A big-picture systems thinker, strategist, facilitator and coach. Passionate about understanding the impact of design, business, culture and local context on the human experience within a built environment. A true “creative” and “suit” in one (BFA & MBA), and an accomplished, award-winning professional with over three million square feet of projects under my belt. Experienced in all stages of design and construction, across industries, in commercial real estate projects large and small. The founder of FORTYSEVEN Strategy in San Francisco, California focused on strategic built-environment experience optimization rooted in a research- and data-driven approach.
I also teach the Operations & Systems course in the California College of the Arts (CCA) Design Strategy MBA program.
2020 | Metropolis Magazine ThinkTank Thursdays - "From Flexible to Evergreen: Tackling the Core Issues of the Workplace"
2020 | Inno2020, Israel - "Movement & Meaning" Keynote Presentation [currently postponed due to COVID]
2020 | AIA Webinar - "COVID-19 Re-entry: Designing for the Workplace and Educational Environments"
2020 | Let's Talk Ops Webinar - "Post-COVID Workplace Re-Entry Panel"
2017-19 | Various Lunch & Learn Presentations at Architectural Firms in the Bay Area on the role of strategy in design and architecture.
2016 | IIDA NC Silicon Valley – “Sheltering Silicon Valley”, panel on the design community's role in solving the homeless crisis.
2016 | Office Heroes League Bay Area Meet-Up – “Office Design 101" speaker.
2015 | IIDA NC Student Portfolio Workshop, Speaker.
2014 | Co-Work Unconference San Francisco, CA – “Entrepreneur’s Guide to Office Design” keynote.
Awards and Publications.
Metropolis Magazine "As COVID-19 Drags On, A New Social Contract for the Workplace Emerges", August 2020.
SFO Terminal 2 - IIDA and AIA awards, Best of Year 2011 by Interior Design Magazine; 4th Place - Best Terminal in the World by Skytrax, Leading Edge Award by Executive Travel Magazine, others.
Multiple publications, including the New York Times, Interior Design Magazine, 7x7 Magazine, San Francisco Business Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and many others.
Facebook, MPK "Classic" Campus - "Facebook’s New Faces: Gensler Designs Facebook's Headquarters", Interior Design Magazine.
PJKK Federal Building & Courthouse - Hawaii Green Business Program Award; 2015 AIA Honolulu Design Awards, others.