Human being in 2020 has accomplished a noticeable milestone in life for overcoming the challenges. Its demands in life and the means to supply them have significantly changed compared to the previous generations. Architecture is not an exception in this road and is still completing its learning curve. For example, in January 2020, the mankind is challenged by an epidemic threat, COVID-19, worldwide and for weeks and months, the demand of staying indoors and social distancing have been enforced to control the disease. The architecture of cities are shown with minimum outdoor activities of people in decades. Instead, the indoor activities are increased as people are spending times mostly in their homes to control the disease and let the virus get in the leash. We are in New York City and regarding this particular demand and supply, I ask how architecture of apartments and homes help people to better protect themselves against this pandemic? Did the architects forgot about dealing with pandemics; while they were designing buildings and the city? Why did the New York become the epicenter of the world? Identifying the need and the answer to it have been a key concern in my and Fereshteh’s design approach. I am not suggesting that the previous generations of New York “Elite” architects, i.e. Mies van der Rohe and Gordon Bunshaft etc., “ignored” the needs. However, I think they were not aware of the need. When I think about density of architecture in New York City, where for the majority of island it has 6 story buildings and higher, or in new developments in Hudson yards, we have more than hundreds-of-feet-tall buildings, hosting more than 8 million people, the architecture of the city in small and large scale is not designed to allow for social distancing or outdoor activities in a pandemic. This great city is compact and shows its strength in reaching to sky as the land is so so so very much valuable. I was in quarantine in New York during the pandemic, however, I can imagine that quarantine would have been easier in Melbourne in Australia. Melbourne CBD, having one tenth of Manhattan size in area, is less dense having less casualties compared to New York. The least of casualties of the 3 cities, where we have living experiences, however, has happened in Urmia, which has no high-rise building similar to what we see in New York City and Melbourne. I do not want to compare the success or failure of these three cities, where we lived in, responding to a pandemic. I only want to highlight the impact that architecture of a city can have in daily life of its people responding to a pandemic. Urmia is my hometown in which I was born with about 600,000 population. As a city since 2000BC, it has a historically traditional structure mostly one to two story buildings shaping the city in a radius grid around its core, the Urmia Bazaar with a central Mosque. The new developments started to rise the levels with tallest building of the city, which is 20 story high far from its core. Melbourne is my second hometown with about 5,000,000 population. It is a growing city in Australia and is the nation’s cultural capitol. It has a CBD with a grid system that transforms organically to shape a radius grid in suburbs. It’s a modified version of Ford’s urban model, where people live in suburbs and drive to shopping malls for their shopping needs. The government offices, Judiciary and city authorities and brand businesses are located in CBD with high rise buildings and in suburbs we can see districts with their administrative and educational centers for residents mostly living in detached housings. You may find some buffer zones between the CBD and suburbs like stadiums, transport hubs, botanical gardens and some two to four story high attached housing projects.