To date, the first round of post-COVID-19 reopening guidelines for cultural and performing arts facilities have focused on process. Most of the attention has been directed to public safety and audience comfort levels. For many, these buildings are a place of employment as well as a place of enjoyment. What can we, as planners and designers, do to enhance safety beyond that of attendees in response to the current pandemic—and can we better prepare these buildings for the future?
AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee
Alexa Antopol, Chief Intelligence Officer, Fisher Dachs Associates
Steven A. Adelman, V.P., Event Safety Alliance; Founder, Adelman Law Group
Heather McAvoy, ASTC, Principal, Schuler Shook
Delia Nevola, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Steinberg Hart
Steven A. Wolff, CMC, Founding Principal, AMS Planning & Research Corp