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APRIL 14TH, 4:00PM–5:00PM EDT

Doubling Down on Wellness

During these challenging times, and the inevitable recovery period after the global pandemic, wellness and sustainability are going to become critical concerns. The cleanliness of surfaces and cleanability will be high priority, as will ergonomics and comfort. What pointers can the wellness experts give us so that we can learn to design for healthier communities?

DOUBLING DOWN ON WELLNESS

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Avi Rajagopal

Editor in Chief
Metropolis

Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, as a historian of contemporary design as well as a frequent speaker at key industry events. He is the author of Hacking Design (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2013). and has contributed to numerous volumes on architecture and design, including Adhocracy (Istanbul Design Biennial, 2012), Making Africa (Vitra Design Museum, 2015) and Atlas of Furniture Design (Vitra Design Museum, forthcoming). He has lectured on design history and writing at the School of Visual Arts, New York; the University of Texas at Austin; and the National Institute of Design, India.

Panelists

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Lance Hosey

Principal and Design Director
GENSLER

Lance Hosey, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is an acclaimed architect, author, advocate, and public speaker whose work focuses on ways to improve the impact of design. Currently he serves as a Principal and a Design Director with Gensler, where he also co-leads sustainability strategy across the firm.

Amy Mays

Amy Mays

Interior Design Director
HDR

As a designer and healthcare planner with 18+ years of experience, she has significant knowledge in branded interiors, sustainable interiors and evidence based design. Amy has dedicated her career to creating innovative interior spaces and is an award-winning designer and speaker on numerous design topics. Her collaborative style and leadership skills help bring amazing results to clients and their projects.

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Erin Peavey

Architect & Design Researcher
HKS

Erin Peavey is an Architect and Design Researcher at HKS. She bridges the gap between research and practice, with a focus on design for health and wellbeing. Erin has been named a Rising Star by Healthcare Design Magazine and Healthcare Design’s Best Under 40 by the AIA-AAH.