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10/07/2020

PLASTARC Supports Return to Office for Federal Workforce with GSA

Workplace strategy consultancy PLASTARC, along with STUDIOS Architecture, provided peer review of the GSA Return to Workplace Strategy Book, authored by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and Gensler. The resource, now available from the...

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06/17/2020

PLASTARC Announces Workwell Coalition

Workplace strategy consultancy PLASTARC has connected with organizations across the design and construction industries to form the Workwell Coalition. This new team, composed of architects, engineers, interior designers and construction experts, will support companies in developing strategic approaches...

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03/24/2020

PLASTARC shares new insights on the use of UX data in real estate and design

Workplace and real estate strategy consultancy PLASTARC shared its expertise on the use of data in the latest edition of Corporate Real Estate Journal, which is now available in print and via online subscription. As...

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01/14/2020

PLASTARC is now a certified M/WBE

Workplace and real estate strategy consultancy PLASTARC, which provides a range of social science-based design services to global clients, has been certified by the City of New York as a Minority and Woman-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE)....

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05/20/2019

Social Science and Architecture Committee Founders to Speak at EDRA50

The Social Science and Architecture Committee of the American Institute Architecture New York Chapter (AIANY) will be featured at the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) conference on sustainable urban design in Brooklyn this week. Committee co-founders Evie Klein, an architect...

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03/25/2019

PLASTARC Returns to Wharton People Analytics Conference

PLASTARC, a social science-based workplace consulting and strategy firm, will return to the Wharton People Analytics Conference (WPAC) after winning “Most Innovative Use of Data” in last year’s startup competition. PLASTARC has been involved in WPAC since it...

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03/11/2019

PLASTARC to Present at CoreNet APAC

PLASTARC, a New York-based workplace design consultancy, will appear at the CoreNet Global Summit APAC, held in Hong Kong Mar. 12-14. The firm’s founder, Melissa Marsh, will join a panel of experts to discuss the interaction between Activity-Based...

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06/12/2018

Verizon Opens Innovation Facility in Singapore

Verizon recently announced the opening of the Verizon Innovation Community Managed by JustCo. The new space, an initiative with Singapore-based community management firm JustCo, is part of the Powered by Verizon Platform. This platform is based on a collaboration...

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09/21/2016

EDRA 2016 Core Awards

Working without Borders: Flexible Workplace in an International Peacekeeping Organization, submitted by PLASTARC, New York, NY; Melissa Marsh, Ingrid Erickson, Cassie Hackel, Scott Leinweber...


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06/09/2016

West Elm Humanizes the Workplace

55 new products build upon West Elm's Workspace’s existing collections, supported by research conducted by PLASTARC...


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About

PLASTARC is actively involved in sharing the latest workplace research and practices. Whenever a member of our team is appearing at an event, we are happy to provide any text or images that you may need.

The following text and images are suitable for inclusion in conference programs, speaker introductions, and social media posts that feature PLASTARC Founder and Executive Director Melissa Marsh. If you’d like to learn more about other members of our team, please visit our people page, or contact us if you require additional materials. For all press inquiries, email press@plastarc.com.

Short:

PLASTARC is a social science-based workplace consultancy. By blending qualitative and quantitative research with expertise in design and change leadership, PLASTARC provides clients with unique insights that promote healthier and higher-performing spaces.

Long:

PLASTARC harnesses social research to optimize organizational performance. Drawing on deep knowledge of real estate, architectural design, technology, and the environment, our people-centric approach to design aims to transform work environments and support occupants at every stage from pre-design through post-occupancy.

Our approach mixes quantitative and qualitative research with innovative engagement techniques to enable the development of integrated workplace strategy. We support organizations to transition to new spaces and workplace practices through change leadership. Our commitment to continuous research enables innovation and learning in fields tied to work, human behavior and cognition, and we are actively engaged in academic research, publishing and continuing education.

We take every client engagement as an opportunity to advance understanding in the discipline of workplace, productivity and innovation; we see our clients as research partners. We also believe that supporting people with spaces that enhance their performance, comfort, and satisfaction at work—where they spend a significant proportion of their waking hours—is an act of service. Our goal is to make the world a better place, one workplace at a time.

Melissa Marsh Bios

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Melissa Marsh is the Founder and Executive Director of @plastarc, a social science-based workplace consultancy.

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Melissa Marsh is the Founder and Executive Director of PLASTARC, a social science-based workplace consultancy.

Melissa combines quantitative and qualitative social science research with architectural expertise. She advocates for evidence-based workplace interventions that make the built environment more people-centric, promoting both wellness and business success.

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Melissa Marsh is Founder and Executive Director of PLASTARC, a social research, workplace innovation, and real estate strategy consultancy. Her work leverages the tools of social science and business strategy to help organizations make more data-driven and people-centric real estate decisions.

Melissa combines quantitative and qualitative social science research with architectural expertise and is dedicated to shifting the metrics associated with workplace from “square feet and inches” to “occupant satisfaction and performance.” This holistic approach enables PLASTARC to recommend evidence-based interventions that make the built environment more people-centric and responsive, promoting both individual wellness and business success.

Melissa Marsh - 

Founder and Exective Director


Amy Rosen - 

Sociospatial Designer


VARIS NIWATSAKUL - 

Design Analyst


KRISTIN MUELLER - 

Design Analyst


Mike Sayre - 

Content Manager