Post Covid Building Design
Credits: 1 HSW, 1 LU
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people look at the built environment, whether at home, at workplaces, in schools, or in public places. This course will describe how these changing views are directly impacting the ways that buildings are being designed with architects and other design professionals stepping up to address changing criteria with innovation and an enhanced focus on health, safety, and welfare issues. Within this changing situation, large operable glass walls have emerged as a durable, flexible, and sustainable solution in many different types of buildings. While they are commonly used to separate indoor and outdoor spaces on exterior walls or provide flexible, acoustically controlled interior spaces, they have taken on an important new role in helping to separate and protect people too.