6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (EDT)

Seven people sitting at a round table brainstorming and drafting a plan.

Presented by the GSD Alumni Council’s Student/Alumni Xchange Committee

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
Virtual Event, Zoom

How we work as professionals interested in the planning, design, construction, and management of a better built environment continues to change.

The paradigm of working long hours in a bustling studio environment without a life/work balance is a thing of the past. And yet, fully embracing technological solutions that (when left unchecked) risks a lifestyle disconnected from the collaboration and community needed to fulfill a happy work life and prosperous career.

There are other approaches that can achieve our desired outcomes, but our (post) Covid horizons require each of us to be more proactive in the shaping of these realities by working with our employers, employees, clients, investors, and partners. Attendees heard from a range of professionals at different points within their careers discuss this new paradigm and related options.

Moderators included:

Brie Hensold MUP ’07, Co-Founding Principal, Agency Landscape + Planning, Cambridge, MA


Yannis Kitanis MArch ’09, Founding Principal, OKTANA, Athens, Greece

Kaley Blackstock AB ’10 ,MArch ’15, Sustainability Consultant, Gensler, Phoenix, AZ

Nina Chase MLA ’12, Co-Founding Principal, Merritt Chase, Pittsburgh, PA

Diana Ramirez Jasso PhD ’12, Dean, School of Architecture, Art, and Design at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, Center-South Region


Sponsored by the GSD Alumni Council’s Student/Alumni Xchange Committee, GSD Development and Alumni Relations & GSD Career Services