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Social Distancing Planning & Consulting Services

As a full-service architecture, landscape architecture and engineering firm, BBS stands ready to assist New York State businesses, organizations, and educational facilities with spatial planning requirements made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic. Potential regulations and acceptable societal norms are yet unknown, so planning involves predictions of parameters that are merely in the infancy of discussion. We have a core team of designers who have been engaged in these discussions from the beginning of this health emergency to help you adapt to a new physical and spatial reality. At BBS, we are constantly monitoring the ever-changing rules, regulations, and directives and we distill the data down to what it means for our built environment.

In addition, we have teamed-up with a former virologist and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Stony Brook University, Dr. Michael Hayman, to help inform our designs with regard to the latest medical understanding on transmission of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. Employing Dr. Hayman’s expertise will help produce meaningful physical and spatial concepts.

Our Social Distancing Planning & Consulting services focus on physical and spatial modifications as a value-added service to help your establishment comply with OSHA, CDC guidelines, and best practices. More specifically, we offer the following:

  • In-person visual assessment of your facility.
  • CAD layouts for all types of buildings, businesses, and spaces.
  • Distancing space planning.
  • Recommended installation of barriers, foot pulls, sanitizing stations, signage.
  • HVAC system design and modifications and UV lighting design.
  • Assistance in developing your NY Forward Business Re-Opening Safety Plan.

We are offering a no-cost, no-obligation assessment of your situation and how we might be able to help as you plan for reopening. Our design team is able to meet virtually via video conference and can also visit your site for an assessment while employing all the necessary safety protocols.

You do not need to navigate this alone. We can be of assistance as you plan for reopening and remaining open safely. Contact us today to discuss your needs and together, we can move your business and the rest of New York forward.


Joseph B. Rettig, AIA, LEED AP
Partner, Director of Architecture
(631) 475-0349

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