This article, by Bridget Cogley, originally appeared on Dezeen on June 26, 2020, and is republished on our site with permission. Click here for the original article.
Offices after coronavirus should be designed for meetings and socialising while focused work should take place at home, says Perkins and Will interior designer Meena Krenek, who has developed proposals to rethink the purpose of the workplace.
Krenek, who is interior design director of the architecture firm’s Los Angeles office, led a team to create the conceptual Meeting Space project in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which she said has seen many companies enjoy the advantages of working from home.
“Does the traditional one-workstation-per-person ratio still make sense?”
“Our collective work-from-home experience has been a forced experiment for all of us, giving us insight into what we need to work most effectively,” Krenek told Dezeen.
“In a future de-densified, post-Covid-19 world, does the traditional one-workstation-per-person ratio still make sense?”