Letter from the School of Architecture 03/16/20

Letter from the School of Architecture 03/16/20



Dear ARH Students and Faculty,

As new measures in 7 counties of the Bay Area in California go into place starting at 12:01 am on Tuesday, we encourage all of you to follow these measures as they are being put in place to protect the elderly, the vulnerable and the healthcare workers and others who provide critical services. If you live outside of the Bay Area, please follow national and local guidelines for behavior.


While unprecedented, we know that we are a resilient community. As architects and architecture students we have the unique talents and abilities to be empathetic towards all, to create a logical process in which to move forward, to envision beyond tomorrow, and to make use of our experience through meaningful change. We are asking you to draw upon your leadership capabilities to support others as conditions change.

Since many students are concerned about food and supplies in the Bay Area, we are highlighting this paragraph:

“Grocery stores and pharmacies will remain open, and restaurants may stay open to provide takeout food only. Also staying open: veterinary services, gas stations and auto repair shops, hardware and other home supply stores, banks and laundry services. Businesses that remain open are encouraged to keep both employees and customers six feet apart, including while standing in line. But there are no specific limitations on the number of people allowed inside. Daycare centers may stay open, but children must be kept in groups no larger than 12, and they must stay with the same group of children every day.”

Support each other with care. The Directors will work with faculty to make sure that we can continue to deliver a consistent learning experience for students to the best of our abilities. Please let us know if you have new challenges to continuing your teaching or your studies.

Wash your hands, stay safe and 6’ apart!