On Demand

Beyond the Pandemic: How Will We Design After COVID-19?

This webinar is approved for 1 LU | HSW credit for continuing education with AIA.

While no one knows when the COVID-19 pandemic will pass, it will subside and people will get back to work “as usual.” But what can designers expect after the pandemic is over? How will we design healthcare facilities, schools, hotels and offices in the future?

This webinar will include a panel of experts from each market sector to explore the possibilities of what the future will hold for the design industry.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how the space planning and flow will be influenced by social distancing as a result of COVID-19.
  • Discuss the role material and furniture selection will play in cleanliness and keeping occupants safe and healthy.
  • Understand how designers can help create a sense of community while balancing the need for health and wellbeing. 
  • Identify unique design considerations for different vertical markets, including corporate, healthcare, education and hospitality.




Todd BaischTodd Baisch
Principal & Design Director
Gensler Chicago

Todd has worked with technology companies, professional service companies, and top law firms to reimagine and enhance their workspaces. His more than 25 years of experience in designing complex urban and suburban corporate campus projects, along with his architectural background and deep knowledge of workplace design, promote a unique integration of spatial considerations and planning that support clients’ businesses and inspire their workforce. A Design Principal and Registered Architect, Todd is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a Board Member for DIFFA Chicago. He earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University.

Christina BrownChristina Brown, NCIDQ
Principal, FITWEL AMBassador
Eastlake Studio

In just under a decade, Christina Brown went from design school to becoming a partner at Eastlake Studio, making her the youngest in the firm’s history to lead the charge in workplace interiors. In addition to mentoring and managing 10 designers, her project work includes Chicago Tribune’s headquarters and the design and expansion of tech firm ActiveCampaign. Currently, Christina is leading the charge in Eastlake’s Post-COVID-19 research. During the first few weeks of the crisis, she created a survey that was taken by nearly 300 people and formed staff research groups to explore product options and plans that prioritize social distancing. She has participated in several interviews and webinars on the subject, and continues to develop new strategies in wellness-forward design.

Gina GoodinGina Goodin LEED AP ID+C
Senior Associate Vice President

Gina Goodin LEED AP ID+C leads hospitality interiors in CallisonRTKL’s Miami office. With more than 25 years in the industry, her experience encompasses a range of hospitality, residential, planning and design projects, including work for the Marriott, Wyndham brands, Hilton and Canyon Ranch brands. Her reputation as the “go-to” person for hospitality and spa interiors has led to the successful development of branded environments for clients across the globe. Gina earned a Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University.

Tracy BackusTracy Backus, WELL AP, WELL Faculty, LEED AP ID+C
Director, Sustainable Programs
Teknion North American Markets

Joining Teknion in April 2000, as a licensed interior designer, has given me a diverse career in the built environment industry. As Teknion’s Director of Sustainable Programs, advancing sustainability is a cultural imperative that allows for a personal passion. Daily, I build awareness on the importance of environmental values throughout the company, our supply chain and Teknion’s internal and external client base. With a focus on material health and product ingredients since 2011, the role has been to drive change within our supply chain, manufacturing facilities and to continually reduce environmental impacts for the built environment and on human health in the workplace. As a WELL AP, WELL Faculty member, Materials Advisory member to the WELL v2 Material Concept and a LEED AP , I am passionate about sharing knowledge on these important environmental strategies that improve the lives of people, communities and protect the planet.