New London Architecture

Where is the office now? Powered by PechaKucha


Thursday 16 February 2023
18:30 - 20:30


Join us for an evening of presentations exploring hybrid working and “the office”.
The increase in hybrid work in recent years raises questions about the future of workspaces and how to welcome employees back to the office. 
Employees now expect and prioritise workplaces that are sustainable, healthy and flexible. Therefore, buildings must be versatile to meet current needs and future changes. What role can architects play in this quest? How can design contribute to attracting employees to the office? What technologies and amenities are necessary to meet these demands and suit new types and various sizes of businesses?
During this PechaKucha, we will hear about projects and technologies that propose innovative solutions to answer these questions.


18:30   Arrival and refreshments
19:00   Welcome from Grimshaw
            Matthew Holloway, Principal, Grimshaw Architects  
19:05   Introduction from the Chair 
            Nicola Sheppey, Head of Communications, NLA 
19:08   The future of the office in central London
            Speaker TBC 
19:15   Retrofitting office building for today’s needs 
            Fiona Grieve, Architect, Scott Brownrigg 
19:22   Innovation for workplaces 
            Milos Halecka, Innovations Director, MiddleCap 
19:29   Non-workplace workplaces
            Matthew Holloway, Principal, Grimshaw Architects 
19:36   Flexibility to anticipate the future’s needs
            Hollie Welch, Associate, de Metz Forbes Knight Architects
19:43   Ground floor and amenities 
            Sascha Lewin, CEO, W.RE
19:50   The future of “giant offices”: Google HQ 
            Adrienne Lau, Senior Associate, Heatherwick Studio 
19:57   Networking
20:30   Close

Speaker biographies

Nicola Sheppey

Head of Communications, NLA

Matthew Holloway

Principal, Grimshaw Architects

Sascha Lewin

Chief Executive Officer, W.RE

Fiona Grieve

Architect, Scott Brownrigg

Milos Halecka

Innovations Director, MiddleCap





Grimshaw Architects
57 Clerkenwell Road

Hosted By


Webinar: Prize Projects: learning from community award winners


Webinar: Prize Projects: learning from community award winners

Recording of 'Prize projects' webinar, where we learnt from past Community Prize Winners and reflected on the value thes...

Watch video
Resilient Cities: preparing for climate events in the UK


Resilient Cities: preparing for climate events in the UK

As an industry, how do we move beyond the reactive and adopt a proactive approach to tackling climate change?

Watch video
Designing cities for increasing temperatures


Designing cities for increasing temperatures

This webinar will heard from leading experts within the building sector, working on reducing the impact extreme heat cha...

Watch video

Stay in touch

Upgrade your plan

Choose the right membership for your business

Billing type:
All prices exclude VAT
View options for Personal membership