COVID-19 is an opportunity to adapt
COVID-19 has affected us all in ways we would not have predicted. No one has been more impacted than small businesses and LFK Architects is working hard on creating solutions. Case in point are CICIS Pizza and Tiki Taco. The Strip Mall owners had initially asked us to do façade updates to the outside of the buildings. When Covid hit, they asked how they could incorporate outdoor seating to the areas.
The problem: Covid 19 restrictions on inside seating and social distancing rules. So we analyzed the outdoor space, including the parking areas, and created new ways to add outdoor eating areas. The seating and table spacing had to be designed using CDC guidelines for social distancing.
COVID-19 Solutions provided by LFK Architects:
- Retrofitting existing retail centers – using cost effecting measures
- Each center is unique – how to expand while still meeting code/ADA and planning department parking
- How to define new space: planters, railings, etc. to maintain safety
- Indoor changes: interior conditions with mechanical system updates ie filters, ultraviolet light
CICIS Beyond Pizza
James M Brewer
VP, Divisional Manager