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Spacecraft — The Workplace Design Podcast

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The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. Dan Moscrop, Founder and CEO of Them Design speaks with leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces. We interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created, and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see.

The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. Dan Moscrop, Founder and CEO of Them Design speaks with leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces. We interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created, and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see.

Location:

United Kingdom

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The Spacecraft Podcast series reviews and examines how well-designed workspaces can be transformative, not just for day-to-day working, but for businesses as a whole. Dan Moscrop, Founder and CEO of Them Design speaks with leading businesses to see how design has impacted their workspaces. We interview the directors of co-working organisations that are leading the charge on how office spaces should be created, and the architects behind some of the most innovative office environments you'll see.

Twitter:

@Dan_Moscrop

Language:

English

Contact:

07989599767


Episodes

James Saunders — Without the right people you can't achieve your business goals.

6/14/2022
James Saunders is the Associate Director of Workplace Recruitment at Talent Locker, they specialise in placing experts in Workplace Consulting and Change Management. Every business we speak to seems to be struggling to fill positions or find great people, so we thought this was a perfect time to ask an expert where have they all gone? James has a fantastic network of people that can help design an environment that'll bring the best out of your employees. With 15 years’ recruitment...

Duration:00:49:59

Nigel Oseland — Beyond the Workplace Zoo

1/25/2022
Friend of the show Nigel Oseland is back with his most recent book on workplace design, 'Beyond the Workplace Zoo', backed up with years of research and experience (and his wife Maggie's insistence he gets out of her hair during lockdown). Nigel is an environmental psychologist, workplace strategist, change manager, researcher, international speaker and published author with 11 years of research and 23 years workplace consulting experience at some groundbreaking firms including workplace...

Duration:00:45:25

Lee Penson — How to deliver big ideas to big brands with a rapid delivery and sustainable outcome...

1/10/2022
I had the pleasure of meeting Lee at the Virtual Interiors Event during a talk we did together. This is one of our longer recordings as Lee is so engaging I struggled to cut much of it out. Lee founded & continues to lead globally renowned Architecture & Interior Design studio PENSON, is a regular global keynote inspirational speaker covering business & workplace change & is engaged as global Programme Director to deliver business-wide culture & workplace enhancements for some of the...

Duration:00:48:50

Dani Salamon & Michael Kieck — Creating a Blended Solution to Workplace

9/28/2021
We've worked with both Dani and Michael of MoreySmith on some of our favorite (and indeed award-winning) projects. We love working with MoreySmith due to their attention to detail and the fact that they push every project as a matter of course. Dani has recently been promoted to Director of Design, she joined MoreySmith in 2010 with a BSC first-class honours degree in Management and Marketing of Textiles from Manchester University and a Diploma from the Interior Design School. Her project...

Duration:01:03:45

Jonathan Wagstaffe — Why We Need To Over-Communicate With Our Staff

9/10/2021
Jonathan is a tech entrepreneur, digital marketing educator, and keynote speaker, with decades of experience in growing businesses. We're taking a slightly different angle for today's episode — looking at how digital can help us engage with employees and build our brand. In 2018 he launched Growva, an organisation designed to educate and help leaders of growing businesses to increase sales and customer engagement by better using their websites and other digital tools. He is actively...

Duration:00:41:32

Simon Jordon — Applying First Principle Thinking to Your Workplace

8/26/2021
I met Simon through my good friend Ben James, and was immediately captivated by his warmth and humour, which you'll hear comes across well in the interview. Simon Co-Founded Jump with Shaun Fernandes 21 years ago and has grown an enviable list of clients (starting with Nike no less). Very much focused on how to capture the spirit of a brand through their work, Jump's clients include Google, Nike, Rapha, Fidelity, Saatchi & Saatchi. Bloomberg, Starwood Hotels, Unite Student Accommodation,...

Duration:00:55:27

Sally Rice & Beth Harrision — We had to launch The Virtual Interiors Event to bring back organic connections.

2/5/2021
Beth and Sally met at Sketch before both setting up their respective businesses just before lockdown. As they navigated their new ventures and caught up with their network. "We kept hearing the same message, there was a loss of confidence in meeting face to face which felt like it was stalling the market. We were both missing the opportunities created by bumping into people — the organic connections we all make and leads we pick up. We kept saying to each other, "the industry really needs...

Duration:00:39:56

Caroline Pontifex — Finding the cultural motivation behind a business, and what makes them tick.

1/22/2021
Caroline Pontifex is director of workplace experience at KKS Savilles and leads their occupier and workplace strategy team. Advising occupiers using workplace as a vehicle for change, and developers ensuring real estate solutions are able to respond to change, her work analysing emerging occupier and workplace trends, and developing standards and space planning principles has lead to the studio winning prestigious awards.

Duration:00:38:16

Giuseppe Boscherini, Nikita Mikhailov & Olga Vysotska — How are you feeling?

1/8/2021
Due to the current situation with Covid I wanted to touch base with podcast favourites Giuseppe Boscherini & Nikita Mikhailov who are joined by Olga Vysotska ( Treasurer, Board Member, Maternal Mental Health Alliance; Chief Listening Officer, PsyPub) to talk about how Covid is affecting us as we work from home over a prolonged period. Giuseppe is a designer and architect who is constantly thinking around problems, and as part of his response to Covid, home working and creating something for...

Duration:00:53:56

Neil Usher — Making stuff happen when nothing stands still

11/27/2020
We catch up with Neil Usher, Chief Workplace & Change Strategist, GoSpace AI, on the back of his talk at Workplace Trends which you can find here https://workplacetrends.co/events/london-oct-2020. Neil is an avid blogger and author of two books, The Elemental Workplace, and now Elemental Change. We interviewed Neil just over two years ago and it's still one of the most listened to episodes (well worth a listen if you haven't already). From his wealth of client-side management and leadership...

Duration:00:42:25

Rachel Basha & Nicola Osborn — Human centric design and the changing face of the landlord/occupier relationship.

10/9/2020
Our interview with Rachel Basha, Founder and Design Director and Nicola Osborn, Creative Director of Basha—Franklin. As an Interior Design business they have human-centric design at the core of their work, we caught up with them after their Future Forward webinar which you can catch here. Rachel started Basha Franklin only a couple of years after arriving in the UK, and as an agency, they're going from strength to strength with an enviable client list. Nikki joined as Creative Director in...

Duration:00:50:38

Kay Sargent — Covid is impacting building culture, mentoring, ideating, growing and connecting.

9/23/2020
Kay Sargent is a Senior Principal and Director of Workplace at HOK. With 35 years of experience, She is a recognized expert on workplace design and strategy issues. She is an award-winning designer who has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to optimize their global real estate portfolios and create innovative work environments. As director of HOK’s WorkPlace team, a practice that supports organizations undertaking multiple projects in various locations, and a member of HOK’s Board of...

Duration:00:42:50

Shane Kelly — The importance of place and interaction

5/21/2020
We’re pleased to announce the return of Spacecraft with Series 3 of the podcast, we had a little pause with everything currently happening while we established what the future holds with workplace. We did have a couple of great recordings in the bag which I feel are still relevant and really interesting. The first of these is Shane Kelly a Principal at TP Bennett. Shane has been with TP Bennett for over 16 years now and remarks at how much change he’s seen across the business and...

Duration:00:39:26

Nicola Rutt: Industrial Rehab and transforming old buildings

3/5/2020
With International Women's Day this weekend, who better to talk to than Nicola Rutt of HawkinsBrown. At the time on writing Nicola was recently shortlisted for the W Award (formerly Women in Architecture Award) and for the MJ Long Prize for her and her team’s incredible work on Here East. With a passion for the creative re-use of buildings, Nicola specialises in bringing underused, unloved properties back to life with a focus on designing spaces that bring people together and foster...

Duration:00:46:17

Rosie Haslem: the value of an iterative approach to design

2/20/2020
Rosie Haslem from Spacelab joins us for this episode to discuss their unique approach to design. We learn how they use virtual reality to engage their clients, checking in with them throughout the process, and changing as necessary. We hear how their work redesigning the workplace of British fashion brand Boden led to 50% fewer emails and a ‘life-changing’ result. And we gain insight into their current work creating sensors to match occupancy with energy use, and empower users to manage...

Duration:00:37:47

Giuseppe Boscherini & Nikita Mikhailov: what do you get if you cross an architect with a psychologist?

2/7/2020
It turns out you get personality-based workspace design. In this episode, we discuss how personality can be used to design spaces. We’ve known for some time that personality affects a great deal of things, including how we perceive our environments. But this thinking, and research from the fields of psychology and medicine, hasn’t often been fully applied to the workplace. Architect Giuseppe and Psychologist Nikita do just that. They enjoy helping companies create workspaces which allow...

Duration:00:40:58

Duncan Gunn: applying sticky campus thinking to the workplace

1/24/2020
Duncan Gunn of GUNN Associates joined us for this episode of the podcast. Here at Them Design, we’ve known and worked with Duncan for around three years now. We’ve helped him brand and launch GUNN Associates, and watching their growth and success over the last couple of years has been really rewarding. In this episode, he shares several of the projects they’ve been working on, from university spaces, to a company headquarters. We learn about Duncan’s customer first, problem-solving...

Duration:00:40:24

Catherine Borowski: creating a job around the things you love, why art should be accessible and how placemaking can transform space

1/9/2020
I've seen Catherine speak at a number of events and I'm always captivated by her creativity, her passion and her outlook on life. Her work has evolved from an artist, into founding and leading award-winning placemaking agency ProduceUK. As expected, she nailed the podcast with some great insights, including how she first became interested in placemaking, what it means to her, and some predictions for the future of the industry.

Duration:00:35:57

Jane Clay: Women in Office Design, understanding your client, and adapting to locales and regions

12/16/2019
Jane Clay joins the Spacecraft podcast as we kick off our partnership with Women in Office Design, a networking group for women across the office design and furniture industry. As well as discussing the importance of this group, we talk to Jane about her career, and of course, all things workspace. We chat about the big changes in workplace design, and projects such as Government Digital Service, Microsoft’s London and Dublin offices, and British Land’s flexible Storey workspaces. See the...

Duration:00:39:32

Deepak Parmar: bringing creativity to the workplace

11/25/2019
Leading workplace designer Deepak Parmar from MCM joined us for this Spacecraft episode. We discussed what workplace design can learn from retail in terms of experience-led design, and how the co-working trend has influenced expectations when it comes to workplaces. Deepak shares insights from some of the projects he’s worked on, including Condé Nast Digital Hub in a Grade II listed building in central London, and a new project for Nationwide where the aim is to excel in terms of inclusivity...

Duration:00:40:30