Gehry's Lewis Library is focus of tour, panel
Posted November 13, 2008; 06:21 p.m.
An open house, tour and faculty panel discussion will explore the newly opened Peter B. Lewis Library, designed by celebrated architect Frank Gehry, on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The open house and tour will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the roundtable at 4:30 p.m. in 120 Lewis Library.
The tour will be led by Serge Goldstein, associate chief information officer and director of academic services for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). OIT's Education Technologies Center, New Media Center, Broadcast Center, and computational science and engineering support group are now housed in Lewis Library.
Panelists will speak briefly and take questions about the distinctive building, which opened this fall and brings together science libraries from across campus in a facility noted for Gehry's bold, colorful design. The speakers will be: Stan Allen, dean of the School of Architecture; Esther da Costa Meyer, associate professor of art and archaeology; Hal Foster, the Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology; and William Gleason, associate professor of English.
The event is sponsored by the Council of the Humanities.