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 …
Yesterday morning I organised our first office yoga session with the wonderful instructors from beyoco.
We had a nice little turn out; filling the boardroom with positive energies and flexible limbs to gear us up for the day. I’m hoping to start this small and eventually encourage a wider group of people (namely some men as it was all women yesterday!) as they see how we emerge zen-like from the class.
Our objective through practising yoga at work is to train our minds to de-stress, take a step back from our work, think more creatively and, of course, helps release tension in our bodies. There is hearsay (I can’t find any actual studies into this) that yoga at work …