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.
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.
Urban planners and architects are looking at what elements of city infrastructure may require permanent adjustments after COVID-19.
Commercial property managers, architects and interior designers are all looking at ways to keep occupants safe. Present concerns have to mix with an eye to the future: What will interior office design look like post-COVID?
Commercial buildings are having an evolution thrust upon them as COVID-19 makes the lure of the outdoors even more attractive to office occupants.