Research and changes to urban life are driving design innovation forward amid a pandemic

Gideon Fink Shapiro

In healthcare, being intentional about the built environment is sort of a new idea,” said Dr. Neel Shah, a director at Ariadne Labs, in a May 12 virtual roundtable discussion hosted by MASS. “Within three days, we were doing the project, which involved letting the architects peer into Mount Sinai using a GoPro camera and Zoom conferencing,” added Bucuvalas. This was MASS’s second COVID-19-related undertaking, after it advised on the construction of two emergency tent structures for Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program back in March.