Multifamily COVID-19 Design Resources

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In residences such as single-family homes or townhomes, residents may be looking to incorporate spaces such as home offices and exercise rooms to be able to remain productive while safely in place. In multifamily developments, however, there are additional components to consider when attempting to follow important health guidelines.

The following resources can help guide design decisions for multifamily developments to mirror consumer interests and adapt to the heightened focus on health and well-being in the wake of the pandemic.

  • NAHBNow Blog

    How to Incorporate Health and Wellness into Multifamily Design

    The COVID-19 pandemic has provided people with the opportunity to look at how their well-being is tied to their homes and how the components in their home that may be affecting their well-being. NAHB explores how these components are coming into play in the multifamily arena.

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    The Future of Multifamily Design

    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced residents to look at a number of their everyday experiences — including the way they live. In multifamily developments, the areas of real changes will occur based on two components: health and safety protocols, and consumer demands.

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  • Report

    Strategies for Safer Multifamily Housing

    Multifamily homes and environments that house many unrelated people present unique challenges from a virus mitigation and public health perspective. This report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) addresses some of the general considerations.

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    The Future of Multifamily Design

    Creating a comfortable and safe environment is a top priority as people seek the flexible lifestyle that renting brings. The design teams at Humphreys & Partners and HPA Design Group interiors compiled a quick guide on what to consider for building new communities for renting.

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  • Article

    COVID-19 Crisis Will Change the Design of Our Homes

    Experts from KTGY Architecture + Planning and other companies provide insights on how design trends are evolving in the wake of COVID-19. Some of these trends were already taking place, but designers are now looking at these future designs “with hyperspeed.”

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