Angela Castleton
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  • 5 November 2014

    Laura Walsh

    This is so insightful and intuitive...I want to learn more! Workplaces, like technology, continue to evolve and I personally experience so much "reactive" design vs. Proactive that it really clutters the true direction and future of good design. Looking forward to talking with you more about magnets and getting/keeping happy employees back into healthy workspaces.

  • 5 November 2014

    Marnie Weidman

    Angela, a very well written piece. Thoughtful, refreshing and realistic. I can't wait to see it come to fruition and become the norm.

  • 12 November 2014

    Laura Lockton Van Meter

    The ideas presented here clearly show how architecture has an enormous impact on our lives! Thoughtful designs like this can solve so many problems. Many workplaces have become dismal environments where workers are deprived of natural light and aesthetics, stuffed into boxes (cubicles) that make them feel unimportant and disconnected. Just looking at these offices makes work look boring. It has driven many people away from the office, looking for ways to work from home via phones and video conferences. These new technologies have significant benefits. But daily interaction with coworkers is important for building a work community in which employees enjoy their job and therefore are dedicated to doing their best. It's time to draw workers back to the workplace by creating enjoyable spaces!