The pandemic has upended much about American life, including where we work. The concept of ‘one person, one desk’ in a large office building may never be the norm again. With the rise of agile working, third space working and new technological innovations, the traditional office space may no longer be the place where the greatest creativity and efficiency can be achieved. Who better to imagine the possibilities than Chris Kane, the man who re-designed the property holdings of the Walt Disney Company and the BBC. As the author of ‘Where Is My Office: Reimagining the Workplace for the 21st Century’, he describes how form, in the manifestation of commercial real estate, must yield to the ways that the knowledge workers best perform. The changes are fast emerging and continue to take shape in these disruptive times.
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