Wednesday 10 August 2022
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm (AEST)


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The workplace is evolving, prompting a shift in what a typical office can and should offer. As employers and employees get familiar with working on and off site, a change in office atmosphere and amenities is not only a movement but a demand. In this edition of Work Place / Work Life, we question what these new expectations are and how design can cater to them. We’ll hear from leading practitioners, researchers and workplace experts from Australia and abroad as they discuss and critique the future of office design.


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  • The Reality of Realty: Where's tomorrow’s office?
    After experiencing a significant shift in where we work, the return to the city is underway. With this in mind, what role do designers play in enticing businesses and individuals back to work in the city and where are organisations looking to lease? Speakers in this session will present case studies, research and insights that indicate the trajectory of locations for office tenancies and how this is reshaping workplace design.
  • 2.50 pm Welcome
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  • 3.00 pm Presentation 1
    Ninotschka Titchkosky, BVN (Sydney, NSW)
  • 3.20 pm Presentation 2
    Philip Vivian, Bates Smart (Sydney, NSW)
  • 3.40 pm Presentation 3
  • 4.00 pm Dissection
    An hour-long panel discussion with Ninotschka Titchkosky, Philip Vivian.
    Moderator: Rebecca Trenorden, Carr (Melbourne, Vic)
    Return to the Design Speaks home page to see the full program.


Ninotschka Titchkosky


Ninotschka Titchkosky is co-CEO of BVN and strategic champion of Digital Innovation and Robotics. She is leading BVN’s research into robotics and digital fabrication, including using large-scale 3D printing and circular-economy principles.

She is interested in the role architects play in shaping interactions, communities and cities; the changing nature of architectural practice; the potential for new ways of engaging with the design and construction process; and the possibilities that new technologies offer, enabling us to design and build smarter, more creative outcomes that are better for the planet

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Rebecca Trenorden

Associate Director, Carr

Rebecca Trenorden is an associate director at Carr, leading the commercial interiors team.

She draws on international experience and a multi-disciplinary approach to create places that achieve a sense of clarity and cohesion. For Rebecca, good design is about something greater than the sum of its parts; it’s the feeling it evokes and the response it receives. Good design encourages tenant retention and attraction.

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