Students in RIT’s Interior Design program produced office designs equipped to not only stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic, but handle other unexpected events.
As 2020 brought increased awareness to the critical role interior designers play in preventing the spread of disease and nurturing mental health, students responded by designing with health, safety and adaptability in mind. For their Office Design class, students considered the global pandemic’s effect on the previous functionality of offices. Their designs reflected needed adjustments to create the office of the future.
Course instructor Kelly Jahn said students were diligent in their research as they became versed in COVID-19’s long-term impact on office design.
“Taking on this challenge allowed us to develop the skills of thinking outside of the box and thinking about creating designs that can make people’s lives as easy as possible, no matter the situation,” said Sara Chambers ’22.
Design by Ashley Diltz '22