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Interconnected: Bringing Multiple Stakeholders Together to Improve Building Design & Operations

This webinar is approved for 1 LU credit for continuing education with AIA.

Project teams bring various stakeholders together for building projects, but never has it been more vital to have multiple stakeholders sit together than in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Design touches every aspect of the lives of people occupying a space, so cross-disciplinary teams must work together to ensure buildings and designed, constructed and operated in ways that support human health—from urban planners, building owners, architects, engineers, facility managers, interior designers and human resources.

This webinar will bring a variety of building professionals together to discuss the importance of multidisciplinary teams in planning, designing, constructing and operating buildings in the future that support occupant wellbeing.

Learning Objectives

  • Consider big-picture thinking and the importance of bringing multiple stakeholders together to design, construct and operate buildings following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify the different roles and disciplines that should be on a project team and how they can plan and execute mutually agreed-upon goals that ensure project success. 
  • Explain how a broad-based approach to building design can help support occupant wellbeing. 
  • Describe how input and data collected from multiple sources can help inform the way buildings are designed and constructed.




Rachel FitzgeraldRachel Fitzgerald
Discipline Lead, Lighting

As the discipline leader for Stantec's lighting design team, Rachel has over 18 years of experience providing exterior and interior lighting designs for hospitality, mixed-use, retail, corporate, civic/government, transit, and recreation facilities. She is a leading expert on how lighting and daylighting drive health and wellbeing, and support occupants’ natural circadian rhythms.


Tom GilleTom Gille
REAL Systems

Tom is the founder (1996) and a Principal of REAL Systems. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial real estate management. He works with local, regional and national firms in the design and implementation of educational and performance improvement programs. As a noted instructor, he has lectured internationally for clients as well as industry organizations. In 2012, Tom was honored as one of ten management professionals in the nation to be recognized in the inaugural class of BOMA Fellows. He is a past president of BOMA California, BOMA San Francisco, and IREM San Francisco.

Cheyne BrownCheyne Brown
Senior Associate, Interior Design Project Manager

As a Project Manager in Corgan’s Interiors Studio, Cheyne brings a passion for developing a deep understanding of her clients. Her love of complex projects that require strategic thinking have often placed her in not just the role of project manager, but as the client advocate. She is known for listening to understand a client’s needs and holding the team accountable for accomplishing the project’s goals. She is a natural consensus builder and problem solver. Her recent clients include Salt River Project, CBRE, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Zillow Group. An NCIDQ certificate holder, FITWEL Ambassador, LEED Certified Professional and former IIDA Southwest Chapter President, Cheyne has a drive for learning and community involvement.