What Will Industrial Development Look Like Post-COVID-19? Webinar
Recorded On: 04/01/2020
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Commerce had begun to change before the outbreak of COVID-19, as seen in e-commerce’s exponential trajectory, demand for more immediate goods, and the rise of urban industrial development to fulfill last mile needs. The unknowns of COVID-19 have accelerated that change to a tipping point at which the structures of commerce, and the development that supports it, may be altered for good. What will new commerce look like and how will industrial development respond to support it? KSS Architects Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, will discuss his perspective on development that will bring the most value in a post-COVID-19 world. Ed will explore the future of industrial development using the lens of Amazon — a company that had already set change in motion, and the one company that may have grown the most as result of demand driven by the impact of COVID-19.
Speaker: Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB, Partner, KSS
Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB
- Ed has been a partner at KSS since 2000 and has over thirty years of experience.
- Ed Klimek’s passion is the Architecture of Commerce, designing places that bring people together in the grand endeavor of the economy. Working closely with clients as both designer and trusted advisor, he has helped to create visionary places for work and industry.
- Collaboration is the cornerstone of Ed’s architectural approach. He thrives in leading larges complex teams through a process driven by a dedication to exceptional design that draws upon the unique skills of all its members.
- Ed is an innovator in his field. His clients have invited him to speak at national corporate gatherings, he has been a frequent contributor at national industry conferences, he has lectured at MIT and other higher education institutions, and he has been a consultant to the United States Green Building Council.