3 Feb 2016

Spotlight on Julian Treasure

View Julian’s popular TED Talk, Why architects need to use their ears.



Julian’s vision is to make the world sound beautiful.

By helping companies to discover that good sound is also good business, Julian’s work has proved that sound can increase retail sales, customer satisfaction and brand value and The Sound Agency is now the undisputed world leader in assessing and transforming sound in shopping malls.

Widely featured as a sound and communication expert in the world’s leading media, including TIME Magazine and The Economist, Julian will apply the same logic to the sound of office space and help answer John Forrester’s burning questions;
  • Is designing and delivering ever more efficient buildings for open plan supporting or destroying workforce output and productivity?
  • Is hot desking to save a little rent creating a workforce of drifting corporate refugees or generating closer team working?
  • Is the office industry simply not answering the exam question - how to get the most from the occupier's biggest investment, its people?


Julian is speaking in plenary session 1, Open Plan or Open Prison. Have We Unwittingly Created a Monster - The Under-Productive Workspace?, on Thursday 12 May 2016, 09:00-10:30. 



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