COVID-19 has accelerated the already changing nature of commerce and work and introduced a new layer of considerations that development must respond to. Prior to the outbreak, we saw commerce change due to e-commerce’s exponential trajectory, increased demand for immediate goods, and the rise of urban industrial development to fulfill last mile need, all of which have created the now accelerated need for more urbanized solutions and the inclusion of a better integrated workforce. The emergent need for a more resilient, reliable, and reconfigurable supply chain that is more locally grounded will drive this change even farther.
In this webinar, KSS Architects Partner Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB will discuss how industrial and office development can respond to these changes in order to bring the most value in a post-COVID-19 world.
With CREW Philadelphia member Mayva Donnon, AIA LEED AP moderating, Ed will explore questions such as “why go back to work in the office?” and offer insight on how workplace design can support the meaning of work as well as how more integrated local development can support workers. The session will address how principles of the WELL Building Standard—which are adapting to balance workers’ health and safety with social and wellness needs—can help create more integrated yet safe environments where we live, work, make, and play.
Ed Klimek, AIA, NCARB
Partner, KSS Architects
Mayva Donnon, AIA LEED AP
Principal, KSS Architects
Guests may submit questions throughout the presentation; Q&A will be accommodated at the end of the discussion through the “Q&A” feature in Zoom.
Note that this session may be recorded.