Metrocon 2019: The Design Behind Privacy
METROCON 2019 was a fun event for MPS™ as we exhibited in a design vignette with other companies in partnership with the design firm Smith Group, we sponsored a classroom and met tons of people around the CEU classrooms and delivered a CEU for designers and architects. The event brings in designers and architects from around Texas who are looking for exposure to different manufacturers as well as earning continuing education units. Andy Vawter delivered our AIA course on privacy in office design for the event. He also sat down with Daniel Litwin of Market Scale to discuss designing for privacy in modern offices on the Market Scale B2B Podcast.
The interview was all about how office space is changing to more open collaborative space and how MPS™ is working to educate everyone involved about the issues of acoustics and privacy. Andy and Daniel discuss how this change is impacting the office space. “Believe it or not” says Andy, “phone booths are coming back.” Businesses are trying to find a way to save costs and open up the space, but they know they will have issues with privacy. “I think it boils down to cost. How do we get more people in the space?” Andy points out that education is the most important part. People come to the designers looking for a space plan, so if that designer understands how acoustics works, they can be a very valuable resource.
Andy went on to talk about lessons learned on various projects and how to focus on the customers’ needs. “I think I’ve learned that just caring about the customers’ experience is really the only thing that matters.” This focus on the customer allows MPS™ to determine the correct solution for the client. Even if the original build of the space created some very difficult problems, helping improve the acoustics is always the goal.
Get to Know More About Andy and Daniel
Voice of B2B | MarketScale
Daniel is a modern journalist. He is an innovative and creative storyteller. He does traditional reporting as well as modern ways such as working on video projects and podcasts. He works under MarketScale and tells B2B stories in industries such as healthcare, retail, education technology as well as industrial IoT.
VP of Business Development | MPS™, LLC
As the VP of Business Development, Andy serves the business in a multi-functional capacity, keeping the team on track. Before MPS™, he was an Economics high school teacher and a football coach. He was on track to become a high school principal before completely changing careers and getting into sales.
Without missing a beat, he was able to move from education to corporate America. Andy puts that competitive streak into all he does. He is always working to discover fresh ways to grow and assist others in the business.