May 17 Webinar by HFA Architects and Engineers Explores Design Flexibility and Automation in Industrial Spaces

Flexible practices can enhance project potential, maximize robotics systems, and ensure investments to accommodate a broad range of future tenants.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A May 17 webinar by HFA will offer expert tips for designing logistics projects that can meet the needs of a wide array of potential occupants—from automated eCommerce and big-box retailers to next-gen bioscience labs.

Designing for Future Flexibility: A+E Best Practices for Industrial Development” will be presented by Marc Jennings, R.A., VP of Logistics, and Garrett Small, P.E., Civil + Landscape Lead, who together bring decades of architecture and engineering experience. The hour-long event begins at 11 a.m. CST

In today’s constantly evolving industrial landscape, it’s crucial for developers to invest in facilities that can remain relevant and adaptable in the face of emerging technologies and market demands.

In this webinar, attendees will gain valuable insights and practical advice on designing flexible spaces that can adapt to changing conditions and evolving tech. The event will also highlight the latest trends and changes in the industrial sector, with a specific focus on automation and robotics, and the distinct challenges and opportunities they present.

“This webinar is also an opportunity to talk about infrastructure planning, and how you design for end-user needs that change over time,” Jennings said. “Prioritizing flexible design practices is crucial to maximize the potential of investments in new construction or adaptive re-use and ensuring the broadest range of future tenants can be accommodated.”

The webinar will cover a range of topics, including:

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  • New trends and changes in the industrial landscape
  • Automation and robotics and the unique challenges and opportunities they bring
  • Important considerations for cold storage and refrigeration
  • How to design flexible spaces that can serve a large pool of future tenants
  • Versatility in 3PL services and how it affects the infrastructures they occupy
  • Strategies for site planning and civil engineering

The webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about the future of flexibility in industrial design. Registration is free and can be completed at the following link:

About HFA: HFA is a nationwide architecture and engineering firm with offices in Bentonville, AR, Fort Worth, TX, Franklin, MA, and Mexico City. With over 30 years of experience, HFA has become a trusted partner for a diverse range of clients, providing comprehensive services that combine design innovation and project delivery excellence. The studio’s portfolio includes commercial projects in retail, industrial, mixed-use/office, restaurants, hospitality and entertainment spaces. To learn more about HFA and their work, visit their website at

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