As architects we are, like everyone, recalibrating our normal and asking ourselves: how can we do our part to address the health crisis that has defined our time. Architecture and design have constantly pivoted and evolved in reaction to an era’s extraordinary forces. Cholera, tuberculosis, and flu pandemics of the past two centuries have informed our built world in all sorts of seen and unseen ways; from the public park movement in the 1830s to the grand windows and unornamented walls of modernism—our built environments have been shaped and reshaped, time and again, in response to health crises in our developing world. We know that this time will be no different. And so when we were approached to put together this study on how multi-family housing might be newly shaped by this pandemic we leapt at the chance. Like everyone, we are paying the closest attention to the most current guidelines set out by our dedicated colleagues in the medical establishment. And we know that the science on the spread of COVID-19 is far from settled. Given what we’ve learned so far from the successes of spacial interventions like social distancing and partitioned movement, we see that architecture and design have a vital role to play. And so it is our industry’s imperative to lend our expertise. What follows are a brief set of ideas and guidelines on how slight, but consequential, design adjustments can aid in our society’s action against not just this virus, but the future unknowable ones sure to follow.