Executive Director Barbara Mullenex Weighs in on the 21st Century City

Barbara Mullenex, an executive director at Perkins Eastman and a co-managing principal of its DC studio, has written an incisive article for Work Design Magazine, arguing that the 20th-century notion of planning one space (the suburbs) for living and a separate space (the city) for working is no longer sustainable for commercial real estate in the wake of the pandemic that sent millions of workers back home, and where many of them have stayed.

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Planning for the 21st-century city has to include both living and working in the same space, Mullenex writes, noting the Perkins Eastman-planned Wharf on DC’s Southwest waterfront as a model.

Read her complete story in Work Design.