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Woods Bagot has appointed Steve Hargis, an industry veteran in design strategy for real estate and business, as Global Consulting Leader.



December 2nd, 2014

From his base in San Francisco where he has practiced for the past 20 years, Steve will direct the firm’s industry recognized consulting practice worldwide, serving clients across the firm’s industry sectors – workplace, institutional, lifestyle, sport and transportation.

Steve specializes in addressing the challenges facing a growing number of corporations and institutions today. HIs portfolio encompasses research and design innovations that improve facility performance, optimize utilization, integrate new technologies and better engage an increasingly multi-generational, multi-regional and mobile employee base.

Ross Donaldson, Managing Director of Woods Bagot said: “Steve is an important addition to our global leadership team – part of an ongoing initiative to increase Woods Bagot’s value to our clients. We’re moving beyond the design and delivery of great projects, to partnering with clients to enhance performance through the entire real estate life cycle – from planning through design and into operation.”

Steve Hargis notes: “The stages upon which we live, work, learn and play are converging, and the consulting practice is key to integrating these stages together into holistic built environments that better serve people and organizations. Through a strategic, collaborative approach, the consulting process helps businesses understand and improve their operations and culture, ultimately increasing profits and making a meaningful impact on all stakeholders.”

Steve’s real estate consulting expertise is informed by over three decades of expertise in the fields of architecture, interior design, project management and product design. He has held architecture, interior and consulting roles in Houston, New York City, Mexico City and San Francisco, working with global clients such as Cisco, Zurich, Yahoo, Microsoft and Shell. Steve is also a veteran contributor to industry organizations, holding both global and local chapter positions at CoreNet, and is a subject matter contributor to the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces at UC Berkeley.

Article courtesy of Woods Bagot

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