Principals Avery Guthrie and Wes Wilson on the Impact of COVID-19 on Design

In a recent Canadian Architect article, Principals Avery Guthrie and Wes Wilson share with their thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 on design and architecture.

On an optimistic note, the unusual spatial practices demanded by the crisis may bring new awareness to the importance of design. “Being told to practice social distancing and isolation are extremely important in this crisis, but they have rendered some public spaces empty, others—especially those out of doors—better used than ever,” write architects Avery Guthrie and Wes Wilson of Teeple Architects. “At the same time, spaces such as healthcare environments and food and pharmaceutical retail are critical to our ability to survive this crisis. Finally, we are reminded of the importance of domestic space; for many, their homes will be the only spaces they experience for long periods, whether this is a family home, a student dorm room, or a shelter bed.”

“Fundamentally, this is a reminder of the importance of good design at all scales.”

Read the full article here.