Architects Work From Home: Designers Bhavuk Jain and Sandeep Sagoo explore the new normal
“Material sourcing, vendor interaction, product experiences, and data interaction have been limited to a minimum or are achieved online. On the other hand, we are experiencing a resurgence of the digital age, which is important in developing projects at their nascent stage as clients have switched to defensive strategies.
– Des. Bhavuk Jain and Mr. Sandeep Sagoo, Team members, Sync Design Studio, Gurugram
The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the architecture and design industry and has resulted in a delay in ongoing and future projects. No sourcing of materials, no physical inspection, and missed project deadlines in many cases have incurred huge losses. Today, we share the insights of Des. Bhavuk Jain and Mr. Sandeep Sagoo, Team members, Sync Design Studio, Gurugram.
“All of us are facing economic challenges due to a lack of money circulation and limited funds. As for the architecture and design industry, development and expansion plans have been put on hold. Amidst such negativity, it has been a challenge to boost the enthusiasm of our team and maintain the quality of our deliverables. Another challenge was to approach clients and support each other while maintaining our creativity.”
“Architects are used to studio culture and teamwork, and it has been a challenge to get accustomed to this routine. Apart from uninterrupted internet connectivity, we took some time to maintain the balance between professional and personal life at home. Individual performance is greatly monitored by the current work scenario. Though we cannot achieve all of our targets due to the shutdown, we ensure that our team can upskill themselves creativity that would be helpful for their future development. Apart from perfecting their design development skills, they can study and read online, and spread positive vibes in the community.”
“We are delighted to see the efforts of the fraternity to help everyone cope with the situation with webinars, competitions, and interviews. We have been thinking about individualistic design approaches instead of teamwork at the moment. Though we have been blessed with virtual communication sources, there is a great deal of lag and time for processing. However, brainstorming is more efficient with physical interaction over virtual meetings. Material sourcing, vendor interaction, product experiences, and data interaction have been limited to a minimum or are achieved online. On the other hand, we would be experiencing a resurgence of the digital age, which is important in developing projects at their nascent stage as clients have switched to defensive strategies.”
“We plan to safeguard business continuity and economic recovery while maintaining health concerns after the lockdown is lifted. We would follow social distancing religiously and focus on virtual meetings. Lesser outstation travel would reduce our carbon footprint. The digital impact would be re-emphasized to achieve the desired productivity and efficiency.”