A forum about the future of workplace design
Shannan Whitney is a director at Bresic Whitney. He has a vision for the Sydney real estate company to be Australia’s leading lifestyle property group. And that, he says, starts in the workplace. Design, art and culture imbue the Bresic Whitney offices, through the dynamic environments that Chenchow Little Architects has created. Shannan invited Tony Chenchow and Stephanie Little to imagine a Darlinghurst office in 2009, a collaboration that continued as the firm grew into new spaces in Hunters Hill, Balmain, and Rosebery. Bresic Whitney is now recognised as a brand outside its core industry and acknowledged for its boldness and commitment to architecture and design. A carefully curated art collection spaning all offices comprises nearly 100 domestic and internal contemporary art works. The offices’ designs, coupled with the company’s values, have stimulated the culture at Bresic Whitney in terms of productivity, wellness and more. The company was named in the lauded Top 50 Places to Work list (produced by research and consultancy firm Great Places to Work) in 2017, coming 22nd in the competitive 100–1,000 employees category.