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Libraries Get Creative to Navigate Pandemic Headwinds
Lori Everett, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB

October, 2022
Three years ago our nation quickly pivoted in reaction to the pandemic. Libraries were no different - they continued to provide essential services to the community and demonstrated tremendous resiliency and adaptability. FGMA's Lori Everett met with four library Administrators to gain insights into the impacts the pandemic had on their operations and how that may shape the future. She shares her research about how libraries navigated the pandemic headwinds and how libraries are continuing to evolve in the post-pandemic world.
For Library Facilities, Health and Wellness Becomes Crucial
Lori Everett, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB
October, 2022
In her second article about the effects of COVID on libraries in our nation, Lori Everett of FGMA focuses attention on how libraries are ensuring that environments are both safe and promote health and wellness to preserve the essence of what keeps libraries unique - an immersive environment.
Raegan Porter, NCIDQ, LEED AP
July, 2021
The second episode of the podcast features Dr. Joel Robertson, a neuropharmacologist and our very own Interior Design principal Raegan Porter. During this podcast we discuss brain chemistry and how the built environment can affect the brain. The team discusses municipal facilities and how design can create an environment that helps to reduce and cope with stress.
Design for Learner Well-Being in a pandemic
Carol Stolt, Allied ASID, WELL AP
January, 2021
This podcast considers ways to minimize anxiety of students, faculty, staff and parents as buildings begin to reopen. How can design mitigate fear and establish trust? What can be done to adapt existing buildings to make them safer and healthier? What needs to be considered long term to ensure that environments have a positive impact on our health and safety?
Dean Manassses, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
August 1, 2020
Improving air quality is a fundamental strategy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in school facilities. This guide offers both short and long-term considerations for adapting building Mechanical Systems. Information summarized is from ASHRAE and industry experts.
design technology tools enhance safety
Dean Manassses, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, PMP
June 1, 2020
In the COVID era, FGMA's skilled use of design technology tools help ensure safe delivery of essential services.
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