2022 Forums // Design Spaces for Planet Wellness

Design for Wellness Series
Hybrid Forum

Planet health is inextricably linked to human health- if the planet suffers, so do people. How can we sort through the overwhelming data, and seemingly contradictory- or at least confusing- information around human and planetary wellness?

Join us at the impressive new Mission Bay offices of UBER, as our Moderator, Suzanne Drake (Sr. Designer at Revel), hosts a conversation with panelists to explore this timely topic through different lenses. This presentation will also be available virtually on Zoom.

Appetizers/Cocktails: 4:30-5:30 pm

Forum: 5:30-6:45 pm

Uber HQ Tour: 6:45 -8:00 pm



Thursday, April 21 2022




Uber Headquarters 1515 3rd Street San Francisco, CA 94158


IIDA Northern California



Suzanne Drake, CID, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP
Senior Designer
Revel Architecture & Design

Suzanne’s career has focused on commercial interiors, specializing in creating healthy environments and being the conduit for healthy materials knowledge dissemination. As an interior designer, she draws on over two decades of experience in workplace, health care, and laboratory environments to support client initiatives and sustainability goals. Currently she is leading Revel’s sustainability initiative. She was instrumental in developing the Precautionary List, and has co-authored three installments of the Healthy Environments whitepaper series, including Strategies for Avoiding Flame Retardants in the Built Environment, What’s New (and What’s Not) With PVC, and Understanding Antimicrobial Ingredients in Building Materials. Her book EcoSoul: Save the Planet and Yourself by ReThinking your Everyday Habits was published in 2013.


Halie is passionate about making an impact on the built environment through thoughtful, integrated sustainable solutions. She uses her background and expertise in construction and wellness to help clients reduce their waste, prioritize indoor air quality, and enhance resilience through wellness interventions. With experience on over 1.6M square feet and more than 30 LEED and WELL building certifications for commercial office, education, and government projects, Halie helps clients achieve strategic sustainability and wellness priorities at the asset level and across real estate portfolios. In addition to her work on certifications, Halie has deep knowledge in waste management, health and wellness strategies, and corporate sustainability programs.

Halie is affiliated with CREW SF and USGBC Northern California and was a co-founding member of the Bay Area Sustainable Construction Leaders and USGBC Northern California’s Rising Leaders.

Halie Colbourne, WELL AP, LEED AP ID+C, Fitwel Ambassador
Sustainable Consulting Team

Tracie Kelly, NCIDQ
Director Workplace & Real Estate
Uber HQ Bay Area

Tracie Kelly leads the Bay Area Real Estate portfolio within the Workplace + Real Estate team at Uber, focusing on Operations, Facilities Management, Project Management and Employee Experience. Managing over 1 Million square feet of property and projects, her role at Uber allows her to exercise her passion for
providing healthy, sustainable, financially performing environments which allow people to do their best work. Prior to this role, Tracie held the role of Head of Global Workplace Design at Uber and spent 8 years focusing on Workplace, Government and Hospitality Interiors on a variety of projects. Tracie’s past 10 year experience in the Design community has enabled her to develop a unique
understanding of the relationship between the built environment and productivity, the impact of building relationships and translating insights into developing cross functional teams. In addition to her work accomplishments, Tracie has a passion for understanding what is next for the future of Workplace and discovering new ways of working.

Kriss Kokoefer has a passion for meaningful and achievable sustainability in workplace design. As the fourth owner of Kay Chesterfield Inc., in Oakland, CA, she is dedicated to advancing the company’s role as a national supplier of contract re-upholstery to all sectors of the commercial furniture industry including corporate, healthcare, and hospitality organizations. Clients include Nokia, Kirkland & Ellis, San Francisco Ballet, Oakland Museum of California, Google, St Regis Hotels, Kaiser Permanente, University of San Francisco, and San Francisco International Airport. Kokoefer has more than 20 years of expertise in both contract furniture and architecture-and-design businesses. She recently had the company certified as a B Corp and a Woman-Owned-Business. She is also a founding member of the National Association of Upholsterers. Kay Chesterfield Inc. was founded in 1921 and was formally recognized in 2018 by The City of Oakland as one of the City’s innovative Small Business Entrepreneurs.

Kriss Kokoefer
President and Owner
Kay Chesterfield Inc.

Touring the *new* Uber Headquarters

The Uber Mission Bay campus was designed to be a vertical microcity, with its four architecturally unique buildings acting as separate boroughs. The two buildings in our scope, MB1, and MB2 are owned by Uber, with MB2 bearing the company address. Our goal for the design of these buildings was to honor Uber’s vision of a smart city, one that is connected, easily navigable, technology-enabled, and energy-efficient, with integrated green spaces that offer a diverse citizenry reprieve from density.


Learn more about RMW’s design and view images of the incredible new space we get to tour >>