TS04 - Seaport Interiors and Social Justice

Saturday, November 11 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM | Tour Meet Desk (Lobby) « Back

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Join us for an easy 1 mile walk to three inspirational interior projects and showrooms demonstrating design which unlocks creative potential, increases health and supports social justice.  Steelcase WorkLife Boston | Red Thread was designed to create a resilient working environment by providing for the physical, emotional and cognitive wellbeing of workers with an ecosystem of spaces providing workers choice and control over where and how they work.  Humanscale's Boston Office and Showroom is located on the 5th floor of an historic mill building. The 5,000 SF space demonstrates how Humanscale has translated their robust sustainability goals into their physical space.  The tour will discuss changes occurring in the market with material transparency and the overall alignment with Humanscale's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program.  The International Headquarters of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is one of only a handful of certified LEED Platinum religious headquarters in the world.  The design process was crafted as an intensive, inclusive series of events to map how the new space could support a range of work styles and needs, including off-site staff, and provide a welcoming home for the many national and international visitors. Wrap up with an optional lunch at Flour Bakery & Café.Tour restrictions: Security sign-in with valid photo ID required.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to discuss successful strategies for transitioning an organization from a traditional private office model to a robust and fluid integrated workplace that fosters a supportive and inspirational environment for  local and off-site staff.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to identify and specify materials certified under the Living Product Challenge to projects that will create a healthy, high-performance office environment.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to describe the latest developments in optimal ergonomic approaches for office environments to promote health, well-being and productivity.

Upon completion of this tour attendees will be able to explain how an ecosystem of spaces can provide users choice and control over where and how they work, resulting in a more engaging and resilient environment that addresses health and wellbeing.

Learning Level:

Level 300 - Application/Implementation


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Event Type: Tour > Session