The Influence of Outdoor Space on the Work Place
Recognizing the benefits of collaboration when it comes to innovation, creativity and culture, Corporate Real Estate Executives are constantly looking for ways to improve connectivity between employees. As workers return to the office, they are craving increased connections to the outdoors throughout the day for fresh air, socializing and for alternative work space. Please join us for October’s member meeting, as we hear from three renowned landscape architects about the influence of outdoor space on the work place.
Andrew Albers - OJB
Andrew Albers is a licensed Architect and has been with OJB in Houston since 2006. With over 22 years of experience, his work includes landscapes in the academic, healthcare, corporate, and public realms. Andrew has worked on some of the firm’s most notable projects, including the Brochstein Pavilion, Central Quad, and Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University; Enterprise Plaza in Downtown Houston, Texas; as well as several private corporate campuses. Educated as an Architect, Andrew’s work has always looked beyond the building and sought a connection between interior and exterior. His passion for materials and detailing is present in all aspects of his design work, and he enjoys the investigation and documentation of how the landscape goes together. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys teaching an introduction to Landscape Architecture at the Rice University School of Architecture.
Blake Coleman, PLA, Principal - TBG
A Principal based in TBG’s Houston office, Blake provides invaluable leadership in the design process while leading a team of landscape architects and planners. He also serves as firm-wide director of Strategy. He has more than 16 years of professional experience encompassing all aspects of project management and design responsibilities from conceptual phases through construction. He balances an array of project assignments with a passion for community engagement efforts, working with entities like the Urban Land Institute and the Bayou Preservation Association to improve quality of life and the built environment locally.
Sheila Condon, President & Co-Founder - Clark Condon
As President and co-founder of Clark Condon, a Houston-based landscape architectural design firm, Sheila oversees design and general operations for the firm. Her depth of experience, from recreational and commercial facilities to public sector projects, gives her a broad-based knowledge that assures accuracy and client satisfaction. Sheila remains engaged and collaborative within the firm and serves as a mentor sharing her more than three decades of expertise. Moreover, her leadership directs and supports a team disciplined in how to respond to the growing value of environmental stewardship. Sheila earned a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture at Rutgers in 1981 and co-founded Clark Condon four years later. She was the past recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University. In 2006, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.