Gili Meerovitch CID, IIDA, LEED AP

Principal / Interiors

Since joining Pfeiffer in 2001, as HHPA, Gili has led both the firm’s interior design efforts, as well as our library practice. She is considered by her peers to be a thought leader in academic learning space design, and is known for her ability to design spaces that actively foster collaboration, emphasizing planning for behaviors, while ensuring continuity between interior and exterior environments. She is skilled at translating programmatic objectives and functional requirements into space plans that improve space utilization and enhance information discovery. Her recent accomplishments in library design can be seen at Seattle University’s Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons—named one of the country’s five New Landmark Libraries in 2012 by Library Journal; the University of California Santa Barbara’s University Library; and the University of British Columbia’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in Vancouver, BC. Gili has worked with the Chancellor’s Office of the California State University system to advance its state-wide Libraries of the Future (LOFT) initiative. She led the design thinking for the team that produced the University of Washington's Health Sciences Library's Virtual Reality in Academic Health Sciences Libraries: A Primer, and has shared her considerable experience in "The Visioning Process," the chapter she authored for Creating the High-Functioning Library Space, a guide to the expansion and reconfiguration of academic library space. Gili is a member of the International Interior Design Association, American Library Association, Library Leadership and Management Association, and Society for College and University Planning.