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How can we equip libraries with successful plans for reopening? VMDO's Jim Kovach recently presented a webinar with the New Jersey State Library on "Library Design Strategies in the Age of Social Distancing." In his presentation, Jim provides an overview of architectural strategies librarians might consider employing to create a safe and welcoming environment. In addition to guidance on service trends, maintenance, and space allocation, Jim offers best practices for adjusting physical spaces for social distancing to ensure safe reopening during COVID-19.Read More
School districts across the country are facing the difficult task of determining if K-12 schools will reopen this fall. In an effort to support the health, safety, and well-being of students, a team of VMDO designers collaborated with the AIA in developing 3D models that illustrate strategies for reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in schools.Read More
Students are helping develop key areas in Virginia Tech's Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community (CID LLC). With VMDO and other campus partners, students are helping design and build the very spaces where they’ll learn, live, and connect as part of the CID LLC.Read More
College and university libraries are devising strategies to re-open this fall. In this episode of Advancing America's Libraries Podcast, VMDO's Jim Kovach and Julie Kane, Head of Collection Services at Washington & Lee University, discuss how university libraries are preparing for the fall.Read More