With Itai Palti, Hume & Conscious Cities
Workplace design is not just about providing the right spaces to facilitate required work activities; it's also about providing the right environmental conditions.
Itai is a practicing architect and researcher focusing on designing with the human experience in mind.
He is Director of Hume, a science informed architecture and urban design practice backed by research at its Human Metrics Lab. Hume provides a full service from concept to post-occupancy using a unique methodology centred around the human output of the built environment.
In 2015, Itai founded the Conscious Cities movement; a new field of research and practice for building people-centric environments that are aware and responsive using data analysis, AI, tech, and cognitive science in design. A fellow at The Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health, he has edited its inaugural journal, and also contributed to a number of international publications such as The Guardian.
Itai is an alumnus of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and has worked alongside the late visionary architect Jan Kaplicky at Future System on projects such as the Ferrari Museum in Modena. Working internationally on architecture and urbanism projects, Itai carries out design and thought leadership roles in bodies such as Harvard, Brookings Institution, and Urban Thinkscape.