The impact of design on workplace culture

Committee Meeting
Human Resources
Date and Time: 
22 Nov 2017
08:30 to 10:00
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, French Chamber of Commerce, #09-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore
Registration Dates: 
02 Oct 2017
21 Nov 2017

Are employers spending their budget wisely on office projects? How to achieve the perfect balance?


In a world where businesses increasingly focus on the creative and innovative output of their employees, the spotlight is well and truly on workplace design as an instigator for creating more inspiring environments that foster a greater sense of culture, community and collaboration to increase both productivity and innovation.


In an interactive presentation, we will discuss why a procurement centric strategy for workplace projects will not create and support a positive culture. We will explain why all stakeholders need to be involved at the very beginning of the process.

About the Speakers:

  • Thomas Choulot, Director of Business Strategy at Contrast Design.

Passionate about workplace, innovation, people and behaviour, he loves the vibrant business community of Singapore. Thomas is established in Asia since 8 years, and believes this is the place to be today and tomorrow.

Thanks to his experience and knowledge of the workplace business in Asia Pacific, Thomas always brings a different point of view to the conversation.


  • Larissa Murphy, Co-Creator at Contrast Design

Larissa is the Co-Creator of Contrast, a global design collective focused on creating human centric, technology enabled and business supportive work spaces. With more than 19 years workplace design experience across EMEA and APAC, Larissa believes that engaging local culture, corporate culture, branding, as well as understanding business dynamics are fundamental to delivering a successful workplace design. Viable workspaces of the future must engage their users, and go beyond the aesthetic and real estate function.


  • Ivy Chiam, Co-Creator at Contrast Design

Ivy has spent most of her life in Singapore, she has a fantastic local knowledge and understanding of Asian Culture. Ivy completed her education in the UK giving her a greater understanding of living and working with different cultures and their relevance in the workplace. With more than a decade of experience in the industry Ivy retains her passion for her work, seeing her design realised is her motivation. Ivy's people focus makes her very approachable. She’s an estimated figure in the Singapore design industry.



- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -


Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.

Registration are now closed.