Ecophon, South Africa
Lauren Clark is passionate about developing the architectural and design industry in South Africa & Africa, which resulted in her recent involvement in founding the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards. Her visually dominant design background coupled with her expertise in non-visual aspects of design such as sound, light, activity and behavior, enables her to bring a broad and deep understanding on how to better design and better use space.
Lauren started her design career as a lighting designer, where she developed an appreciation for the close link between the experience of space and human senses. While practicing as an Interior architect at Savile Row Architects and Interior she designed and delivered, within a team, innovative activity-based workplaces for leading companies in South Africa. Her dual project design & research role enabled Lauren to develop expertise in workplace strategy while also gaining project experience. This lead Lauren to her current role as a Concept Developer for Ecophon Saint-Gobain where she research the changing world of work; factors which influence productivity & wellbeing in the workplace with a focus on sound, psychoacoustics & user choice.