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What Will Architecture Design Look Like After COVID-19? – Redshift by Autodesk

Architecture and design post–COVID-19 will be facing some big changes. Across public-facing sectors—schools, offices, and retail—resilience and flexibility will be key.

The socially distanced school of the future: Crosstown High School by ANF Architects, 2019 AIA Education Facility Design Award. Courtesy of Joe Luther.
The socially distanced school of the future: Crosstown High School by ANF Architects, 2019 AIA Education Facility Design Award. Courtesy of Joe Luther.

by Zach Mortice

Five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that building for virus resilience and flexibility will be a fundamental element of architecture design going forward.

A series of American Institute of Architects (AIA) reports (detailing schools, offices, retail, senior living, and health-care environments) offer a short-term, thorough examination of what this could—and should—look like. “Buildings will have to be as resilient as we’re asking our people to be,” says Sim Nabors, principal and director of interior design at international design firm RATIO. “They’re going to have to live on a spectrum where they can morph and adjust to be much safer when they need to be.”

Most AIA-recommended measures are tactical and programmatic, focusing on subtle alterations of space and different ways of using buildings. Based on CDC guidance with input from architects, public-health officials, and facility managers, the measures are a reminder that architecture is as much about how spaces are used as what is built.

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