Nadine Quirmbach, a key leader in the Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign, took part in a Metropolis panel discussion titled, “A Healthy Return: The Business Case for Well-Being in the Workplace.

The discussion focused on how “in competition for today’s top talent, companies’ recruiting strategies are expanding beyond traditional employee benefits to include healthful and enriching lifestyle initiatives. And with the robust correlation between productivity and employee well-being increasingly evident, workplace design emerges as a potent factor in organizational strategy – attracting the best candidates and keeping employees thriving and engaged in the company’s mission. While architects and designers see this new balance between well-being and productivity as a chance to positively transform the workplace, forward-looking businesses recognize the moment as an opportunity for a healthy return.”

Key event details are below.

Panelists included:
  • Toni Espera, VP, People Operations, Verifi, Inc.
  • David A. Josker, Managing Director, Los Angeles North Region, CBRE
  • Nadine Quirmbach, DIPL. ING., LEED AP BD+C, Associate Vice President, Yazdani Studio of CannonDesign
  • Jeff Reuschel, Global Director of Design and Innovation, Product Development, Haworth

Susan S. Szenasy, Director of Design Innovation, Metropolis Magazine