Chapter Meeting: Annual Business Meeting + Workplace Design Innovation
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When: Thursday, September 19, 2019
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: One Workplace
2500 De La Cruz Blvd
Santa Clara
United States
Contact: Chris Burnham
(408) 298-0611

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Workplace Design Innovation - Annual Business Meeting

Tour One Workplace and learn how current renovations are putting their gorgeous showroom and workspace to work. Reconnect with colleagues over wine and delicious bites. Learn how culture is influencing workplace design projects in corporate and tech sectors, and how new modes of working are impacting office design and vice-versa. As the Chapter’s Annual Business Meeting, hear the chapter's annual report and members will vote on candidates nominated to join the 2020 Board of Directors.

Stay for the panel discussion on the evolving trends in workplace design moderated by Chris Wasney, AIA, Principal-In-Charge of CAW Architects.


6:00 PM  -  Social hour with food and beverages

6:10 to 6:30 PM  -  Tour of One Workplace's redesigned showroom and workplace

7:00 PM  -  Business meeting and Board of Directors election

7:30 to 8:30 PM  - Workplace Design Innovation Panel Discussion


About the Speakers:


Christopher Wasney, AIA
Principal at CAW Architects

Christopher Wasney brings a wealth of expertise to designing and managing challenging projects for universities, community-based institutions and non-profits. A founding principal of Cody Anderson Wasney Architects, Inc., Chris directs the firm's higher education work, including more than 60 projects at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley, and U.C. Santa Cruz 




Christopher M. Good, CID, NCIDQ, ASID, LEED AP
Creative Director at One Workplace





Michelle Paulson
General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at [redacted]

[redacted] is an elite cybersecurity firm providing end-to-end security to companies looking to protect themselves against hostile nation-states and sophisticated cyber criminals. She is a seasoned in-house attorney specialized in internet law, intellectual property, privacy, international law, product counseling, and human resources.

Previously, Michelle worked in patent prosecution, housing law, insurance, and education. She has a J.D. from the University of California Hastings and a B.A. from the University of California Berkeley. She has advised companies that have fully remote and distributed workforces as well as those with physical offices with floating and permanently assigned staff.


Aaron Taylor Harvey
Directing Creativity and Defending Reality at Airbnb in San Francisco

Aaron is the Executive Creative Director of Environments, the in-house architectural and interior design team at Airbnb. Aaron founded the team with his wife Rachael in 2014 after three years of independent practice. Their first project was the reinvention of a call-center in Portland, since then Airbnb has opened 25+ new office spaces all over the globe. Environments are also responsible for the design of large-scale events, and the development of long and short term housing prototypes built for sharing, known as "Powered by AIrbnb".

Kyle Rawlins
Co-Founder at Designing Justice + Designing Spaces and BIG Oakland

Kyle is the development director and co-founder of DJDS. He is also a co-founder of BIG Oakland, a coworking space dedicated to the architecture, engineering, construction and real estate industry. Prior to founding DJDS and BIG Oakland, Rawlins specialized in the analysis, financing, design, construction, and management of affordable housing in North and South America.

In 2005, Rawlins founded Piper-Cadmium, the developer of 298 Convent Avenue and 220 Saint Nicholas, both multifamily development projects in Manhattan. Prior to founding Piper-Cadmium, Kyle was Vice President of The Clarett Group, a developer of residential and mixed-use properties in New York City. Rawlins is a 2016 Echoing Green Fellow and holds a BS in architecture from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Toigo Fellow.

Free to AIA Silicon Valley members - you must sign in to receive member pricing.
Non Members $40

Please register for this event by 3 PM on Wednesday, September 18th. We need to send the list of attendees to One Workplace prior to the meeting. On the morning of the event, registrants will receive an email with a QR code. The code can be printed, or you can use your phone to sign in.

Easy off-street parking. One Workplace is located at 2500 De La Cruz Boulevard at the corner of Martin Avenue in Santa Clara.
The entrance to the building is on De La Cruz Boulevard.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Discover design strategies for contemporary, multi-modal workplace design including co-working, and non-stationary, temporary, and remote workforces.

2. Gain practical and relatable knowledge on the tools and techniques architects can use to assess and address the changing needs of today’s workforce culture.

3. Learn about requirements and needs for remote work environments by sector/industry, ranging from the  A|E|C industry to Tech to social justice.

4. Understand how to design for increased security, considering physical safety as well as data security, in relation to new modes of working.





 Thank you to our Chapter Meeting Sponsor!