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Nicole Peterson

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The coronavirus pandemic has forced most of us to create an office space of our own — whether by devoting a room in our home for work, sitting physically distanced in a common area or creating a “Zoom-worthy” corner in a bedroom. In an essay published by The Conversation, Nicole Peterson, assistant professor of interior design, shares the evolution of the office from its origins in monasteries to the modern open floor plan and shows how necessity shapes our work environments.