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COVID-19 Screening Booth initiative receives Honorable Mention from Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards

September 29th 2021

During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team pivoted our focus to address ways that screening centers could dramatically scale up their operations while improving safety for the public and medical teams involved. Our approach involved collaboration with local hospitals, engineers and City departments. We developed a rapid prototype of a patient screening booth that could be implemented as part of a broader strategy to utilize public space and existing interiors in ramping up testing to meet urgent health needs in our community.

This work was recognized by Fast Company, as an Honorable Mention for the Pandemic Response Category in their 2021 Innovation by Design Awards. We appreciate the recognition as well as the support of our collaborators at Arup, Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and private hospitals in Manhattan and Queens.

See here to read more about the awards and other projects in the Pandemic Response Category.