John Whitlock & Carson Durham on Designing Effective Collaboration Spaces | Episode 23

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Welcome back to the Agati Video Podcast, a space where Joe Agati, COO & Director of Design here at Agati Furniture, hosts conversations with designers, architects, and difference-makers to bring inspiration and education to your work.

For today’s episode of the podcast, we are exploring the topic of collaboration spaces. Joe is joined once again by John Whitlock and first-time guest Carson Durham, who are both Principals and Higher Education Design Experts at BLDD Architects, a leading architecture firm passionate about the power of design to change the world.

In this conversation, we are discussing design considerations for collaboration spaces, how to be intentional with our existing environments, the elements users are often looking for in flexible spaces, considerations for acoustics in open spaces, and much more.

This was another great episode! Check it out:




Key Quotes:

  • “It’s not one-size-fits-all. You have to be intentional in these [collaboration] spaces so they are effective.”
  • “We have to create a space that is compelling for them that offers what they don’t currently have at their home.”
  • “What someone needs on Monday may not be what they need on Wednesday.”
  • “If someone can make a space their own, they are going to make the most of it.”
  • “We are more likely to give someone a larger space that we can give some flexibility to than we would be to build 5-6 smaller spaces.”
  • “If we don’t get the acoustics right, the space just won’t get used.”

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