Friday, September 4, 2020

Some Architects Finding Pot of Gold During COVID-19

80% of all Architectural firms reported a drop in revenue since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March. With many hospitality and office building developers stopping most of their new projects, Architects usually are the first to feel the slowdown.

However, there are several segments of the architectural world that seem to not only stay busy but are also expanding.

With low income and homeless housing getting an ‘essential’ rating all the way from the Federal Government right down to local governments, those Architects working in that field are seeing more projects hit their desks.

Even affordable housing projects that were put on hold are now beginning to see funding available again.

Another area that is seeing a lot of action is medium to high end residential housing. Architects quoting their services to new home buyers is up 40%.

This increase of residential work is from many urban dwellers looking to move to the far suburbs and even into rural areas now that working from home is no longer a novelty but an actual way to work today.

Related Article: What Every Architect and Developer Needs to Know About Modular Construction

One area of Architecture that is about to become a hot ticket is transportation with cities wanting to extend their rail services further out to meet the shifting population to the ‘burbs’. Stations and infrastructure will need to be designed and those quotes will need to go out soon in order to see them completed in the coming years.

A bright spot in this whole scenario can be found in how all these hot areas of construction will be built. Modular construction is the ideal way for almost all of these projects to come to fruition.

The modular industry, both residential and commercial, are already seeing more work than they can handle and new factories are already being planned to serve this increase in demand.

Gary Fleisher is a housing veteran, editor/writer of the, blogs and the ‘coming soon’, Construction Consultant’s Directory. 


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