Brenna specialises in end-user experience, and is recognised for challenging design to think critically about the evolving role of the workplace within contemporary urban contexts. Her professional interests are in truly understanding the end-users needs and desires through engagement exercises, and ensuring those visions are met with the tool of design and strategy. Her experience has seen her responsible for the programming, design thinking, and implementation of many corporate and civil projects of various scales. Brenna brings human-centric design and innovative thinking to the team, along with her international experience.
Your favourite project you have worked on so far?
Tough question – all projects have something that you love about them. I tend to favour the project where I’ve had a strong connection with the end users, truly understanding their needs and seeing their excitement at each phase of analysis and design. Therefore, my favourite project to date was for a rapidly growing tech company in Boston, MA. They had unique spatial needs as they were an eclectic group of musicians, engineers, and sales reps, and they were also redefining their brand and status in the market. By engaging the entire company every quarter in the decision making process, the end result was a space that each and every individual was proud of as they all contributed, as well as a strong identify that reflected their industry leader status.
We design for people and knowing that we’ve succeeded in that is what makes each project great!
- Generational Differences in the Workplace – how to accommodate a variety of workplace needs for maximum productivity and happiness of all users
- Tech Industry Trends – what are the needs of today and tomorrows tech companies and what factors determine real estate decision making trends
- Public Interest Design – Community engagement methods to result in socially responsible buildings
- Public Policy – How can architecture and design better support the public needs written in policy and vise versa
- User Experience – Research in peoples daily needs and activities to better understand how design can support that, and be flexible for how its evolving
- Knowledge Based Economy – The history and new direction of the economy and how that has influenced the places we live, work, and play in
The last book you read?
The Past And Future of America’s Economy: Long Waves of Innovation That Power Cycles of Growth, by Robert D. Atkinson
Top website in your bookmarks?
I’m always googling something, but besides that Amazon.com