[ZOOM Webinar] Creating a Productive Home Office
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When: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 pm
United States
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Webinar:  Creating a Productive Home Office                                                                         

CBS alumnus and residential architect, Bob Barnett, AIA, (CBS '96) teams up with his colleagues, office designer Lisa Kincaid and residential designer Nureed Saeed to share design tips to help you create ideal spaces for WFH and virtual learning. Even before the 2020 quarantines, home office utilization had been growing substantially. With the initial quarantine, make-shift spaces were put together. Now, the need to establish more permanent spaces is paramount.  A home office is the new critical "must have" for many home buyers. 

The trio will be discussing:

  • Telecommunications and audio-visual tools as the necessary foundation for virtual work and learning;
  • Space allocation
  • Space usage relative to other rooms, and flex-spaces with multiple users; 
  • Ergonomics and other principles of corporate office design;
  • Corporate office products (chairs, desks, lighting, etc.) and residential options;
  • Residential interior design tips as they pertain to home offices;
  • Challenges and opportunities with virtual learning.

You'll hear some of the panel's recent client stories while attendees can interact to share what they've learned as we all navigate this new way of living in our homes.

BONUS:  Bob Barnett will provide a 30-minute virtual in-home consultation
to registrants, if desired, within two weeks following the webinar!

PLUS Two Giveaways:  1) Series Two Task Chair by Steelcase, a leading office furniture manufacturer; and 2) a book from a 2017 MOMA exhibit - Frank Llloyd Wright: Unpacking the Archive.


Bob Barnett, President, CBH Architects

Lisa Kincaid, Partner, GastingerWalker&

Nureed Saeed, Owner, Nu Interiors

DATE:  Wednesday, September 16, 2020
TIME:   12:00-1:00 PM
FEE:     $15 for CBSACNY members; $25 for non members
ACCESS:  You'll receive the link to the Zoom session 24 hours before the start of the event and a reminder that morning via email. Please email info@cbsacny.org if you do not receive your session link. For those registering less than 24 hours in advance of the session, you'll receive access shortly before the webinar begins.

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Panelist Bios

Bob Barnett
Bob grew up on a cotton & soybean farm in Arkansas prior to attending Rhodes College then Washington University School of Architecture. He then pursued an MBA at Columbia followed by a marketing career at American Express, Tractor Supply Company and Dun & Bradstreet. After flipping houses in New Jersey, (featured in HOME Magazine and HGTV) he left the corporate world and started working as a home improvement contractor. In 2011, he became a licensed architect and formed CBH Architects in New Jersey and most recently, Robert Clide New York, both focusing on home remodeling and additions. Bob lives between South Orange, NJ and Brasília, Brazil. He has a passion for historic buildings and was a founding member of South Orange's Historic Preservation Commission. He enjoys choral singing and has performed at Carnegie Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields and Sagrada Familia.  

Lisa Kincaid  
Lisa’s inspiration for architecture came from her father, an urban planner; her interest in business came from her mother, a 40 year veteran with Boeing in St. Louis; and, her passion for fashion came from her grandmother, a wedding gown seamstress. Lisa's architecture journey started as a secretary at the headquarters of the iconic firm, HOK, in St Louis, where she quickly moved to drafting. She then pursed architecture degrees (BS then Masters) at Washington University before returned to HOK. She soon launched her own firm specializing in residential architecture and corporate interior design, and winning awards from AIA-St Louis, Landmarks Association, and Soulard Historical Society. Lisa moved to Chicago in 1997 to pursue her love of city life and a whole new world of design possibilities settling in Frank Lloyd Wright's famous Oak Park. Lisa joined GastingerWalker& as Director of Interiors in 2003, and became Partner in 2005.  

Nureed Saeed 
Nu Interiors is a full service interior design and remodeling project management resource, specializing in kitchen and bathroom renovations. Nu Interiors' owner, Nureed Saeed envisions spaces that meet her three key design tenets: Form, Function and Comfort. She believes each space should feel inviting and yet function for the needs of one’s life. She has an amazing mix of high-end taste with “roll-up-your-sleeves” resourcefulness, using found items and historic artifacts in her designs. For over 6 years, Nureed has leveraged her natural design sense, project management expertise and care into bringing her clients a home filled with love and purpose. After only 4 years in business, Nu Interiors was named one of Lux Pad’s top15 Interior Designers in New Jersey. In addition to her blog, “Nuness”, Nureed and Nu Interiors have been featured on the cover of Millburn-Short Hills magazine, Design NJ, and Inhabit your Home, amongst other local and design publications. Nu Interiors was a featured designer in the first Resource at Home design show, and is regular contributor to Resource at Home’s YouTube channel. She has now taken her business across the country successfully managing both a New Jersey and California base for the last 2 years. Prior to starting her design firm, Nureed spent over 15 years in the fashion industry in buying, product management, licensing and brand management, working for notable designers like Ralph Lauren and Kenneth Cole. In her daily life, Nureed is mother to seven-year old twins and a six year, as well as a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the design industry, and for educating her community and industry on the role of residential segregation on today’s ongoing inequalities in housing, the workplace and schooling. Nureed is a leader and regular volunteer, and believes strongly in giving back and participates in multiple causes and charities, but most recently is a Steering Committee member of the National Committee to Redress Residential Segregation, working closely with author of “The Color of Law”, Richard Rothstein. Nureed also serves at the Secretary to the Northern California Chapter of the National Kitchens and Bath Association. 

Special thank you to Bob Barnett for planning the webinar.