How will Coronavirus Change Home Design in the Future?

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Life at home has certainly changed in 2020. Working from home and managing kids in the same space has created new challenges. Since the coronavirus outbreak, have you changed the way you purchase groceries and bring take-out food into your home? In Episode 91 of The Architecture Happy Hour podcast, co-hosts and architects, Laura Davis and Holly Hall talk about the many areas of home design that will undoubtedly be changed by all that we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How will design change in these areas?

  • Front entry porch: providing a protected area for receiving deliveries
  • Entry to home for family: including a disinfection station in mudrooms or near entryway.
  • Kitchens: will you be stocking up more and needing extra storage space?
  • Kids spaces: fun and safe places for kids, especially when mom and dad may be working from home and needing to have online Zoom meetings.
  • Grown-up spaces: space to explore and organize new hobbies
  • Home office: consider light source, home sounds and how much space you need as well as comfortable seating
  • Bedrooms: having a plan in case a family member gets sick.


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VP, Architect, hpd architecture + interiors
Laura Davis is a Texas and Colorado registered architect and interior designer, and a co-founder of hpd architecture + interiors. With a diverse portfolio spanning residential, commercial, retail, and historical projects, Laura’s heart lies with her specialty in Historic Preservation. She loves to revitalize older properties, cherishing their character and the stories they hold. Her true passion lies in understanding her clients deeply, uncovering their desires and motivations, and crafting designs that turn houses into cherished homes.

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Laura Davis is a registered architect and interior designer in the state of Texas and Colorado, and a founding member of hpd architecture + interiors. Laura's extensive experience includes residential as well as commercial and retail projects.  She also has a particular interest in restoration, holding a certificate in Historic Preservation. She is energized by the character of older homes and the stories of those who have lived there. Responding to the needs of the current owner, while also honoring the personality of the original home is a delicate process to be enjoyed.

Laura Davis

Vice President, Architect, Interior Designer Principal , hpd architecture + interiors