Wednesday 17 August – Friday 16 September 2022
5.00 pm (AEST)


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Program Info

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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  • Peace of Mind: Workplace Design for Culture and Wellness
    A healthy and thriving workplace culture improves teamwork, raises morale, increases productivity and efficiency and enhances retention and hiring of staff. With this in mind, how can workplace design foster a successful work culture while simultaneously cater to the wellbeing of staff? Speakers in this session will discuss processes and projects that are redefining the design brief to create spaces that are equal parts convivial and constructive.
  • Presentations
    Viggo Haremst, Henning Larsen (Copenhagen, Denmark)
    Brigid Carey, SEEK (Melbourne, Vic)
    Adele Winteridge, Foolscap Studio (Melbourne, Vic)
  • Dissection
    An hour-long panel discussion with Viggo Haremst, Brigid Carey and Adele Winteridge.
    Moderator: Elizabeth Sander, Bond University (Gold Coast, Qld)
  • Session 2 CPD Questions – Peace of Mind: Workplace Design for Culture and Wellness


Viggo Haremst

Partner and Design Director, Henning Larsen

Viggo has been instrumental in the success of Denmark-based architectural firm Henning Larsen in Australia, winning the international design competition for Cockle Bay Park – a city-changing project on Sydney’s harbourfront. He is overseeing the design development of Cockle Bay Park, and is the design director for Henning Larsen’s commercial activities in the Asia Pacific.

Viggo’s contributions to the design of the award-winning SDU Campus Kolding resulted in one of the world’s first low-energy universities. His experience in higher education and work environments has informed how Henning Larsen designs commercial projects and workplaces.

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Brigid Carey

Head of Workplace Strategy, SEEK

Brigid Carey is head of workplace strategy at SEEK Limited focussing on creating workspaces that support SEEK’s innovative and collaborative culture. Brigid has well over a decade of senior leadership experience across a diverse range workspaces including hospitality, education, a major legal firm, technology (her current passion) and even a horse racing stable!

Brigid is most proud of leading the project to create SEEKs new award-winning global headquarters in the thriving technology precinct of Cremorne, Melbourne. The SEEK HQ was opened in 2021 and Brigid was at the helm from the project's very beginning, seven years ago.

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Adele Winteridge

Founder, Foolscap Studio

Adele Winteridge is the founder and design director of multi-disciplinary design practice Foolscap Studio. She conceives all projects as critical investigations of human-centric, biophilic and sustainable design. Keenly strategy-driven, Adele and her diversely talented team continually question the boundaries of what design can do for people, places and communities. Where solutions do not currently exist, her mandate is to test, provoke and creatively innovate.

Working across the commercial, hospitality, residential and public realms, Foolscap Studio has been widely acknowledged and awarded for its endeavours to meaningfully contribute to urban communities’ identities and liveability.

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Dr Libby Sander

Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Bond University

Dr Libby Sander is an internationally renowned academic in the field of work and the workplace. She is a leading expert in understanding the future of work, and how it can be reimagined to allow for more meaningful and creative lives.

Libby is an agenda contributor at the World Economic Forum and has been a TEDx speaker. Her research articles on international academic website The Conversation have over 2.8 million readers and have been republished nationally and internationally – for Harvard Business Review, BBC, Newsweek, ABC, and major Australian newspapers.

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