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Leah Alissa Bayer AIA, NCARB, LEED GA
EVIA: Founder + Studio Director
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The traditional architect office environment needs to change to fit the changing attitudes towards work and with that, life balance. Each year we lose valuable human capital in the field of architecture to a multitude of reasons, but the main theme seems to be a need for more flexibility with the hours spent at the office. By utilizing technology as a virtual or semi-virtual office, some of this human capital can be re-engaged and utilized to the support the needs of both the principals and staff in architecture.Smaller virtual offices can also group together, as needed, to complete larger projects together. Then disband when the need is no longer there.Technology has provided us with the flexibility to remain in contact with each other even though we may be physically located elsewhere. I run my office with remote staff located in different time zones from where I'm located. We utilize video conferencing software, like Zoom, to hold meetings.Please contact me if you are interested in hearing more.Regards,Jennifer