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The Future of Residential Design

The home has played a central role during the COVID crisis. Forced to double as office, school, gym, even restaurant, with multiple users at the same time, the pandemic has centered our lives inside our homes more than ever before.

Our panelists will explore the ways in which the look and function of single- and multi-family residences are being altered by the pandemic today and what changes are on the horizon for tomorrow. We’ll review what architects are hearing from clients and the specific design challenges that competing needs for residential space are prompting. Topics will include:

  • How residential design is addressing the need for more creative and adaptable uses of space that allow for multiple functions by various household members.
  • How architects are confronting new demands to protect health in residential design.
  • What design can do to enhance multi-family living spaces with communal but private areas to safely work and play from home.
  • How designers are quilting indoor and outdoor spaces together to build connection while offering social distancing.
  • What residential designers are doing to address the unique needs of those who do not work from home and are often bearing the brunt of COVID’s effects.

It’s clear that COVID will profoundly impact changes in home design, and architects are at the forefront of these design considerations. Join us for this review of the Future of Residential Design as our panel discusses these new demands on residential architecture.

Thursday, Nov. 5
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Matt Hutchins, Principal, CAST Architecture

Julie Campbell – Owner, CTA Design Builders
Brad Khouri – Principal, b9 architects
Tiina Ritval – Principal, GGLO
Kate Smith – Associate Principal, SMR Architects

View the video of this event here.


More info: kirstens@aiaseattle.temp312.kinsta.cloud


November 5, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm




AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938