Robert A.M. Stern Architects is helping provide personal protective equipment for healthcare workers combatting coronavirus by fabricating components of protective face shields, deploying the capabilities of the firm's Model Shop staff and its 3D printers for public benefit.
Working with files created by 3DVerkstan of Stockholm, Sweden, the firm has printed components for 200 face shields to date and delivered them to the DIY Shield Project, a collaboration between Cornell AAP and Sabin Lab, together with Cornell Engineering, Cornell CIS and many others across the community, to 3D-print and laser-cut visors and protective face shields for doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals on the front lines at Weill Cornell Medical. For more information on the files the firm is working with, please see this link. For more information on the DIY Shield Project, please see this link.
The firm thanks our Model Shop staff members John Diven and John Kim, who have been traveling to our offices to handle the production, and to those in the firm's leadership who have made it possible: Tehniyet Masood, Director of the Model Shop; Lisa Matkovic, our Chief Operating Officer; and the firm's 17 Partners.