Can Tech Soothe COVID Concerns in the Office?

Developers, Architects Assess Workplace Strategies   Office building owners better brace themselves for possible multimillion-dollar facility upgradesif they’re going to successfully lure back health-conscious tenants after the pandemic crisis finally eases.  Despite a rocky start to the state and nation’s vaccine rollout, there’s growing confidence that the end is insight for the now year-old COVID-19…

Compact Living Pilot Addresses Boston Housing Crisis

In dense, urban cities like Boston “affordable” and “housing” are rarely used in the same sentence. Young professionals, empty nesters, and couples planning to start a family are faced with moving outside the city limits to find a place that fits their budget and belongings. Two years ago, another option emerged in Boston designed to…

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Post-pandemic workplace will be roomier and Zoom-ready

The post-pandemic workplace will deliver roomier office spaces with better environmental conditions. They will be designed with sharing in mind for flexible scheduling. By  Patrick Thibodeau, News Writer, TechTarget.com Published: 13 Oct 2020 COVID-19 is changing how offices function and in ways that may be here for good. Workspaces may be less crowded, and workers may have…

Developer presents artist renderings of new ‘Allston Green’ project

Real estate developer LBC Boston, which is planning a $140 million mixed-use project in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, released renderings showing what the new residential towers set to replace six dilapidated three-story buildings and a commercial building will actually look like. The two-acre project, dubbed “Allston Green,” will add 350 housing units and 34,000 square feet…

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Strategies For Reopening During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare facilities should rethink technology usage, entrance/exit layouts, and waiting room strategies as they start bringing back elective and non-critical care. By John Fowler Across the country, we are seeing numerous changes at healthcare facilities as they reopen for elective and non-critical care while still addressing potential surge capacity issues related to COVID-19. One of…

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Lessons Learned from Healthcare Design for the Post-COVID Workplace

  By Jason Costello and Janet Morra, Margulies Perruzzi Entering the office post-quarantine will be like entering the hospital – workers will be admitted only after they are determined to be fever and symptom free. Once inside, they will avoid contamination, touching as few surfaces as possible, staying six feet apart from others, and making…

Lines for the elevator. One-way corridors. Zooming with colleagues in the next pod over. Office life is going to be strange

  By Tim Logan Globe Staff If you think working from home these last two months has been strange and unsettling, wait until you head back into the office. Temperature checks. Long lines to get on the elevator. Desks cleared of personal items. One-way corridors and closed meeting rooms. And lunch? Let’s not even go…