Building Design: Design for Health After the Pandemic


LF20 Summit: The New Resilience

Online Event


May So

Date & Time:

05.26.2020 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

As we pause business as usual during this current pandemic, we have an opportunity to reimagine how we design buildings and communities for resilience in the face of global health threats as well as increasingly frequent climate-driven disasters. With the global spread of human epidemics such as COVID-19, it is clear that that designing for health will be critically necessary. “The New Resilience: How the Global Pandemic will Influence Building and Community Design,” is a one-day, online summit that will bring design, public health and urban planning experts together to talk about what we are learning from the current health crisis and how this experience might influence how we design the built environment in the future.

Join Mithun senior associate May So and industry leaders for “Building Design: Design for Health after the Pandemic,” to discuss how buildings and building systems can be adapted for greater health outcomes. With what we are now learning about COVID-19, we are moving quickly to retrofit and design buildings differently to minimize the spread of viral infections. What does this look like and where should we invest for maximum impact?

May will moderate the panel discussion featuring Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health assistant professor Dr. Joseph Allen, HKS principal Upali Nanda, and Glumac vice president and chief sustainability strategist Nicole Isle.

Date Posted: 05.25.2020