THE YEAR 2020

The Washington Post asked readers to describe the year in one word or phrase.

Here’s what they said. 

  • EXHAUSTING   
  • LOST
  • CHAOTIC
  • SURREAL
  • RELENTLESS

 

The Oxford English Dictionary, the principal historical dictionary of the English language, chooses a word annually to sum up the year. But, this year, they couldn’t describe it in just one word and had to choose a Year of Words.

Graphic combining multiple word of they years

2020

Cloud of Words for 2020

We have all had to make changes to our daily lives, but some of these changes have good benefits.

  • COMMUNITY SPIRIT
  • REDUCED CARBON EMISSIONS
  • FOCUS ON ESSENTIAL WORKERS
  • SLEEPING BETTER
  • CONNECTING DIGITALLY WITH FAMILY & FRIENDS
  • WORKING AT HOME AS A VIABLE OPTION

 

Things will balance out but the grind of 5-day work weeks at the office are likely and largely in the past.  I firmly believe that ultimately, people want to be together and that the workplace will remain a part of our daily lives.  But, I also believe that the pandemic has reshifted and refocused on our home/life balance.

In our office, we have seen this expressed in many ways via our clients and new projects.  Accessory Dwelling Units  (ADU) have been a new focus for us this year.  We’ve been involved in several unique and interesting expressions of our clients’ need to have destination retreats. Whether it’s the ultimate man cave and home gym, a garage and home brewery with attached apartment, or a fully appointed outdoor living space and kitchen it’s clear people have adapted to the pandemic in ways that will ultimately reshape their lives. I believe for the better.

At JCA, we are excited to be a part of helping people adapt and overcome these unprecedented times and the challenges they have brought. See some of our recent projects.

 

See some of our latest projects by clicking the images below.