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Adapting to COVID: Design

As we face a new world of dealing with the daily challenges of COVID-19, there are lessons we can learn from the construction, operations and design industry about swiftly planning and implementing proper safety protocols.

At this event, design teams share what new safety features they are using and what they envision using in future projects.

Published November 10, 2020


Melissa Marsh, Assoc. AIA
Principal and Founder, Plastarc

Working in both Europe and the US, Melissa has been on the forefront of delivering alternative workplace solutions, and has led virtual teams throughout her career. She has contributed to courses for CoreNet and Worktech, spearheaded international learning and technology initiatives, and lectured at UVA, Cornell and MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


Andre Soluri, AIA
Principal, Soluri Architecture

Andre Soluri is the founder and principal of Soluri Architecture, an award-winning progressive design oriented firm based in New York City that’s completed over 120 projects since 2005 including offices, residential, medical, commercial and public buildings. Andre’s training and education has been broad and interdisciplinary – he graduated from the Cooper Union’s prestigious undergraduate architecture school, completed his master’s degree at Columbia’s University’s GSAPP, and is an alumnus of the competitive Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.

Nathan McRae, AIA NCARB
Director, Senior Architect , Snøhetta
Dennis Wedlick, FAIA, Chair, AIANY CRAN®️
Founder, Principal Emeritus, BarlisWedlick Architects LLC

In 1998 The New York Times declared Dennis Wedlick a “rising star in architecture.” This rise has continued with the growing success of his firm, Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC. Known for creating striking, sustainable homes and buildings, the firm has received national recognition from the media and the design community. The author of The Good HomeDesigning the Good Home, and Good House Parts, Wedlick also lectures around the country on subjects ranging from specific architectural styles to sustainable design.

Katie Cappola
Project Manager, Energy and Sustainability, JLL