July 8, 2020
Brooklyn-based design firm Stewart-Schäfer has launched a second enterprise to address office health and safety issues and create sustainable solutions post-COVID-19. DistanceDesigns is intended to provide services and resources to create agile workspaces that help prevent disease spread and promote health, while also increasing creativity and productivity through data-driven design.
“You can’t remove the office environment; we just need to change it,” said cofounder James Veal. “Even if COVID hadn’t happened and employees weren’t forced to work remotely, this is where the modern office space was heading. Now we have an opportunity to optimize the workspace while shifting the design operationally, culturally and habitually.”
DistanceDesigns will employ a proprietary three-pillar model, focusing on physical controls, activity-based space design, and policies and procedures. The company is currently offering a 50% discount on health and safety audits to the first 50 companies interested in redesigning their workspaces.
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