Posts Tagged ‘University of Pennsylvania’

Best of Work+Place (Episode IX)

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Time for the latest update on great posts from our sister site, Work+Place.  This week’s “best of” includes:  

  • Interruptions! Susan explores how we are are own worst interruptors (case in point: number of times I have flipped to another screen during the writing of this post – at this point, three – and that’s not including switching sites to copy hyperlinks).
  • Is Being an Expert a Bad Thing?  Expert interior designer Mike shares about Knoll’s experiment with using non-experts (really experts in other fields) to design their new Antenna Workspaces.
  • Innovation!  Leigh shares a Wharton study about innovative thinking - and how collaborative settings are not always the best way to get

Women Across HOK | Sheila Cahnman

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As we continue on with our Women of HOK series, we’re staying up north, but jumping from Toronto to Chicago to visit with Sheila Cahnman.

Sheila Cahnman has been with HOK only 5 years, but during her tenure here she has become a major contributor.

Her expertise in healthcare architecture has furthered HOK’s practice in that market and her extensive writing and lecturing has brought a rigor to projects.

One of Chicago’s Group Vice Presidents, Sheila has left an indelible mark on every project she’s been a part of.  Her work revolves around people, their environment, and the role design can play in bettering people’s lives.

Outside of the office, Sheila is …