SMART Breakfast Seminar
On Friday 12th May, NBRSARCHITECTURE had the pleasure of co-hosting the SMART Breakfast Seminar alongside social research company McCrindle at Macquarie University’s newest building: the E7A Miller Building. As designers of the building, NBRS Directors Andrew Duffin and James Ward spoke of incorporating different types learning spaces suitable for academics and the varying aspects of their work, whilst McCrindle representatives Mark McCrindle and Ashley Fell presented an analysis of the recently released census data, with fellow colleague Elaine Miles providing excellent commentary as MC for the event. Featuring a delicious breakfast, it was a brilliant morning of networking with NBRS and McCrindle clients.
Launching their latest ENVISION publication ‘The Academic Exchange’, NBRS Directors Andrew Duffin and James Ward outlined their new style of academic workspace that was implemented in the design of the E7A building. James Ward introduced us to the research process that was required when undertaking the initial design phases, facing the challenge of finding productive solutions that can best support the academic community in advancing the global body of knowledge. Design director for the E7A building, Andrew Duffin, further demonstrated NBRS’ commitment to ‘responsive architecture’, deconstructing current social and academic trends to create smart spaces for learning.
The McCrindle team was headed by Mark McCrindle himself, who presented data trends from the past decade, outlining how this new multigenerational workforce is redefining itself. Ashley Fell further explained how this changing workforce needs new engagement from leadership positions in order to create ‘culture, purpose and impact’ in our workplaces.
NBRS wishes to thank Macquarie University for accommodating the SMART Breakfast Seminar and our friends at McCrindle for their interesting insights. We would also especially like to thank all those who joined us and made it such a memorable morning.