THE WEEKLY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR DECEMBER 10, 2020
BD+C's Group Director Tony Mancini runs down the highlights from this week's show.
Stantec Virtual Internship Program 2020
BD+C's Robert Cassidy interviews representatives of global architecture/engineering firm Stantec about the firm's "2020 virtual internship program." The Summer 2020 program involved 23 interns from 13 cities in the U.S. and Canada, across four technical disciplines, working in multidisciplinary teams on specific projects for pro bono clients. Two interns, Melissa Dosne and Cole Von Feldt, describe the work of their teams on designing an environmental center for "Artist Boat," an environmental advocacy organization in Galveston, Texas. Interns were also treated to weekly lectures/discussion with top experts from Stantec. The takeaways from the experience: 1) "Getting to be in touch with such talented professionals at Stantec" (Cole Von Feldt); 2) "Having the opportunity to work with interns from other Stantec offices, not just the Ottawa office, thanks to the virtual format" (Melissa Dosne); and 3) "Getting so energized with these young people" (Samantha Markham).
Winning back patients' confidence in medical office buildings
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Derek Veilleux, AIA, EDAC, NCARB, Principal with SMRT Architects and Engineers and leader of the firm's health and wellness practice. The focus of the discussion is on how medical office buildings can assuage patient and staff anxieties about safety. His firm's suggestions include greater reliance on curbside services, rethinking how waiting rooms are set up, and even allowing a degree of “self rooming” by patients and staff.
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