At Studio Design Group Architects, our experience in commercial architecture in San Luis Obispo spans healthcare and hospitality design, as well as retail and office construction and improvements. As we come out of our time of shared adversity, SDG’s forward-thinking team is constantly devising new ideas and solutions to make businesses more comfortable, practical, and profitable.
Understanding the expanding demands of today’s business and recreational environments means using the lessons of the past to prepare for the future. Not surprisingly, many commercial design trends this year are focusing on the physical and mental wellbeing of buildings’ end-users. Since we spend such a large part of our time working, learning, shopping, and socializing in commercial buildings, designers are embracing new ways to use our public spaces, putting comfort and simplicity at the forefront.
In a recent blog post, we discussed how Biophilic design has impacted both commercial and residential design trends by integrating natural elements into a space. This concept in design is quickly catching on, creating a new generation of stress-reducing, environmentally responsible workspaces.
Here are some other ways Studio Design Group Architects are introducing nature, accessibility, and comfort into their designs:
Incorporating More Outdoor Space
Patios, terraces, and rooftops are being redesigned and upgraded to be more functional as work, dining, and recreation spaces.
Hands-free operations have been around for a while, but they’ve never been more important than they are today. Automatic doors, motion sensor lights, and other integrated technologies make buildings more accessible and keep visitors healthier.
and large sliding glass door systems. When we bring fresh air and natural light indoors, the result is a space that feels bigger and more open, which promotes a connection with the environment, as well as safer indoor distancing.
Air Filtration Systems
We’ve known for some time that indoor air is more polluted than fresh air, and now we know that improved ventilation can reduce the spread of disease. In the recent past, architects and engineers focused on reducing indoor volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and common pollutants, now their designs can help reduce viruses and other airborne pathogens.
While these features are commonly considered trends, it is becoming increasingly evident that many of these upgrades are here to stay. As we return to our usual lives and activities, more people are seeing and appreciating the new design improvements and starting to expect them as the new standard.
When commercial architects focus on the health, safety, and comfort of patients, clients, and visitors, it creates more opportunities for businesses to do business. At Studio Design Group, we go beyond compliance to cutting-edge problem-solving, so your commercial architecture project will stand the test of time.
To learn more about the evolving trends and technologies that influence commercial design in San Luis Obispo, reach out to us here at Studio Design Group, and let’s talk.