Spaces for Good Governance: Workplace Design in the Public Sector

Join Metropolis and HMC Architects for a Think Tank discussion on Spaces for Good Governance: Workplace Design in the Public Sector.

About this Event

Government employees are on the front line of an increasingly turbulent public. They need well-designed spaces that support their health and well-being, prioritize safety and a sense of security, and also help them to efficiently interact with the public.

However, departments in the public sector often have limited funds and office designs are grim and outdated. While many leaders “do not want to be Google,” they recognize the need to update their facilities to accommodate growing staff or updated technologies while still facing public scrutiny on efficiency and cost effectiveness.

This panel will discuss how to make the public-sector office an attractive place to work while considering the unique challenges of change management and implementation in that sector.

Event Timing:

3:45pm: Guest arrival

4:00pm: Program kickoff

5:00pm: Q&A with audience & closing remarks

5:30pm–6:30pm: Networking/ reception


Sergio Lechuga, Associate/ Senior Project Designer, Interiors, HMC Architects

Gary Lai, Principal, Director of Sustainability, AHBE / MIG

Heidi Creighton, Associate Principal, BuroHappold Engineering

Amelia Doyle Feichtner, Senior Design Manager, City of Santa Monica | Public Works

1.5 AIA CEU HSW credits available

About Metropolis Think Tank:

The Metropolis Think Tank is a continuing education program (AIA CEU HSW accredited) that travels to leading architecture and design firms in key markets throughout North America. Our Think Tank challenges architects, interior designers, manufacturers, experts in design to examine the strengths and weaknesses of current design- thinking and building within the areas of Education, Workplace, Wellness, and Hospitality. Resulting intelligence is shared across Metropolis’s media channels in book, online and with all of our participating partners.

Think Tank Los Angeles Sponsors:

DXV/Grohe, Versteel