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GCUC Radio Episode 21 – Coworking Design

Tony Bacigalupo interviewed Larissa Murphy of Contrast Global, a design consultancy based in Singapore. About Larissa Murphy Larissa trained as a architect but was shocked when she found that architecture was not the dream she thought it would be.  She ended up leaving the world of architecture and quickly moved into workplace design. Workplace design is complex because you are designing for an end user.  Larissa was fascinated by the complexity of designing to fit one’s personality and creating a…

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GCUC Radio Episode 16 – Lei Ray Xun of SimplyWork

Tony Bacigalupo connected with Lei Ray Xun of SimplyWork all the way in China to talk about the industry’s growth over there. About SimplyWork SimplyWork has eight spaces all over ShenZhen, China and are looking to expand.  The size of the spaces and amount of members in them varies. Bigger spaces host around 500 members while smaller spaces host around 200. Both founders studied abroad have been able to create a community of openness.  Upon returning to China, the two…

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GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Landlords and REITS

Coworking has taken on a predominant role in commercial real estate (CRE).  A panel at GCUC discussed how to take advantage of the financial resources available.  The panel consisted of Michael Neiman, Co-head of Savills Coworking and Alternative Workplace Group, Lucia Diana, Global Real Estate at Verizon, Mandi Wedin, Senior Director at Washington Reit, Karen Ward, Head of U.S. Real Estate Investment Banking, and Frank Bistrian, CEO of Work Well Win. Transition From Leases It is important to differentiate and…

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GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Designing for Humans, Not Profit

While coworking has stepped up the level of office design globally, there is still much room for improvement. A panel talked about how to elevate the design elements in your space. The panel consisted of Vince Pan, Founder of Analogue Studio, Joyce Bromberg, Vice President of Strategy and Research at Convene, Lauren Whitney, Vice President at Corgan, James K. Donaghy, Executive Chairman of Structure Tone Organization, and Ross Guttler, Vice President of Delos. More Than a Look Spaces can be…

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GCUC 2018 – Day 1 – Adapting to the New Media Age

Video games have influenced nearly 50 years of how humans interact and work with the world.  Trisha Williams and Joseph Unger, Founders/Chief Executive Officers at Pigeon Hole Productions, discuss how virtual reality has become part of our everyday lives. We are constantly interacting with digital space which is directly impacting our physical space.  Despite popular belief, gamers do like to be with other people. Games and Coworking Games are holistic systems that people explore through play.  This is redefining how…