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Lessons from inclusive design can help architecture adapt to COVID-19 – from Richard Turlington Architects Inc.

This is Part 4 of a 4-part series from Richard Turlington Architects.  Written by David Larumbe Smith.

In the months since COVID-19 first came to our shores, society has wrestled with how to best respond to the crisis. Architects for their part, have been hard at work evaluating the built environment in relation to this new challenge. Common solutions include plexiglass shields, guiding tape on the floor, and sidewalk seating at restaurants. These are all important solutions to help mitigate the spread of the virus, but what they represent is a rudimentary first step that needs to be refined and improved upon. As Architects look for inspiring ideas to help tackle COVID-19, one promising source comes from lessons learned in design for inclusivity.

Scavetta House, Silver Hill Hospital. Renovations by Richard Turlington

met strict state requirements while retaining the historic aesthetic.

In 2012, Richard Turlington, principal architect of Richard

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