It is never easy knowing the fate of your life is essentially in someone else’s hands, and perhaps the hardest thing to contend with during this pandemic has been the inability to steer our own course into the future. Yet, as the big decisions are being made for us, we should remember what we still have the power to change as we move into the new unknown.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused a massive reset – an enforced shutdown that has already affected our livelihoods, our relationships and our wellbeing. The impact will be felt for years to come. For people working in the UK architecture and construction industry, it has been easy to feel disheartened. Research has shown that architects’ confidence is hitting record lows, with projects being put on hold or cancelled completely, staff being furloughed, and even the largest practices in our country having to make salary cuts – it all feels painfully bleak.