American Standard Design Catalyst brings together thought leaders in Architecture and Design around the region to share practical insights, current trends, and thoughtful ideas. As we navigate through the ever-evolving landscape, American Standard Design Catalyst L!VE allows these key leaders to share their expertise, exchange opinions and be a positive source of inspiration on various architecture and design topics that are most relevant to the industry.
Wednesday
23 March 2022
2-4pm SGT (GMT+8)
Webinar in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai and Vietnamese.
Webinar Topics

01: Health and Well-Being

Incorporating better hygiene in sanitary design no longer is an added benefit but an essential in every industry moving forward. Priorities in the hospitality sector have greatly shifted and the wellness and wellbeing of consumers are of importance now more than ever before. In the webinar, we will be exploring the necessity for reframing wellness in hospitality and pivoting hygiene in the industry.
Reframing Wellness in Hospitality

With increasing awareness and motivation in self-care, staycations present a channel for oneself to uplift physical, emotional and mental well-being. Establishments are racing to design spaces and experiences which cater specifically for their guests to rejuvenate and reconnect. With self-care very much as a conscious lifestyle choice, integration of wellness will be the cornerstone of hospitality moving forward.

Key Points: ​

  • How can the hospitality industry deliver a restorative experience with the set of prevailing challenges such as limited space?​​
  • What are the challenges in design and implementation to integrate wellness in our current climate to enhance the guests' stay?
  • What are some of the practical considerations in curating a revitalizing experience for the guests?

With increasing awareness and motivation in self-care, staycations present a channel for oneself to uplift physical, emotional and mental well-being. Establishments are racing to design spaces and experiences which cater specifically for their guests to rejuvenate and reconnect. With self-care very much as a conscious lifestyle choice, integration of wellness will be the cornerstone of hospitality moving forward.

Key Points: ​

  • How can the hospitality industry deliver a restorative experience with the set of prevailing challenges such as limited space?​​
  • What are the challenges in design and implementation to integrate wellness in our current climate to enhance the guests' stay?
  • What are some of the practical considerations in curating a revitalizing experience for the guests?
Speaker
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Hayley Mitchell
Director
Australia
Pivoting Hygiene in Hospitality

Moving forward, better hygiene will be the key consideration in every industry especially in the hospitality sector. Businesses need to evolve to put health and hygiene as a top priority in shared facilities. We will explore how this can impact policies, businesses and consumers in the new norm.

Key Points:​

  • How can we safeguard the consumers and ensure a seamless experience when they are in shared spaces?
  • What are the best practices to design and upgrade the hygiene and safety of the guest?
  • What are the impacts of cleaning protocols on the hospitality industry?

Moving forward, better hygiene will be the key consideration in every industry especially in the hospitality sector. Businesses need to evolve to put health and hygiene as a top priority in shared facilities. We will explore how this can impact policies, businesses and consumers in the new norm.

Key Points:​

  • How can we safeguard the consumers and ensure a seamless experience when they are in shared spaces?
  • What are the best practices to design and upgrade the hygiene and safety of the guest?
  • What are the impacts of cleaning protocols on the hospitality industry?
Speaker
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Ivy Almario
President & Co-Founder
Philippines
Panelists
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Samantha Eades
Director
Australia
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Chat Fores
Founder
Philippines
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Satoshi Konagai
Leader, LWT APAC
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Samantha Eades
Director
Australia
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Chat Fores
Founder
Philippines
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Satoshi Konagai
Leader, LWT APAC

02: Sustainability

With conscious consumerism on the rise, the importance of achieving greater sustainability becomes key in good and purposeful design. The panelists will be sharing their thoughts on sustainability meeting wellness and what it takes to accelerate sustainability with design.
Where Sustainability Meets Wellness

The concept of sustainability has always evolved as each new trend raises questions that redefine its parameters. In the aftermath of the pandemic, sustainability in design goes far beyond energy and water efficiency to focus firmly and deliberately on human health and wellness. As architects and designers explore strategies that promote wellness, the places where we live, work, and play can only become more holistically sustainable.

Key Points:

  • What separates Wellness from traditional Sustainability?
  • How can improved user experience become more than just a byproduct of sustainability?
  • How does prioritizing sustainability and user wellness lead to better design?

The concept of sustainability has always evolved as each new trend raises questions that redefine its parameters. In the aftermath of the pandemic, sustainability in design goes far beyond energy and water efficiency to focus firmly and deliberately on human health and wellness. As architects and designers explore strategies that promote wellness, the places where we live, work, and play can only become more holistically sustainable.

Key Points:

  • What separates Wellness from traditional Sustainability?
  • How can improved user experience become more than just a byproduct of sustainability?
  • How does prioritizing sustainability and user wellness lead to better design?
Speaker
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Arch. Jojo Tolentino
President & CEO
Philippines
Accelerating Sustainability with Design

As the global population continues to climb steadily, our impact on the environment will soon reach the tipping point. The time is now for us to have a stance and work towards a more environmentally sustainable business model for our future generations.

Key Points:

  • How can we change what we want to see?
  • What are the key sustainable strategies for architecture and design?​
  • How can we raise awareness of sustainability in urban planning and create a global movement for the cause?

As the global population continues to climb steadily, our impact on the environment will soon reach the tipping point. The time is now for us to have a stance and work towards a more environmentally sustainable business model for our future generations.

Key Points:

  • How can we change what we want to see?
  • What are the key sustainable strategies for architecture and design?​
  • How can we raise awareness of sustainability in urban planning and create a global movement for the cause?
Speaker
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Ary Indrajanto
Founder
Indonesia
Panelists
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Alan Kueh
Managing Director
Singapore
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Arch. Le Truong
Founder & CEO
Vietnam
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Priyanka Tanwar
Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Asia
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Alan Kueh
Managing Director
Singapore
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Arch. Le Truong
Founder & CEO
Vietnam
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Priyanka Tanwar
Leader, Communications & Corporate Responsibility, Asia

03: Urbanization

By blurring the line of the preconceived notion of space utilization, urban living spaces would be a creative playground for exploring personalized or multi-functional shared spaces for future generations. From here, we will shift our perspective to live in smaller spaces with smarter design and review the new lifestyles emerging from urbanization.
Smaller Spaces, Smarter Design

Today, there is a discernible acceleration of this urbanization. Tiny homes and micro-apartments are the new norms. It comes with a unique set of challenges in space management but also a brand new lifestyle for urban dwellers.

Key Points:

  • How do we then balance the affordability, comfort and privacy when designing for tiny spaces without compromise?
  • What is the future of highly populated developments in future cities?
  • How can we design a living space where it serves more than its basic function?

Today, there is a discernible acceleration of this urbanization. Tiny homes and micro-apartments are the new norms. It comes with a unique set of challenges in space management but also a brand new lifestyle for urban dwellers.

Key Points:

  • How do we then balance the affordability, comfort and privacy when designing for tiny spaces without compromise?
  • What is the future of highly populated developments in future cities?
  • How can we design a living space where it serves more than its basic function?
Speaker
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Rahul Kadri
Partner & Principal Architect
India
New Lifestyles Emerging from Urbanization

The limited area per capita in urban developments presents a multitude of opportunities to optimize our resources to create more shared spaces and communal areas. Society and economy will develop and evolve to adapt to these shared infrastructures, services and spaces.

Key Points:

  • What can we better understand, plan and react to these changes that impact the community at large?​
  • Why is it vital for us to create safe and conducive shared spaces without triggering a major behavioral change in the users?
  • How can we transit to an adaptable, diverse and responsive urban planning?​

The limited area per capita in urban developments presents a multitude of opportunities to optimize our resources to create more shared spaces and communal areas. Society and economy will develop and evolve to adapt to these shared infrastructures, services and spaces.

Key Points:

  • What can we better understand, plan and react to these changes that impact the community at large?​
  • Why is it vital for us to create safe and conducive shared spaces without triggering a major behavioral change in the users?
  • How can we transit to an adaptable, diverse and responsive urban planning?​
Speaker
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Rakesh Kumar
Chief Design Officer
India
Panelists
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Hun Chansan
Principal Architect & Founder
Cambodia
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Naresh V Narasimhan
Managing Partner
India
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Antoine Besseyre Des Horts
Leader, Global Design, Asia
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Hun Chansan
Principal Architect & Founder
Cambodia
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Naresh V Narasimhan
Managing Partner
India
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Antoine Besseyre Des Horts
Leader, Global Design, Asia

Agenda

Wednesday 23 March 2022
  • 2-4pm Singapore / Kuala Lumpur / Manila
  • 11:30am-1:30pm New Delhi
  • 12:30-2:30pm Yangon
  • 1-3pm Bangkok / Jakarta / Phnom Penh
  • 5-7pm Sydney
  • 7-9pm Wellington
  • Webinar in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai
    and Vietnamese.
01
Health & Well-being
  • Reframing Wellness in Hospitality 
  • Pivoting Hygiene in Hospitality
02
Sustainability
  • Where Sustainability Meets Wellness
  • Accelerating Sustainability with Design​​
03
Urbanization
  • Smaller Spaces, Smarter Design
  • New Lifestyles Emerging from Urbanization​