5 Factors Reshaping Healthcare Design This Decade And Beyond

By Anthony Roesch and Emily McGowan | May 4, 2020

“In conversations with our clients, we’re seeing five key trends that we believe will shape the design of hospital and healthcare facilities over the next 10 to 15 years.”

Review five key trends that are believed to shape the design of hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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Tips for Signage and Wayfinding in a Post-COVID-19 World

By Amy Bixler, Molly Murphy, Jill Wittnebel, Javier Cortes| May 6, 2020

“In support of our clients as they plan to bring people back to their offices, stores, restaurants, and other gathering places, we’ve outlined some ideas for signage and wayfinding graphics that introduce new practices and can help people feel at ease in this time of uncertainty.”

Review four best practices for signage communication and wayfinding graphics in a post-COVID-19 world.

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By Matt Richtel | Published May 4, 2020, Updated May 10, 2020

The modern corporate office is renowned for open, collaborative work spaces, in-house coffee bars and standing desks with room for two giant computer monitors.

Soon, there may be a new must-have perk: the sneeze guard.

This plexiglass barrier that can be mounted on a desk is one of many ideas being mulled by employers as they contemplate a return to the workplace after coronavirus lockdowns. Their post-pandemic makeovers may include hand sanitizers built into desks that are positioned at 90-degree angles or that are enclosed by translucent plastic partitions; air filters that push air down and not up; outdoor gathering space to allow collaboration without viral transmission; and windows that actually open, for freer air flow.

The conversation about how to reconfigure the American workplace is taking place throughout the business world, from small start-ups to giant Wall Street firms. The design and furniture companies that have been hired for the makeovers say the virus may even be tilting workplaces back toward a concept they had been moving away from since the Mad Men era: privacy.

The question is whether any of the changes being contemplated will actually result in safer workplaces.


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