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Lauren Schmidt to Participate in Design Futures Council Webcast

On April 15, the KPF Director will reflect on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on office culture as part of the event titled, “The Bridge Between Academia and the Built Environment Professionals."

Schmidt will take part in a panel that explores how work-from-home has impacted the culture and community of the office. The group will discuss the challenges of onboarding new employees, leadership transitions, and maintaining innovation. This selection of panelists features three professionals at different points in their careers. Schmidt will be joined by Jonathan Bahe, Senior Associate, NBBJ; and Teresa Edmisten, Principal/VP, Applied Research and Innovation, tvdesign. The panel will be moderated by Sharon Haar, Professor of Architecture, Taubman College, University of Minnesota and Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean, College of Design, Iowa State University.

The Design Futures Webcast will take place on April 15 from 1-3 pm ET, with Schmidt’s panel running from 1:10-1:40 pm. The event will also feature a panel of students discussing their hopes for the professional environment. Register here.