Conference Recordings

Adapting to COVID-19 During a Library Building Project

How Kenyon Is (Safely) Maintaining Its Residential Experience
Published July 23, 2020
Presented by Amy Badertscher, Associate VP for Library and Information Services and Library Director, Kenyon College | Christine Verbitzki, Architect, Principal, Gund Partnership

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Kenyon College

With COVID-19 guidelines often in direct opposition to the intention of the campus residential experience, it's important for schools to maintain a future-focused mindset while planning an institutional response. We will explore how Kenyon College is keeping the momentum of its master plan implementation alive while adapting to the COVID-19 era through the lens of an in-construction library project. Find out how your institution can take precautions to protect students from COVID-19 without sacrificing the residential experience, thereby keeping students more engaged and compliant with stricter rules during their transition back to campus.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop strategies to accomplish your institutional mission and improve student outcomes amid social distancing.
  2. Explain how to design classroom, library, and other spaces on campus that are compliant with COVID-19 guidelines and maintain the intent of the residential experience.
  3. Keep building projects moving forward during periods of disruptive change.
  4. Reassess your campus master plan to gauge its reasonableness post-COVID-19.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1 Unit (SCUP55C713) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Presented 7/23/2020.

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