June 04, 2020 • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Beyond the Pandemic: How Will We Design After COVID-19?

This webinar is approved for 1 LU | HSW credit for continuing education with AIA.


While no one knows when the COVID-19 pandemic will pass, it will subside and people will get back to work “as usual.” But what can designers expect after the pandemic is over? How will we design healthcare facilities, schools, hotels and offices in the future?

This webinar will include a panel of experts from each market sector to explore the possibilities of what the future will hold for the design industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how the space planning and flow will be influenced by social distancing as a result of COVID-19.
  • Discuss the role material and furniture selection will play in cleanliness and keeping occupants safe and healthy.
  • Understand how designers can help create a sense of community while balancing the need for health and wellbeing. 
  • Identify unique design considerations for different vertical markets, including corporate, healthcare, education and hospitality.





Todd BaischTodd Baisch
Principal & Design Director
Gensler Chicago

Todd has worked with technology companies, professional service companies, and top law firms to reimagine and enhance their workspaces. His more than 25 years of experience in designing complex urban and suburban corporate campus projects, along with his architectural background and deep knowledge of workplace design, promote a unique integration of spatial considerations and planning that support clients’ businesses and inspire their workforce. A Design Principal and Registered Architect, Todd is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Board Member for DIFFA Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University.