Patty Lampert
AIA Cleveland


Friday, June 12, 2020 from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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This is an online event. 

COVID-19 Recovery: Re-imagining workplaces and workplace strategy


Presented by Deb Donley and Megan Spinos from Vocon.  They will discuss how we can't predict the future but we can prepare for it, a back-to-business playbook for retrofitting the office to a healthy and safe workplace, and how we will return to work a changed culture. We are in a perpetual pressing of the refresh button.  

We would like to thank AIA Trust, Victor and CNA for sponsoring this event! Sponsored by Victor, the CNA Insurance Companies, and the AIA Trust, providers of the AIA Trust Professional Liability Insurance Program. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will examine how we must suddenly look to the future and envision space with a lens that is both microscopic and telescopic, and recognize everyday shifts.
  • Attendees will explore landlord strategic priorities, and positioning the office building for business ready occupancy.
  • Attendees will identify the strategic programming approaches to rethink office design by creating healthy and safe work environments for employees. 
  • Attendees will evaluate working productivity and technologies, related to project and service costs.

  • Space is limited, so please RSVP early!

Cost: Free


Debbie Donley, Owner & Principal

As Vocon’s founding Principal, Debbie Donley’s leadership has expanded Vocon to include 200+ professional workplace strategists, designers, architects, graphics/ branding specialists and technical support personnel with offices in Cleveland, New York City and Los Angeles.  Integrity has been the foundation for both internal employee relationships as well as external partnerships with our clients. Debbie is passionate about the impact that architecture and design can have on people, organizations and overall culture. The concept of designing from the “inside out” is something that is a core value at Vocon, a true differentiator for the firm in the marketplace.  She is passionate about maintaining a culture of excellence and an environment where people have permission to be creative and fulfill their personal and professional dreams. Vocon is a 15 time recipient of being named one of Cleveland’s “Best Places to Work” by Northcoast 99, which is a true testament to the success of Vocon’s culture. 


Debbie is highly collaborative and believes passionately that Principal involvement throughout the life cycle of a project is key to building long term partnerships with clients. She measures success on the relationships that the firm builds with clients long after a project has been completed. Debbie is never shy about her belief that family always comes first and is proud of the way that Vocon actively encourages employees to lead a balanced life with clear priorities.



Megan Spinos, Strategy Director


As lead of Vocon’s strategic consulting practice, Megan helps organizations make decisions about the design and use of their work space to support their culture and business goals such as improved productivity, employee attraction and engagement, innovation to increase market share and real estate portfolio optimization. Megan and her team are experts at understanding the impact space has on an individual’s work performance. By studying how people work and use space – blended with their academic and industry knowledge – she and her team develops strategies that influence employee achievement, collaboration and wellbeing in positive and measurable ways. Megan’s experience in the fields of strategic workplace planning, design and account management has allowed her to successfully influence business outcomes for a broad spectrum of clients and project types, including corporate office, public, healthcare, legal and non-profit assignments.


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