Adapting Back to Business 

Let us help you adapt your business and your home to reduce exposure to COVID-19. Our expert team will integrate beautiful design with technical expertise to create temporary or permanent solutions to keep us all safe.

Solutions

Strategic Space Planning & Scheduling

Our strategy for simple reconfiguration of furniture, walls, and people will create socially distanced spaces that allow for safe, collective use. These adjustments will encourage work and life to continue while accounting for the safety and health of all inhabitants. We look at how space is used individually and in groups, how we circulate through space and around each other, and then develop a new plan to solve the problem of planning for simple daily routines.

Mechanical Systems

Analysis of existing mechanical systems allows us to properly adjust filters, increase fresh air exchange, and develop zones within the space for small groups to share areas safely. The introduction of ionization and humidity to indoor air improves filtration which keeps the space safe to breathe throughout the day.

Touch-free Hardware 

Introduce touch-free faucets and soap dispensers, elbow use or automatic door openers, and bacteria resistive materials. As touch rate is reduced, transmission is reduced, increasing the overall health of the space and the people within it.

Movable Partitions & Physical Barriers

Integrate living walls, decorative screens, and movable partitions to attain social distancing without sacrificing design aesthetics. These adjustments can become design opportunities to enhance company branding, improve interior environment flexibility, and create a more soothing, and safer space for us all to spend more time indoors. 

Signage

Well placed and nicely designed signage will create an atmosphere where people feel protected. Information detailing new cleaning procedures, mechanical changes, and directions on how to attain appropriate social distancing will help all get involved in making their space safer.

Permitting & Scheduling

The main function of the Building Permit system is to keep us safe as a society. If the need arises for adaptations to be permitted, drawings can be provided.

Sectors

Home

Home has become a place that needs to accommodate not only schooling and remote work, but also the ongoing everyday variety of activities of life. Updates to built-in audio, video, and technology feed can help work and school move more smoothly. Improvements to mechanical systems to integrate more fresh air, ionization and humidity will keep the air safe to breathe. Changes in lighting, furniture, and slight adjustments to space will perfectly accommodate a broader range of activities while everyone is at home.

Office

The new workplace must be a place we all want to be. We need a human-centric experience where employees feel safe, healthy, and empowered. Adjustments to desk layouts, employee scheduling, mechanical air movement systems will create an improvement to the overall design of the space. The introduction of safety graphics will help employees feel protected while touch free hardware will allow for freedom of movement without transmission. All these small changes when applied together become the key components required to safely return to work. 

Retail

Hands-free entry, sanitation stands, and decorative art screens to create natural circulation and social distancing will give customers the sense that their health and safety are top priority. Providing a safe space shifts the customers focus back onto the retail experience increasing their comfort and desire for return visits.

Restaurant 

Thoughtful adjustments to seating arrangements will improve social distancing while still keeping an eye on design. Introduce movable planters to bring the clean outdoor air in and create natural barriers. Enhance the dining experience as well as customer safety with new outdoor expansions. Increase mechanical system air flow for interior indoor dining comfort for both hot and cold months.

Hospitality

As a culture, we need to develop a new way to gather. We need socially distanced gathering space where we can come together in smaller groups and still feel safe and enjoy each others company. Open up to the outdoors to expand spaces larger. Introduce beauty through shade structures for the warm months and heaters for the cool months. Improvements to mechanical system air movement will assist in creating a healthier indoor air quality for all.

Education

Getting our kids back in school is a priority for every community. Integrating multiple strategies including desk layout and improved circulation through the building, touch-free hardware and added hand washing stations, and enhanced entry screening protocol will make a difference in safety for all occupants. Analysis of existing mechanical systems will direct specific improvements that will increase air flow and improve air quality. The addition of signage reminding students of expected behavior will make life easier on teachers and staff leading to happier kids and staff.

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Contact us to start the conversation about adapting back to business.

San Francisco - CA

1290 Sutter Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, California 94109

415.409.6660

Boulder - CO

1701 15th Street, Suite C

Boulder, Colorado 80302

303.247.1100

Santa Barbara - CA

3758 Pescadero Drive

Santa Barbara, California 93105

805.845.9048

Napa Valley - CA

1328 Stockton Street

St. Helena, California 94574

415.377.9366

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