Employers’ need to attract and retain talent is becoming a strong influence on the design of modern workplaces, a trend Eppstein Uhen Architects responded to with the creation of a new Workplace Strategy program that will be led by Heather Turner Loth in Milwaukee.
Loth has been with the firm four years, primarily focusing on business development in the past. In her new position, Turner Loth will work across the firm’s four offices, aligning the way they design worker-friendly places.
“The renewed focus is making sure we’re designing for the people,” she said. “It’s about the individual employees within the work environment.”
The concept of worker-friendly buildings has long influenced the work of Eppstein Uhen and other firms, as reflected by the proliferation of commons areas with couches, arcade games and cafe areas in modern offices. But the new Workplace Strategy leadership role for Turner Loth will make the process more intentional and share best practices.
Eppstein Uhen has about 225 employees, including 70 specializing in workplace design.