As a firm that truly does it all, from design to move-ins, Taylor Johnson client Optima, Inc. has an unmatched perspective when it comes to what’s trending in for-sale and rental developments. TJ worked with Optima President, COO and Principal Architect David Hovey Jr., AIA, on a byline for Multi-Housing News that takes a deep dive into how the pandemic has shaped current consumer preferences and continues to drive the design of amenity spaces. As Hovey Jr. explained, the design of units and common areas will be inspired by a renewed desire to create environments where residents can immerse themselves in their natural surroundings and derive the health benefits of natural light and outdoor space. For example, private outdoor areas, sustainability and year-round amenity spaces will feature prominently at its two new Chicago-area developments coming online in the next two years – Optima Lakeview in Chicago and Optima Verdana in Wilmette. Click here to open TJ TALK and read the full article.