Architect and author Donald M. Rattner will speak about the importance of the home’s physical environment– and how it affects our creativity – when he appears at the Library on Thursday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Rattner will also introduce his latest book, My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation. This program is presented in partnership with Elm Street Books; copies of the book will be available for purchase. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
A great deal of psychological and productivity research has focused on how the design of our physical environment can improve creative performance - yet most targets the workplace, commercial spaces, and schools. What has been largely overlooked is the one place we spend the most time in and where more people than ever are now working: the home. My Creative Space shows how readers can boost their creative output by applying science-backed techniques to the design and decoration of their home regardless of size, type, style, or location.
Architect Donald M. Rattner, AIA is the principal of an award-winning consultancy dedicated to maximizing occupant creativity in workplace, residential, wellness, hospitality, and retail
environments. He works with architects, interior designers, educators, developers, business owners and creatives from all fields. Educator as well as practitioner, Rattner has taught or lectured at the University of Illinois, Parsons School of Design, and New York University, among others. His work and writings have appeared on CNN and in such venues as The New York Times, Robb Report, L-Magazine, and Work Design Magazine. He holds a BA from Columbia and a MArch from Princeton.