AWW Directors Mark Alker Stone and Nick Mulholland have been at the British Council for Offices (BCO) conference in Chicago, running from 20-22 May.

This conference, which focusses on the question ‘What of the Future?’, is exploring the economic impact of new technologies and changing demographics. Topics and discussions include ‘The State of the Nations’, ‘Liveable Cities’ and ‘”Work Smart” – New Attitudes, New Demographics and New Workplaces’.

The BCO is asking the question: ‘What can we learn from the innovation which created the first “skyscraper” – the Home Insurance Building in Chicago – which topped out 130 years ago at all of 180ft tall, which we can apply to the workspace which we are creating today and in the future?’