Gili Meerovitch CID, IIDA, LEED AP
Principal / Interiors
A Principal of the firm, Gili leads the library and innovation center practice area and the firm’s interior design efforts, and is involved in conceptualizing interiors for all of the firm’s educational and cultural projects. She is particularly well known for her ability to shape spaces that enhance student experiences and foster social as well as academic engagement. Gili is skilled at translating programmatic objectives and functional requirements into learner-centric engaging environments that enhance information discovery while providing flexibility to respond to evolving pedagogical needs and improving space utilization. Her recent accomplishments in library design can be seen at Colorado College’s Tutt Library, a 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Award project, which is currently the nation’s largest 24/7 academic library to achieve Net Zero-energy performance; 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 University’s Davidson 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.