Redesigning Work & Workplace: Space, Technology, and Culture

An on-campus program to help architects, designers, workplace professionals, and people experts design their workplace for 2024 and beyond.

Curious about what to expect when coming to campus? Please visit our Campus Learning page.

Hybrid work is here to stay. However, companies, industries, and leaders face enduring challenges in adapting and thriving in both their workplace and ways of working in this new era.

In this program, informed by research on the modern workplace, we look at the spaces, technology, and cultures shaping work and workplaces to help teams and leaders answer the question: “How will we redesign our workplace and the way we work?”

Divided into three modules — Spaces, Technology, and Culture — the course will use a scaffolded approach to provide participants, regardless of background, with the resources to take actionable steps towards transforming their workplaces.

What to Expect

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a design with a pencil

Part 1, Spaces – Participants will explore the evolution and future of the physical workplace for creative teams – including hybrid and remote-first models – drawing upon their organizations and experiences to inform the discussion. Spoiler alert: one size does not fit all.

This discussion will be informed by research done by Jacob Reidel seeking to understand how architects have designed new ways of practicing in direct response to the upheaval of recent years.

Part 2, Technology – Participants will examine how technology changes how creative workplaces are designed, delivered, and operated. Of particular interest will be recent technologies that allow us to quantify and measure the performance of a design, enabling individuals and organizations to understand the impact of their spaces on their people, ultimately using these insights to make decisions about what to keep and what to change in their designs both in real-time and in the future.

Part 3, Culture – The way organizations work is as much designed as spaces and software. We will explore new ways companies can collaboratively engage and support their most valuable asset — their people. Participants will explore a range of creative workplace redesigns presented by the instructor team.

This program will take place in one of Harvard’s most inspirational buildings – a LEED Platinum building with adaptable, innovative environments.

  • Understand emerging best practices in physical workplace design.
  • Explore the role that technology plays in workplace redesign and operations in both the design, delivery, and ongoing assessment of performance.
  • Understand the constellation of tools that enable increasingly beneficial redesign and recalibration of workplaces to workforce needs.
  • Learn proven practices for shaping and supporting the team of people that designs and continuously optimizes a high-performance workplace.

Anyone involved in reshaping physical workplaces, including:

  • Real Estate Industry Professionals
  • Human Resources Professionals
  • Designers, especially interior designers
  • Architects
  • Workplace Strategists
  • IT Professionals
  • Finance Professionals
  • Directors of Space Planning
  • Directors of Facilities
  • Heads of Remote Work


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Jacob Reidel

Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design

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Carly Tortorelli

Director of Workplace Technology & Collaboration Success, Digital Workplace
at Intuitive

Redesigning Work & Workplace: Space, Technology, and Culture

August 15 & 16, 2024 | 9:00am – 5:00pm Eastern

Harvard University Campus
Tuition:  $1,700 until May 31, $1,900
CEUs: Pending
AMDP Elective Units: 2

Program size is limited and early registration is recommended.

Discounts & Deadlines

Please email us at [email protected] with any questions and to ask about group signup.

Registration Deadline: 24 hours before the start of the program.

Full Discount and Cancellation Policies