CCR Issue 9

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Hospitality in Commercial Construction

Another focus is on air quality. Many commercial buildings, including restaurants and hotels, are having their HVAC systems overhauled with antibacterial and anti-viral filtration. Now that effectively every commercial space has to have measures in place to keep patrons healthy, they are catching up to what hospitals have been doing for years.

Residential designs blending into commercial

Recently, we have seen a convergence of residential ideas in commercial spaces. Restaurant patrons of late seem to prefer a more comfortable and welcoming environment, rather than a commercial or “institutional” experience. They want to feel as if they’re eating at home even if they’re eating out. In response, commercial designs are trending toward more detailed, homey designs that you’d normally see in high-end residences. This includes furniture, lighting