Design has never been more critical to the health and wellness of our communities than it is today. While our public infrastructure had been designed to respond to emergency and mass-casualty incidences such as terrorist attacks, chemical/biological events, or natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, it was not ready for an infectious disease outbreak.
As part of HMC’s ongoing research effort to better understand the long-term effects of COVID-19 and develop lasting solutions, we are exploring the pandemic as an opportunity to learn, reinvent, and most importantly lead our clients through this crisis with an optimistic, future-focused mindset. One that emphasizes health, safety, and welfare.
In this report (download at right), we cover our findings from the last several months and offer strategies on how to rethink environments to mitigate pathogenic risks and “future-proof” our healthcare, education, and civic spaces.