The importance of infection control and the impact of operating conditions on the built environment have taken renewed focus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of the ongoing response, industry organizations, such as the American Society of Heating and Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), have released updated considerations for design and construction professionals, including airflow strategies and temperature and humidity controls, as well as ventilation and pressurization.
An agricultural educational facility has been designed by PJHM Architects for the Coachella Valley Unified School District in California. Intense climate mitigation and the revitalization of an agricultural community characterizes the Agriculture + Natural Resources Academy (Ag+NRA).
A new parking structure at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is located at the forefront of the campus, making it easily accessible for students arriving and leaving the school grounds, and includes a Visitor’s Center.