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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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Design Thinking During a Pandemic

Like many other companies, VC left the office and began working from home in mid-March and continues to do so today. With the halting of non-essential construction on March 17th, any project in construction immediately went on hold. When so much of what VC does involves being in person working with materials, meeting with clients, […]

New Year, New Us

To ring in the new year – our designers have made some resolutions for 2020 to inspire, learn, motivate and create! At first glance, it may seem like these resolutions have nothing to do with our work, but in actuality they will help us grow as people, designers, and partners to our clients. Start a […]