The Redefining Workplace podcast launches today with Episode 1, Mindful Materials for Infection Control.
COVID-19 will have a long-term effect on how designers make decisions about specifying finishes and interrupting the disease transmission chain. This may include good hand hygiene, physical barriers, isolation techniques, touchless systems, and cleaning strategies. Our colleagues in the practice of healthcare have always prioritized infection control in their designs and are an invaluable resource to the rest of the design industry as we collectively aim to protect the health of our occupants. Heather Bachman, a Senior Interior Designer and Medical Planner, will help educate our listeners on priorities and the research behind materials selection.
HGA’s podcast series, Redefining Workplace, explores both the short- and long-term challenges organizations may face as they consider and plan for a safe return to the office. Hosted by HGA Interior Design Principal Melissa Pesci, each episode features short interviews with multidisciplinary experts from across HGA—architects, engineers, interior designers, IT, researchers, and more—who are helping organizations from a wide range of industries plan their next steps. The podcast is an extension of the Redefining Workplace guide. Find all episodes of the podcast here.