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I recently had an experience that seems pretty common this summer: sitting in an airport during a flight delay, wondering when - or if - I’d reach my destination. This was my first post-pandemic business trip for one of our court clients. After a couple hours, it was clear that hundreds of my...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has, among other things, forced us to rethink how people move through buildings. Office buildings, as well as public buildings like courthouses, rely heavily on the use of elevators to move people between floors. But at the height of the pandemic, social distancing had greatly...

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The 2020-21 TV season has started, and it’s interesting to see to how TV dramas are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in their fictional worlds. From my standpoint as a court design consultant, I’m especially interested in the TV shows that involve courtroom scenes, and what COVID protocols those...

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In a previous blog, I wrote about one way a courtroom proceeding could be held while still observing social distancing protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, I’ve come across other potential solutions that have been implemented by courts around the country. In this blog, I describe one...

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 In my experience as a courtroom planning consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to plan for many types and styles of courtrooms. While there are many different issues regarding courtroom designincluding sightlines, furniture options, and access requirementsthe focus of this blog will be on the...

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