Imogen Privett

Workplace Innovation Consultant & Senior Research Associate, WORKTECH Academy

Imogen works across UnWork as a Workplace Innovation Consultant, and as a Senior Research Associate for WORKTECH Academy. Recent projects have included Lloyd’s and a feasibility study for a new skyscraper in London. She has a particular interest in the relationships between spatial design and behaviour, and in new workplace typologies that emerge in response to shifts in working practice and technology.

Imogen is an architectural designer and researcher, holding upper second- and first-class degrees in history and architecture and an MA in architecture.  She has recently concluded a PhD at the Royal College of Art, exploring the effects of coworking on workplace design practice.

Prior to this, she worked in architectural practice focusing on workplace design with projects including UK headquarters for Barclays, Macquarie Bank and Reuters before taking up a Research Associate role at The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design on a three-year research project.  This culminated in the publication of a book called Life of Work: What Office Design Can Learn from the World Around Us, co-authored by Professor Jeremy Myerson. She has presented her work internationally, delivered workshops at Clerkenwell Design Week in London, and led the Social Design Lab at the Royal College of Art’s summer school on Workspace Design in partnership with IE University Madrid.