“The challenge will be creating that sense of distancing and encouraging people to spread out in an integrated and beautiful way.”
Speaking to ADR, Ball says the pandemic would make people more concerned about their health and wellbeing in offices, but wouldn’t make the spaces obsolete all together.
“I think there’s still a need and a relevance for having a remote workplace at least as a meeting place. And I think specifically with our industry, it’d be so challenging not to have that as a collaborative space and client meeting space,” she says.
“The virtual realm requires a strong level of trust and it will never replace that sort of tangible experience you have engaging with a project in person with the design team.”