Over the past weeks, Interior Design has travelled the world (from the safety of our isolated home desks and dining room tables) to ask architects and designers how they, their projects, and their business are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on their worlds. We’ve also spoken with the institutions the design community relies upon for advocacy, resources, and honest assessments of the state of the world right now—and here’s what they’ve told us.
Editor’s note: This story is the seventh installment in a series of conversations with designers, industry leaders, and architects around the globe, examining how our community is staying connected, inspired, and proactive about solutions during the current pandemic.
Adam Roberts, AIA New York, New York City, U.S.
Well, it’s been a brutal—a tough time for everyone, particularly small firms. They rely on just a few projects, so if they lose