Scott Brownrigg’s Director of Practice Helen Taylor has collaborated with fellow experts on an innovative design guide for architects seeking to take the initiative in designing a new, post-pandemic world.
Published by RIBA Publishing, ‘RETHINK Design Guide: Architecture for a Post-Pandemic World’ draws together expert guidance on designing in the immediate aftermath of the pandemic for key architectural sectors: housing, workplace, civic and cultural, hospitality, education, infrastructure and civic placemaking.
It provides design inspiration to architects on how they can respond to the challenges and opportunities of a post-pandemic environment and how architects ensure they are at the forefront of the best design in this new world. Looking at each sector in turn, it covers the challenges specific to each, and how delivering these designs might differ from the pre-pandemic world.
As well as post-pandemic design, the vital issue of climate change is threaded through each sector, with many cross-overs between designing for the climate emergency and designing for a world after a pandemic. Both seek to make the world a safer, happier and more resilient place.
Written by set of contributing design experts, this book is for all architects, whether sole practitioners or working in a larger practice. As well as inspirational design guidance, it also provides client perspectives – crucial for understanding how clients are planning for the future too.
Helen’s fellow authors include Nicola Gillen at Cushman & Wakefield; Pippa Nissen at Nissen Richards Studio, Julia Park at Levitt Bernstein, Adam Scott at FreeState, Sumita Singha at Ecologic Architects, Ian Taylor at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios; and Sarah Featherstone at Featherstone Young with a host of contributions from other practices.
Helen Taylor specialises in Education design, particularly Early Years, Primary and Special Schools, Academies, and University Technical Colleges. She is the co-author of ‘Urban Schools: Designing for High Density’ that was awarded the AJ100 Collaboration of the Year award in 2020. She was awarded Fellowship of the RIBA in 2020, and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Purchase 'RETHINK Design' here.