Allaying current fears and planning for future outbreaks is a must for hotel operators. Design will be impacted, and enhanced housekeeping measures will not only need to be undertaken but clearly demonstrated to occupants.
With retailers, landlords and hoteliers among many of the businesses feeling the pinch for some time, the economic downturn will continue to have a major impact on commercial real estate in the United States and around the globe.
The exterior of a building is its first impression, and the materials used for cladding have a major impact. Whether it’s the natural appearance of wood or the sleek, sophisticated feel of glass, building material selection has an immediate impact on curb appeal.
As returning to the office causes trepidation for some workers, maintaining a safe work environment is paramount to both building managers and designers. This means initiatives meant to keep occupants safe must be both functional and visible.
Large corporations have flexed muscle over the years in creating photogenic work campuses that resemble tourist attractions meant to lure top talent.
Urban planners and architects are looking at what elements of city infrastructure may require permanent adjustments after COVID-19.
Population density within our cities has been the talk of urban planners and the design and construction communities for some time. COVID-19 has thrown a curve at what experts are predicting cities may look like years into the future.