'First line of defense': COVID Prompts Rethink in Role of Buildings

By Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation

SOURCE: International WELL Building Institute

DESCRIPTION:From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?

The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.

Read more via Reuters on how our buildings can help promote health and safety, featuring IWBI president & CEO Rachel Hodgdon.


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KEYWORDS: IWBI, International Well Building Institute, Reuters, Thomson Reuters Foundation, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, architecture, interior design, Rachel Hodgdon

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