Boston Architect Kevin Deabler on Designing Restaurants During and Post-COVID-19 Pandemic on Face-to-Face

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BOSTON—COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone, especially in the commercial real estate industry—whether office, retail, healthcare, academic or a restaurant facility. Some say the impact of the current pandemic will be temporary and some say it will change the design concepts for ever.

In an exclusive video interview with Boston Real Estate Times’ Face-to-Face, RODE Architects Co-Founder and Principal Kevin Deabler talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic is changing the redesign and design of restaurant and what is going on in the minds of restaurant owners.

To watch the full 15-minute interview, please click here or on the image below.

RODE’s projects have received dozens of industry accolades and awards over the years and RODE was awarded among BostInno’s 50 on Fire in 2016.

Mr. Deabler began studying design at North Carolina State University’s College of Design in Raleigh, North Carolina where he graduated with Bachelor degrees in Environmental Design in 1995 and Architecture in 1996. While enrolled at NCSU, Mr. Deabler also managed an internship with the sculptor Thomas Sayre and the architectural studio at Clearscapes PA.

After arriving in Boston in 1996, he held positions at Benjamin Thompson Associates, Perry Dean Rogers, and CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares. His project work included a theater complex in New York’s Times Square, the master planning of a new campus for Olin College, and several mixed-use urban developments in Greater Boston such as Russia Wharf and Kendall Square.

At CBT, Mr. Deabler also worked as a project manager on high-profile museums with renowned architects such as Renzo Piano for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Norman Foster for the Museum of Fine Arts- Boston, and Daly Genik for the Harvard University Art Museums.

In 2004, Mr. Deabler completed an MBA at Northeastern University. He and Eric J. Robinson founded RODE Architects in 2005. He is LEED accredited and brings to the firm a professional and organized approach to problem solving.