Enhancing Tomorrow’s People-Centric Workspace Design
From neurodiverse furniture to mental wellness rooms, Peter—global head of corporate real estate—is on a mission to put people first in workplace design
But, for Peter, it’s more than the greener, technology-enabled space and open layouts. He wants to create the most inclusive and equitable office environment possible—for CBRE and our clients. In 2021, Peter and his team enhanced Workplace360’s accessibility and inclusivity elements. Our newest office designs now feature Americans with Disabilities Act-recommended layouts; all-gender restrooms; neurodiverse furniture and collaborative areas with minimal visual and acoustic distractions; meeting-free, library-like quiet spaces; rooms for mothers, wellness and families—designed for employees, clients and guests with kids; and rooms for mental wellbeing, meditation, prayer or other contemplation.
Workplace360 introduced technology that creates a more inclusive hybrid experience for meetings held in conference rooms called Smart Gallery. During a meeting, each participant’s face fills a separate ‘square’—whether remote or in-person—so all participants are viewed equitably.
“Work has changed. We can’t ignore that. We’ll see more remote work, but central offices are still important. So, let’s make them as flexible, accessible, inclusive and equitable as we can. That’s my passion. That’s Workplace360.”
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