Learn from industry experts about the future of our workplaces and how to simply and practically follow the guidelines to adapt and reopen your office, regardless of your company’s size, budget, and resources.

Specially prepared for small business owners with smaller offices, this webinar series looks at the current state of the workplace after the past year, positioning this disruption as an opportunity to rethink the workplace by taking what we’ve learned to create more flexible, diverse, and distributed workplaces and company cultures. Using clean, simple graphics to show examples of how small offices can adapt to the future of work while complying with current guidelines, these webinars will present a range of different options and techniques that align with different company cultures and budgets.

Part 1 – The Big Picture

This first of three webinars will set the stage by summarizing the current state of workplaces after a year of COVID-19. It will then present an overview of what we’ve learned and what the workplace of the future could look like. We’ll outline a framework for considering how to adapt your current office to this new future by breaking down what purposes offices serve and what can be better achieved in an office rather than remotely, concluding with a series of goals for offices of the future.

Topics covered include:

Current State of the Workplace

  • COVID-19 and social distancing in the office
  • State of the workplace after one year of COVID-19
  • The pros and cons of work from home

The Future of the Workplace

  • An opportunity to rethink offices
  • A framework for considering the next steps
    • Who needs to be in the office and when?
    • What is better achieved in the office rather than remotely?
    • What purposes do offices serve?
  • Goals for the office of the future and what they could look like

Followed by a Q&A from the audience with our panel of experts 

These webinars have been prepared by architects, interior designers, and engineers who are members of the AIANY-NYS Unified Crisis Task Force.

Organized by

AIANY-NYS Unified Crisis Task Force and SBS