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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…

Kaplan Fits Out Early Childhood Center in Roxbury

Kaplan Construction was selected to fit out a 40,000-square-foot early childhood center and headquarters for Horizons for Homeless Children at 1785 Columbus Ave. in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Construction is expected to start later this spring and be completed in early 2021. Designed by studioMLA Architects, the new early childhood center will consolidate three existing centers…

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Office Tenants Sound Off on Post- Pandemic Changes

By Steve Adams, Banker & Tradesman Staff Apr 24, 2020 Office tenants are eager to resume collaborative work styles in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic but expect companies to provide sufficient social distancing and sanitizing measures, according to a new survey by Boston-based architects Margulies Perruzzi. “They missed collaborating in person and being around…

Not Just Another Day at the Office : Can Social Distancing and Office Space Co-Exist?

By Steve Adams | Banker & Tradesman Staff | Apr 19, 2020 Architects and property managers are studying once-unthinkable changes to office environments as corporate America envisions a gradual return to work in the COVID-19 era. Recent trends toward bench seating, unassigned desks and playful amenity spaces could be swept away by public health recommendations…

Meridian Associates Names Doug Reed President & CEO

Beverly, Mass. – Meridian Associates, a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, LiDAR mapping and survey firm, announced that it has named Douglas F. Reed, P.E. as its new president and CEO. In this role, Doug will leverage more than thirty years of experience providing consulting services to municipalities, state and federal agencies, and private businesses in New England.…

Former Newton Pavilion Becomes Quarantine Shelter

The Boston studio of S/L/A/M Collaborative and Gilbane Building Company recently partnered with a team including the Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) to set up a temporary quarantine shelter in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility has a maximum capacity of up to 304 non-acute beds for…

Buildings at Fitchburg State Get Sanitized

Fitchburg, MA – ECO Logic Ltd., a company that maintains textiles and flooring for commercial clients using environmentally friendly solutions, was hired by Fitchburg State University to sanitize and disinfect 460,000sf across multiple buildings on campus, including dormitories, in preparation to assist the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the specific use for these facilities is not available…

This Week in Tech: Apple Unveils AR Art Experiences

08-02-19 By KATHARINE KEANE Plus, the solar road pilot program in France has failed, research on the economic viability of energy storage for solar and wind power, and more design-tech news from this week.   Boston-, Houston-, and Phoenix-based architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch has awarded Rice University assistant professor of architecture Jesús Vassallo the Shepley…