Beyond Blueprints: The Human Side of Architecture and Its Effects on Us | Joseph Santora

Architect Joseph Santora shares fascinating stories from his career in D.C. to illustrate how architecture, space, and the environment can profoundly influence outcomes and collaborations. His insights are relevant beyond architects, including interior designers, and anyone interested in maximizing the potential of their work environments. Joseph describes himself as tenacious, inquisitive, and honest, and he’s eager to both share and learn at this exciting event.

Key Takeaways:

The Hidden Impact of Architecture: How Your Space Shapes Your Success

Designing for Collaboration: An Architect’s Perspective on Innovation

Beyond Blueprints: The Human Side of Architecture and Its Effects on Us

Join us at TEDxLogan Circle 2024 to hear Joseph Santora’s stories to illustrate how architecture, space, and the environment can profoundly influence outcomes and collaborations.

Share in two to three sentences what your talk is about.

My talk is about how architecture, space, and the environment can affect outcomes and collaborations. This will be illustrated by several stories from my long career in D.C.

Based on your talk, what industries are you rethinking innovation?

My talk touches on industries including architecture, interior design, and is for all people who should be aware of the potential effects of architecture and spaces on collaborations and outcomes.

Share two or three words that best describe who you are as a person.

Tenacious, Inquisitive, Honest

Describe your feelings about the TEDxLogan Circle event.

I am both humbled and excited to be part of the upcoming TEDxLogan Circle event. It will be refreshing and interesting to share my story with the other speakers and attendees and learn from them as well.

What is “your why?”

I want people to be aware of the effects of their surrounding environments and how this can affect outcomes and collaborations.

Who are three people who inspire you to be creative and courageous?

Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Carnegie, and Cass Gilbert

What advice would you share with others who want to innovate more?

To innovate more, I would advise to spend time studying the topic, researching the history, and current trends and visiting places that are inspiring.

What do you hope more people will understand about innovation?

Innovation is important for the progress of humanity.

Why are you excited to share at TEDxLogan Circle?

I hope to share my stories and observations and encourage people to become aware of the influence of space and environments.

How would you describe the D.C. culture and/or community?

D.C. culture is international, cultural, and innovative.
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JOSEPH SANTORA

My name is Joseph Santora. I am a lifelong resident of the DC metro area. My career in Facilities management spans over 25 years at very interesting and iconic spaces. I have traveled extensively in the US and abroad and currently live in Maryland.

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Join us at TEDxLogan Circle 2024 to hear Joseph Santora’s stories to illustrate how architecture, space, and the environment can profoundly influence outcomes and collaborations.