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The Third Place: Redefining the New Workspace Without the Workplace

July 27, 2021

Whether or not the physical workplace defines the future office, there is a growing need to have third place spaces available. Third places are most successful when they can provide value to their users through design elements and service offerings that will outweigh the benefits of the typical first or second places. Shay Lam, managing executive and Studio Creative Director of TPG Architecture, shares his tips on creating these growing environments, and how designers can grab consumer attention and make them feel like they are neither at home nor at work.


About Our Guest: 

Shay LamShay Lam is a managing executive and Studio Creative Director who joined TPG Architecture in 2016. Over the past five years, he has dedicated his efforts to growing the firm’s hospitality practice, while building a strong roster of clients on an international scale.

He holds over 25 years of industry experience within the sectors of hotel, restaurant, retail, residential and creative workplace. His practice emphasizes a deep understanding of his client's brand and company culture, as well as authentic placemaking and enhancing the guest experience.


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Adrian Schley is an Associate Editor for i+s, where she has been covering the commercial interior design industry since 2018. Her work can also be found in BUILDINGS and Meetings Today.