Thriven Design Managing Principal Matthew Bartner, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C, was featured in a Jan. 3, 2023, article discussing design trends for the upcoming year. Mary Salmonsen of Multifamily Dive reports:

While spaces to work from home are in high demand with renters, pros are divided on what they should look like.

Multifamily design is undergoing a readjustment as working and living trends evolve. With the new year just beginning, it’s as important as ever to keep an eye on what renters are looking for and how to account for it in new and existing properties alike, according to industry experts.

The most important of these renter preferences by far is the rise of remote work — almost universally cited by industry experts as a major design consideration moving into the new year. While the public health situation is no longer what it was in 2020 or 2021, working from home or hybrid work schedules have become permanent for many who once commuted to an office five days a week.