Partner Ruth Baleiko will be on a panel discussing “Designing Libraries for Safety in the Age of COVID-19.”
Session details: As libraries cautiously reopen the doors of their physical buildings to the public, minimizing risk from the COVID-19 pandemic to patrons and staff is top priority. Expert architects share design tips for how to use the building itself, and its furnishings, to reduce transmission, encourage social distancing, and get the library ready for its next phase while preserving flexibility for the long term.
Other speakers include Pamela Anderson-Brulé, FAIA, Principal, Presdient & Co-Founder, Anderson Brulé Architects; Todd A. Harvey, Senior Partner, BHC Architects; Jeffrey M. Hoover, AIA, Principal, Tappé Architects; Emily Puckett Rodgers (panel moderator), Space Design and Assessment Librarian, Manager of Library Environments, University of Michigan Library.
As a Senior Design Lead in the office, Ruth devotes her expertise in libraries—and higher education teaching and learning spaces. Experienced with the facilitation techniques needed to meld the technical requirements of public facilities with a broad range of stakeholder desires, Ruth brings together the functional and inspirational aspects of design. Her team’s projects are exemplified…