Spacecraft — The Workplace Design Podcast

Spacecraft — The Workplace Design Podcast

The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. Dan Moscrop, Founder and CEO of Them Design speaks with leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces. We interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created, and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see.

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February 5, 2021 39 min

Beth and Sally met at Sketch before both setting up their respective businesses just before lockdown. As they navigated their new ventures and caught up with their network.

"We kept hearing the same message, there was a loss of confidence in meeting face to face which felt like it was stalling the market. We were both missing the opportunities created by bumping into people — the organic connections we all make and leads we pick...

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Caroline Pontifex is director of workplace experience at KKS Savilles and leads their occupier and workplace strategy team. Advising occupiers using workplace as a vehicle for change, and developers ensuring real estate solutions are able to respond to change, her work analysing emerging occupier and workplace trends, and developing standards and space planning principles has lead to the studio winning prestigious awards.

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Due to the current situation with Covid I wanted to touch base with podcast favourites Giuseppe Boscherini & Nikita Mikhailov who are joined by Olga Vysotska ( Treasurer, Board Member, Maternal Mental Health Alliance; Chief Listening Officer, PsyPub) to talk about how Covid is affecting us as we work from home over a prolonged period.

Giuseppe is a designer and architect who is constantly thinking around problems, and as part of...

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We catch up with Neil Usher, Chief Workplace & Change Strategist, GoSpace AI, on the back of his talk at Workplace Trends which you can find here https://workplacetrends.co/events/london-oct-2020. 

Neil is an avid blogger and author of two books, The Elemental Workplace, and now Elemental Change. We interviewed Neil just over two years ago and it's still one of the most listened to episodes (well worth a listen if you haven&...

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Our interview with Rachel Basha, Founder and Design Director and Nicola Osborn, Creative Director of Basha—Franklin. As an Interior Design business they have human-centric design at the core of their work, we caught up with them after their Future Forward webinar which you can catch here.

Rachel started Basha Franklin only a couple of years after arriving in the UK, and as an agency, they're going from strength to strength with ...

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Kay Sargent is a Senior Principal and Director of Workplace at HOK. With 35 years of experience, She is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. As director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple p...

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We’re pleased to announce the return of Spacecraft with Series 3 of the podcast, we had a little pause with everything currently happening while we established what the future holds with workplace.  We did have a couple of great recordings in the bag which I feel are still relevant and really interesting. The first of these is Shane Kelly a Principal at TP Bennett. 
 
Shane has been with TP Bennett for over 16 years now and remarks a...

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With International Women's Day this weekend, who better to talk to than Nicola Rutt of HawkinsBrown. At the time on writing Nicola was recently shortlisted for the W Award (formerly Women in Architecture Award) and for the MJ Long Prize for her and her team’s incredible work on Here East.

With a passion for the creative re-use of buildings, Nicola specialises in bringing underused, unloved properties back to life with a focus on...

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Rosie Haslem from Spacelab joins us for this episode to discuss their unique approach to design. We learn how they use virtual reality to engage their clients, checking in with them throughout the process, and changing as necessary. We hear how their work redesigning the workplace of British fashion brand Boden led to 50% fewer emails and a ‘life-changing’ result. And we gain insight into their current work creating sensors to matc...

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It turns out you get personality-based workspace design. In this episode, we discuss how personality can be used to design spaces. We’ve known for some time that personality affects a great deal of things, including how we perceive our environments. But this thinking, and research from the fields of psychology and medicine, hasn’t often been fully applied to the workplace.

Architect Giuseppe and Psychologist Nikita do just that. Th...

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Duncan Gunn of GUNN Associates joined us for this episode of the podcast. Here at Them Design, we’ve known and worked with Duncan for around three years now. We’ve helped him brand and launch GUNN Associates, and watching their growth and success over the last couple of years has been really rewarding. 

In this episode, he shares several of the projects they’ve been working on, from university spaces, to a company headquarters. We l...

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I've seen Catherine speak at a number of events and I'm always captivated by her creativity, her passion and her outlook on life. Her work has evolved from an artist, into founding and leading award-winning placemaking agency ProduceUK. As expected, she nailed the podcast with some great insights, including how she first became interested in placemaking, what it means to her, and some predictions for the future of the indus...

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Jane Clay joins the Spacecraft podcast as we kick off our partnership with Women in Office Design, a networking group for women across the office design and furniture industry. As well as discussing the importance of this group, we talk to Jane about her career, and of course, all things workspace. We chat about the big changes in workplace design, and projects such as Government Digital Service, Microsoft’s London and Dublin offic...

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Leading workplace designer Deepak Parmar from MCM joined us for this Spacecraft episode. We discussed what workplace design can learn from retail in terms of experience-led design, and how the co-working trend has influenced expectations when it comes to workplaces. Deepak shares insights from some of the projects he’s worked on, including Condé Nast Digital Hub in a Grade II listed building in central London, and a new project for...

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In this episode, we talk to Richard Russell of Innerspace Cheshire, a company providing sustainable materials for commercial interiors. Richard is well known for his knowledge and passion for all things moss. We learn about different moss varieties and preserving techniques and talk about the meaning and importance of biophilia in today’s workplaces. Sustainability is key to Richard’s work and he talks about the ways in which he st...

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Did you miss Workplace Trends? Don't worry we've got a pocket version... In this Workplace Trends special we attended the London event on October 15th 2019 event and grabbed as many speakers as we could. In this episode, among others, we speak to:

  • Killian Keller from Electrolux on The Corporate Tribe and Rehumanizing the Workplace and Surviving the Digital Transition
  • Marie Puybaraud on Workplace — Powered by Human Experience;...
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    In this episode, we're talking to Simone Fenton-Jarvis of Ricoh. Simone is a workplace thought-leader with 13 years’ experience working within property management, facilities management, and workplace. With an MBA in Facilities Management and her operational and managerial experience, she has extensive knowledge of the elements required to create workplaces that enable people to achieve their potential.

    We discuss a range of top...

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    Simon Borg, Creative Director of Populous Activate discusses key projects such as the London O2, and the Tottenham Hotspur’s Stadium. 

    From ensuring wayfinding and architecture work together, to incorporating brand into the very essence of a building, Simon shares some fascinating insights into lessons he's learnt, and what he thinks will be the key challenges in the future.

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    Mijail Gutierrez, Associate Principle at Perkins and Will. shares his sources of inspiration, and insights into his work on interesting projects such as The Economist's new London office. 

    Learn how his curiosity and desire to have a positive impact on people's lives has resulted in some remarkable work.

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    A legend in the workspace sector, Nigel Oseland discussed some of his work of the past, present, and future. With a research background, he takes an evidence-based approach to his design and change management consulting work. In this episode, we discuss topical issues such as loneliness, wellbeing, open plan offices, co-working, agile working, and biophilia.

    See the show notes.

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