Creating Communities of Work Post-COVID-19 Tuesday, 9 November 2021 from 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Fifth Third Bank (5/3), the 14th largest bank in the U.S., was dealing with the global pandemic while in the middle of a transformation of their headquarters. In the eye of this perfect storm, 5/3 was challenged to reimagine their work while enabling a return to place. Two key projects, The Forum and Project Connect, illustrate how flexibility in design and the way space is operationalized can have a powerful effect on people. Engage in a strategic design demonstration of how thriving places can transform the nature of work and place.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the collaborative process and discover how to co-create the future in uncertain times.

  • Define communities of work and understand their overarching purpose and translation into physical design.

  • Identify strategies for their own organization that improve the sense of community and cohesion in the office.


Portrait photo of T. Patrick Donnelly, MCR.h T. Patrick Donnelly, MCR.h
Principal, BHDP Architecture
Portrait photo of Valerie Garrett Valerie Garrett
Assistant Vice President, Director Workplace Design, Fifth Third Bank
Portrait photo of Thomas Neltner Thomas Neltner
SVP Director of Enterprise Workplace Services and Chief Security Officer, Fifth Third Bancorp


Future of Work, Workplace Culture, Workplace Design

Learning: Your Way

Learning comes in many forms:

  • Case Studies - Real life examples of projects with opportunities to understand what went well (and what didn't).
  • Debate - Constructive, moderated debate between opposing viewpoints.
  • Engage Studio - Jump in, get involved, and have fun in these hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Future 20 - 20-minute solo presentations highlighting new and emerging ideas.
  • Learning Theaters - Effective, timely, topical presentations by SME's on Innovation, Sustainability and Workplace.
  • Roundtable Discussions - Delve into the deeper issues and focus on developing solutions, approaches, strategies, or innovative thinking.
  • Technology Playground - Informative technology insights and trends to keep you ahead of the curve!

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