As states begin lifting their stay at home orders and offices, stores, and venues, etc. begin reopening, there’s a lot to consider with respect to designing spaces that feel safe for occupants. In this panel, six experts in building systems design, healthcare facilities, venues, workplaces, retail spaces, and aviation/transportation hubs joined in a conversation about how each industry is responding to the needs and expectations of the public. They discussed infection control technologies, how designs are changing relating to social distancing, the need for flexibility in design, and most importantly, what these seemingly disparate industries are learning from each other as we all strive to make customers and employees alike feel safe as we begin phasing back to “normal.”


Check out a recording of this webinar below.


Note: This recording is for educational purposes only and is not valid for AIA credit.

About the Authors

Dustin Schafer

Chief Technical Officer | Principal
Dustin believes that thoughtful design is at the core of good engineering. Through his role as the chief technical officer at Henderson, he pushes to go beyond the basic mechanics of engineering to arrive at solutions that are as artful as they are functional. With a genuine desire to add value to the relationships he has with both clients and employees, he's a trusted adviser to many. He talks regularly about the need to grow the careers of our technical staff, and takes steps every day to ensure that happens. Dustin take's Henderson's vision to be the firm that builds a better world to heart as he emphasizes innovation, quality, and humanity each and every day.