The past year has tested all of us in many different ways. None of us could have foreseen the changes to our everyday lives that has recently occurred.
As I write this piece lockdowns continue but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
Maybe what the past year has shown is the importance of the smaller things and the that of giving each other more time. Maybe a more considered approach is required for what and how we build and how our spaces are used.
GA have used the time this year to work on a new sustainability guide, with European colleagues, that we will be launching soon. The focus of this will be to design and build for the longer-term but also allow for; either a change of use, to deconstruct and rebuild or reuse within a newbuild.
Our recent shared experience and lessons learnt can hopefully be used to benefit future generations with the creation of a more considered built environment that all can share.