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UDI Virtual Luncheon: The Future Workplace with Samantha Sannella

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Name: UDI Virtual Luncheon: The Future Workplace with Samantha Sannella
Date: February 15, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
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As Managing Director of Strategic Consulting Services for Cushman & Wakefield, Samantha Sannella specializes in design management, workplace strategy, occupancy planning, project management and future-focused building/land solutions. Her combined background in architecture, urban design, interior design, construction, development and consulting has proved invaluable in providing clients with integrated strategies through all phases of the real estate cycle.
 
Samantha is recognized as a thought leader and highly sought after for her insights, predictions, and advice on the future workplace and its evolving role in connecting people, place and technology.
 
Samantha and her team work across multiple sectors and asset classes transforming workplace strategies to empower workers regardless of where they work. This involves harnessing the latest technology to elevate employee engagement and determine the best uses of physical space, along with best locations.
 
Samantha was formerly Studio Director and Workplace Strategy Expert at Stantec Toronto; President & CEO of the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum and Centre for the Promotion of Design; and professor of Interior Design at Ryerson University. She also served as practice leader for HOK Consulting Canada.
 
Please join us for this session from the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples. 
 


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Samantha Sannella – As Managing Director, Consulting Services, Canada, Ms. Sannella specializes in design management, workplace strategy, occupancy planning, scenario development, project management and holistic building/land solutions. Her combined background in architecture, urban design, interior design, construction, development and consulting helps provide clients with strategies that are well-grounded through all phases of the real estate cycle.

Samantha’s focus is providing real estate solutions that maximize the experience per square foot of the occupant while aligning with the organization’s business objectives and culture. Her group focuses on real estate and built environment strategies that foster productivity, increase effectiveness, mitigate cost and reduce risk to help clients solve the complex challenges encountered at the intersection of real estate and business. Services include Design Advisory, Workplace Strategy, Occupancy Planning, Site Selection, Employee Engagement and Change Management, Facility Programming, Building Repositioning Strategy, Portfolio Optimization and Land Use Strategies. Ms. Sannella was formerly a Studio Director and Workplace Strategy Expert at Stantec Toronto, the former President and CEO of the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum and Centre for the Promotion of Design and a former professor of Interior Design at Ryerson University. Ms. Sannella was a practice leader for HOK Consulting Canada. As part of her career, Ms. Sannella has been instrumental to organizations through fundraising, public relations and community involvement. Ms. Sannella is passionate about Universal and Sustainable Design and teaches audiences about the critical connections between design and the economy, environment and quality of life. In 2006, Ms. Sannella was named one of the top 10 most inspiring women in Canada and in March 2011, she was named Woman of the Month by Women's Post Magazine. In 2007, she was honoured by Ryerson University for her work within the design community. She has taught part-time at Ryerson for 15 years.

Ms. Sannella is also the founder of Urban Retreat Homes which focused on the design of single-family homes as well as the design/build of custom luxury homes in Ontario. Over the course of her career, Ms. Sannella extended her expertise in residential design and construction to the multi-residential market by managing the development of condominium projects in Toronto and Barrie. Ms. Sannella was also a regular columnist for Reno and Decor Magazine and editor of Ontario Design.
 
Anne McMullinPresident & CEO, UDI (Moderator)
 
Location:

Zoom
Date/Time Information:

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Fees/Admission:
UDI Members $45 + GST
Non Members $65 + GST
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