace

CoreNet - Denver, October 2023

Financial institutions are continually reassessing office policies. While some have mandated a return to office, PLASTARC has supported two mid-sized firms in balancing remote-friendly workplaces with in-person collaboration. ATB Financial and LPL Financial case studies demonstrate the benefit of investing in technology and culture to support trust, growth, and innovation.

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Purposeful Incentives in the Hybrid Workplace

Tradeline Space Strategies (Boston, October 16th, 2023)

Discover how organizations are adapting their office portfolios to hybrid workspaces and maximizing their potential. We show the critical importance of testing design assumptions, evaluating post-COVID real estate decisions, and uplifting the workforce. Download the presentation and explore the big idea behind the hybrid workplace.

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A Personality-Driven Methodology for More Inclusive Workplace Design

The pandemic highlighted the importance of well-designed, flexible workspaces that accommodate people with diverse needs.  To encourage office utilization, organizations must rethink their approach to interior design to provide the level of comfort and customizability that workers seek. This presentation highlights research PLASTARC conducted with the Federal Government to explore how understanding the relationship between personality traits and environmental preferences can lead to more successful and inclusive workplace design.

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Shifts in Occupancy: The Future of Work and Place

The Future of Work and Place is a forward-looking exploration into the transformative changes in workplace planning, design, and utilization over the past three years. This discussion encourages participants to contemplate the evolving nature of urban occupancy and how this compels us to adapt our cities and buildings into versatile, future-prepared spaces. The conversation extends to the potential of boundary-pushing urban reimagination. Additionally, the presentation emphasizes the individual's role in actively participating in the reshaping of urban and suburban landscapes, fostering a sense of ownership and responsibility in creating the cities of tomorrow.

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Energy Exchange

The workplace design community is rethinking the office building to use less space, introduce better systems and controls, and improve health. Reducing our footprint will also reduce the investment required to get to net zero across our remaining portfolio. PLASTARC joins a panel of experts to discuss how to engage Federal employees to reimagine work and the workplace to realize these improvements to our physical and energy footprint.

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Evolving your workplace portfolio

Tradeline Space Strategies

The workplace landscape has changed dramatically since the pandemic. Organizations have now recognized the viability of mass telework and began to leverage existing and new data sources to rethink their corporate real estate changing value propositions. As organizations are grappling with the challenges and opportunities enabled by the new hybrid model, this presentation looks toward a future workplace that is more responsive to the needs of our businesses, our teams, and our communities.

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Data-driven design (for Well-being)

Small Firm Symposium

Though architecture's impact on the social and psychological well-being of humans has been recognized for millennia, less has been done to infuse the myriad insights of the social sciences into the practice of architecture. This presentation explores the relationship between architecture, social science, and wellness and discusses what has been done, what is in the works, and what gaps remain in the important effort to elevate the role of the social sciences in the practice of architecture.