Lens brings innovative thinking with deep industry experience.
Our team of designers and strategists use design-led innovation to overcome tired business challenges.
We augment in-house teams with expertise in design thinking, data analytics, and change management to help our clients implement creative strategies to grow and compete.
Working at the intersection of design and business, Lauren Janney leads Lens, a creative consulting studio that excels at driving innovation, consensus and engagement at the frontlines of organizations. Her approach to user research is grounded in human-centered design—the foundation for developing meaningful and unique growth strategies. Lauren’s previous work has helped clients increase staff satisfaction scores, improve staff retention and increase market share.
Amanda helps institutions discover uncommon insights and make informed decisions based on rigorously collected, reliably designed information. She is deeply motivated by the power of asking the right question in the right context. As a frequent design instructor and a perpetual student at heart, she particularly excels at connecting with higher education stakeholders at all levels. Amanda’s capabilities bridge the disciplines of user research, data analytics, and design strategy.
Katharine is an expert at designing results-driven workshops. Her agendas engage frontline staff in synthesis and brainstorming sessions that uncover root causes and drive ownership in ideas. Katharine is constantly researching and testing new exercises for effectiveness and ensures each activity moves participants towards innovative solutions. Katharine practices at Shepley Bulfinch as well as Lens.
Sonja Bochart’s background in creating spaces for healing and transformation can be found in her over 20 years of experience as a designer; shaping spaces for happiness, health and well-being. Sonja practices as a Principal at Shepley Bulfinch and provides consulting expertise for clients through Lens. Her portfolio includes healthcare, educational, community, cultural, and corporate spaces. She is one of the leading facilitators of Biophilic design workshops, including oversight for Living Building Challenge project charrettes.
Lens is a design consultancy at Shepley Bulfinch, a nationally recognized, award-winning architecture and design firm with offices in Boston, Houston, and Phoenix. Lens was created to translate the engaging, multidimensional problem-solving behind transformative architecture to similarly complex intersections of strategy, operations, and environments.
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