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Reconstruction could be COVID-19’s silver lining

August 31, 2020

During building renovations, designers are embracing health and wellness. Darren Burns shares his thoughts with Building Design + Construction.

The spread of the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on the U.S. and worldwide economies. But that spread also created health and wellness scenarios for the built environment that lend themselves to reconstruction and renovation, say AEC firms.

“I anticipate an increase in renovation/reconstruction as buildings are adapted to COVID-required standards,” says Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP, Managing Partner with FXCollaborative.

Darren Burns, a Vice President at Stantec’s office in Vancouver, B.C., says many of his firm’s clients are “redefining normal.” And those that are financially strong are positioned to take advantage of a distressed market. 

Read the full article at Building Design + Construction

  • Darren Burns

    Darren is an architect, designer, and leader with over 20 years of experience specializing in the commercial sector, particularly in retail, mixed-use, and complex project delivery.

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