Managing Remote Work - Virtual Presentation

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November 15, 2022
4:00 PM

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Join the Small Firm Roundtable Committtee for this virtual event


Managing Remote Work

  • Tuesday, November 15, 4pm
  • Zoom Webinar
  • AIA Credit: 1.5 LU


The modern workplace and the way we work and collaborate is changing rapidly. Recent events have put the spotlight on remote work. Remote work and work from home policies are not new, but never before has such a large portion of the workforce been remote. 

As social distancing requirements ease and we have returned to the workplace, many are asking what next? The proverbial genie is out of the bottle. In an industry that has traditionally been reliant on face to face collaboration, how does one manage remote work?

In this discussion we will explore the means to manage remote work from several perspectives focusing on some key topics, including:
• Technology: What tools and software, BYODevice, and connectivity
• Employee Engagement: Attraction & retention, company culture, employee development
• Productivity: how do you maintain and communicate productivity



Sara Harpole, AIA, LEED AP BD+C joined BRAVE/architecture in May of 2019, as a proud new alumna of The University of Texas at Austin. Sara’s experience across a variety of firm typologies and regions, including corporate in Dallas, boutique in New York, and community-centric here in Houston, give her a unique perspective on beginning an AEC career.

Sara enjoys working with mission-focused clients, such as recenter and the Houston Public Library. She thrives by creating spaces of connection that focus on the needs of the users, while responding to aesthetics, value, and sustainability. She leads BRAVE/’s 2030 Commitment team toward better-performing buildings. Sara's design process integrates all scales of a project from interior design to urban design in order to create integrative, meaningful experiences.


Dianne Murata is the founding principal of kimiko designs, a team of furniture planning, specification and technology experts specializing in commercial furniture projects. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Dianne has led kimiko as an industry innovator and visionary builder of exceptional teams since 1999.


Myrna Norman CPA, CDFA, joined IBI Group in 2000 and is the Principal of Operations with the firm. As a CPA, she honed her analytical and organizational skills through her work with doctors, lawyers and public accountants.

Myrna currently oversees business operations for IBI Group in Texas and is responsible for managing and monitoring project-related finances. Spanning over 22+ years, her career has focused on managing the day-to-day operations of the accounting department while working closely with the Leadership Team to advance the firm’s strategic financial goals – bringing key information on educational architecture that expands client expectations.


Moderator: Cory Porter, AIA, President, Browne McGregor Architects