Residential design in the era of COVID-19

As an architect, I am inspired by the architecture community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those specializing in healthcare. The coronavirus has created a surge of temporary hospitals and testing sites in spaces like convention centers and parking lots. Additionally, global “stay at home orders” has forced us to spend more time at home with our families. With this home life immersion, we’ve enjoyed the perks of telecommuting, but also experienced the shortcomings of not being prepared. I’d like to share some of the COVID-19 residential design issues I’ve noticed while on “lock-down” with my family of four. Virtual Read More

Construction Update: Kingman Park Renovation

Construction has been rolling on this second floor renovation for about a month. Walls have been framed, including the new windows for the rear office and bedroom. The existing duct-work has been updated to coordinate with the new second floor layout, which includes adding new registers on the first floor for increased air conditioning supply. While running the new sanitary plumbing lines for the bathrooms, we discovered that the main stack was actually in the middle of the floor. The sanitary lines will now connect to this stack above the kitchen island, so we’ll run a bulkhead the full length Read More