Covid-19 Restart Portal
Designing through Covid-19 and beyond
The world is currently experiencing unprecedented changes and challenges, with a rapid shift to working from home highlighting opportunities, limitations, and possible implications for the future. In tandem, this shift has generated a societal shift in values, while offering more clarity on the benefits—and indeed the necessity—of physical, communal spaces that bring people together to live, work and play.
As restrictions begin to lift, and life begins transitioning back into the physical world, we can re-envision our workplaces, leisure spaces, schools and homes to reflect these societal shifts and the evolving convergence of life into less siloed spaces. This requires both a pragmatic and personal approach, while also ensuring safety, optimising wellness, and promoting sustainability.
Sheppard Robson and ID:SR are passionate about understanding this transition, and this Portal collates together our research, guidelines, case-studies and commentary on designing through Covid-19 and into the future.
It’s so tempting to make bold claims about revolutions in the office, but I think we are more likely to see accelerated evolution of the themes we were seeing in the workplace before the pandemic – flexibility and a choice of how and where to work.
Helen Berresford RIBA
Partner, Head of ID:SR