CannonDesign’s Ken Crabiel and Jonathan Wirth will join Renee Smith, Roche Diagnostics Senior Planner of Facilities, to present, “The Power of Design: A Campus Transformation Story” Thursday, April 14 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the IFMA Facility Fusion conference in Indianapolis. The Facility Fusion conference is widely respected as a one-of-a-kine event that draws facility management leaders from all markets focused on new ideas and best practices for decision making related to investing in education, networking, products and services.
IFMA selected the Roche presentation from hundreds submitted as it looks at how Renee, Ken and Jonathan have collaborated to completely re-imagine Roche’s Indianapolis-area headquarters via site master planning, architecture, alternative workplace implementation and contemporary building design. These efforts have strengthened the Roche brand while also helping improve recruitment and retention efforts for the company.
Here is the official abstract from the conference:
Abstract: The Power of Design, A Campus Transformation Story
The built environment is playing an increasing role in hiring and retaining workforces across all industries. Workforce mobility, affiliation with a corporate brand, and sensitivities to non-hardscape campus settings are just a few examples of the endless factors which influence one’s choice of employment. Today’s institutions and corporations are challenged to balance the need for cost-effective, yet contemporary space with the future ability to adapt their campuses as business models or employee preferences evolve. While no single solution to the built environment will equally meet the needs of all industries, key strategies can help balance monetary and social needs of any organization. Explore actionable steps organizations can take toward becoming a workplace of preference. Focus on the implementation of proactive employee feedback loops, consistently designing campuses and buildings for flexibility, and the infusion of environmental landscaping as a fabric of connectivity.