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Experts from Top Design Firms Discuss Pandemic-Related Market Shifts with ENR Southeast

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted a variety of markets, causing design firms to adapt. As regulations ease and projects continue, top design firms are seeing revenue and demand return to pre-pandemic numbers. ENR Southeast interviewed Kimley-Horn’s Jessica Rossi, along with experts from other top design firms, about how their companies adapted and fared during the pandemic, and the unexpected gains, shifts, and trends they saw in certain markets. A rising trend Rossi identified in the residential market was the increased request for outdoor amenity spaces.

“I’ve seen agreements on quite a few projects where private developers offer to complete trail systems because it will serve as an amenity for residents.”

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Find out what emerging trends other top design firms identified in the hospitality, retail, residential, office, institutional, and industrial sectors, and why many continue to be optimistic about the growth of these sectors in 2021.

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