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The Economic Value of Art and Design in the Workplace

November 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

The Economic Value of Art and Design in the Workplace

This is a FREE virtual event. Zoom log-in information will be emailed to registrants 24 hours in advance from events@aialosangeles.org. If you do not receive a confirmation 24 hours prior to the event, please email events@aialosangeles.org.

CES Learning Units: 1 LU/HSW

The office is being disrupted; in response, we need a disruptive design! We’ll use new research from sociology and psychology to examine the failings of existing office spaces, multi-year surveys that highlight users’ needs and frustrations and examine flexible space concepts as a solution. We’ll consider what the Well Building Institute says about art and its effects on the experience of spaces. We’ll also use case studies to show the economic impact that justifies making art a priority in workplace design. Attendees will gain new ideas for workplace design and, importantly, a new way of talking about the value of their services.



Therese Lahaie, Lightologist – Educator in the Lighting Arts
Therese Lahaie is a lightologist. Her expertise in glass technology launched her career in custom lighting, and her love of collaboration led her to work with nationally recognized lighting designers at Translite Sonoma/Lightolier and Morrison Lighting.

As a light practitioner she had an early interest in LED lighting. At the time, the technology was rife with challenges and she recognized the potential that LED technology held for designers, and that they would require technical training. Her company, Apparatus Design, and its training program, Innovators in LED Lighting, was created to help designers make the best use of this technology. Today, Therese is an independent consultant who connects designers and manufacturers with LED lighting solutions. She has helped over 4000 design professionals gain fluency through her AIA HSW, Innovators in LED Lighting presentations.

Learning Objectives:
+ Evaluate economic impacts of design using case studies and new research in workplace design.
+ Identify deficiencies of existing open office design as they relate to the formation of healthy and productive environments.
+ Analyze the effects of art and design in the workplace on comfort, satisfaction, and productivity.
+ Describe forces behind the accelerating trend towards flexible spaces, the design goals in their formation, and the impact on users and business operations.

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November 3, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
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