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Spatial Design for PBSA & Coliving

Exploring the rapidly evolving world of student accommodation and the latest developments from around the world in co-living and co-working design
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                                Meet our subject matter experts

Jonathan Forster

Lead Instructor & Module Author
Jonathan is an award-winning designer, educator and consultant and host of the Multi Story Thinking podcast. With over 25 years of experience, he has designed ground-breaking spaces for individual and blue-chip companies from boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants to office interiors and student accommodation. He is the Award Leader of the Interior Design course at the University of Plymouth.

Naomi Cleaver

Instructor & Module Author
Naomi is an award-winning designer, author and broadcaster. Renowned for repositioning student accommodation through the nurturing lens of home-making and informed by the imaginative playfulness of film-making her studio’s central proposition is to humanise the built environment, specialising in “co-space”. Recently Naomi may have been spotted on TV screens around the world as finals judge in Netflix hit TV show “Interior Design Masters”. Her latest book has just been published by the Royal Institute of British Architects; “All Together Now: the coliving and coworking revolution”

Lauren Maylor

Case provider
Lauren is an award-winning Designer with a track record of accomplishment both creatively and as an employee. Since 2006, she’s been expanding her knowledge of interior design through various areas of the industry, from residential interior design/show homes and home staging through to contract/hospitality and workplace Interiors, kitchens, bathrooms, and bespoke fitted furniture and architectural joinery. By working directly for manufacturers, Lauren has gained first-hand experience in most of these industries.

Michiel Vrijman 

Case provider
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Generalist with proven track-record in the hospitality industry, Michiel is equipped with a blend of entrepreneurial, managerial, commercial, product and operational experience in a multi-lingual, -cultural, -brand and -property environment. Experienced in developing strategies, driving innovation and improving processes, explicitly supporting business needs. He has performance record in coaching teams to realise both their joint and individual goals. Currently, he is responsible for concept development, operations and commercial performance of Greystar's residential activities in The Netherlands and new markets in continental Europe.