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School Bathrooms in the time of Covid 19

  • 1.  School Bathrooms in the time of Covid 19

    Posted 06-08-2020 11:14
    I am working with my daughter's schools to evaluate and retrofit the school buildings for the coming fall. I was wondering if anyone has seen guidelines for adapting shared bathrooms to minimize contagion. I would love to share ideas and resources with others who are engaged in this type of work.

    Thank you,

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    Esther Sperber, AIA
    Studio ST Architects
    www.studio-st.com
    New York NY
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  • 2.  RE: School Bathrooms in the time of Covid 19

    Posted 06-09-2020 17:59
    Hi Esther,
    While I cannot assure the veracity of all of the claims in this article, in principle and from other readings that I have seen, they seem to be in line and make sense. The state of American bathrooms is rather dismal, especially at most schools. I would certainly recommend an international research scope into this rather than a limited national one. Your daughter and her friends would be much better positioned, as well as those that come after... Best of luck! Here is a link to the article: https://www.fastcompany.com/90502942/we-may-have-to-rethink-the-toilet-seat-altogether-how-coronavirus-could-change-bathrooms-for-the-better
    Please feel free to let me know your thoughts, and your findings.
    Best regards,
    Peter Di Sabatino

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    Peter Di Sabatino
    American University of Sharjah, School of Architecture and Design
    Sharjah
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  • 3.  RE: School Bathrooms in the time of Covid 19

    Posted 06-09-2020 18:03
    By the way, I am no longer the Dean at the College of Architecture, Art and Design at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE... I am now a professor at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. I guess I need to figure out how to update my profile...!  :)

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    Peter Di Sabatino
    American University of Sharjah, School of Architecture and Design
    Sharjah
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  • 4.  RE: School Bathrooms in the time of Covid 19

    Posted 06-09-2020 19:23
    Thank you for sharing this article.
    Esther

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    Esther Sperber
    Studio ST Architects
    www.studio-st.com
    New York NY
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