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Designer Feature – Kayla O’Rourke

A relative newcomer to the firm, Kayla O’Rourke joins VC with over five years of design experience. Kayla was born and raised in Boston and received her BS in Interior Design from Endicott College. With such a long relationship with one city it’s no surprise that location serves as inspiration and a source of “fun” […]

Employee Rituals Inform Change Communication

Rituals have the ability to reduce anxiety in the people who use them. Whether it is how we psych ourselves up for a big pitch or attend a networking event, rituals help to calm nerves in uncertain situations, set a tone for a day or moment, and strengthen bonds between team members. But rituals require […]

WELL Building Standards Post COVID-19

As we are experiencing the beginning steps of returning to the workplace, many are wondering what the lasting impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are on the spaces in which we spend so much of our waking time: the office. It is clear that a focus on building occupants’ health and well-being will outlast today’s virus. […]

Antimicrobial Products vs. Sustainability

For decades, sustainability has been a key element of architectural design; since COVID-19 appeared, discussions around antimicrobial materials have surpassed sustainable products in popularity. But are they really the solution?  Understanding the lifespan of coronavirus on surfaces may not improve the way we design healthy work environments. However, it could guide us towards protocols that […]

Designer Feature – Grace Santos

Grace Santos started with VC in February of 2020 as a designer. A native of Honduras, Grace moved to Massachusetts in 2010 to study for her Associates Degree in Art & Design from Mount Wachusett Community College, after which she transferred to Wentworth Institute of Technology for her bachelor’s degree. The big move was spurred […]

Evolution of Spatial Standards Post-COVID-19

People throughout modern history have studied how the body relates to the built environment. From da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man (c 1490) to Neufert’s Architects’ Data (1936) the desire to use geometric shapes to describe the human form and the space around it is evident. The human body and its relation to space create spatial standards, […]

Guide to a Touchless Environment

Incorporating motion activated technology and reducing hand-to-surface contact, through antimicrobial films and acrylic screens, will aid in stopping the spread. Hopefully, by reducing potential exposure, employees can regain their confidence in returning to work. These options and more are offered as potential solutions for companies in our white paper “Adapting your Office in the Wake […]

Project Feature – Agero Inc.

Agero Inc. is a tech company leading the digitization of driver assistance services on a large scale, safeguarding consumers on the road through a combination of platform intelligence and human-powered solutions. With their new building in Medford, Agero Inc. knew they wanted to give up their traditional layout for a more open plan to promote […]

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