As New York City and other communities across the U.S. grapple with the coronavirus outbreak, architects are thinking about how to make regular people safer when they finally return to work and normal life, whether it’s in grocery stores, schools or typical offices.
Office designers are considering interventions large and small to encourage workers to spend time in an office post-COVID, such as adding barriers between desks, using antibacterial coatings, and adding touchless technology to frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, faucets and elevator buttons.
And even though employers will try to create more space between workers, companies may plan to have a significant percentage of their employees work from home. Others will rotate which days and hours employees come into the office to ensure that people can be properly socially distanced.
MKDA Stamford Executive Managing Director Julia Lindh and her industry colleagues shared her thoughts for the Commercial Observer on how the pandemic will affect the way we design office spaces and public places in the future.
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Source: Commercial Observer