Architectural Nexus works with library directors and administrators to seek, discover and create uniquely designed community libraries. We explore the characteristics, challenges and people that are your community. Our architectural designers lead you and your community in a process of discovery, conducting public outreach, planning and designing your community’s library. Library design is an area of expertise and focus for Architectural Nexus. We seek out opportunities to plan and design modern public libraries. Architectural Nexus, with offices in Utah and California, provides expertise and service throughout the Western United States.
Blalock & Partners offers a full-service, collaborative approach to all projects. Drawing on a diverse background and layers of expertise in architecture, interiors, programming and master planning, the firm does not distinguish between interior and exterior design. Rather, team members promote design ideas that allow the solutions to seamlessly evolve from exterior to interior; from large scale master plans and site developments to sensitive additions, renovations and adaptive re-use.
Brodart Contract Furniture offers high quality furniture for libraries of all scopes and sizes. Meticulously crafted and warranted for an industry–leading 25 years of dependable use, Brodart’s furniture can be customized to complement an existing layout or inspire a new setting. Not sure where to start? The Brodart team offers personal consultations and layout services to make your vision a reality.
Demco provides solutions to libraries and schools to help them meet the needs of their customers. From everyday supplies, to innovative library spaces, our unique family of brands provides the products and services you need to create an imaginative learning environment that’s full of possibilities.
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture is a national architectural and interior design firm specializing in the design of evocative library buildings. Our firm’s three partners have collaborated for over 20 years and share a personal, hands-on approach to each project uncommon in a national design firm. We have planned and designed more than 65 libraries, totaling over 7 million gross square feet. Whether conceiving 21st Century facilities, adapting outdated buildings, or renovating historic landmarks, our desire to exceed client expectations motivates us to remain knowledgeable of current library operations.
The re-imagination of the re-crafting of libraries to nurture and encourage active use by the community members presents tremendous challenges and yet manifests much greater opportunities. It takes a special team of designers, a team with imagination, vision, passion and deep expertise to quickly address the challenges while simultaneously celebrate the opportunities. Humphries Poli Architects is uniquely qualified and is the only firm to inherently embrace all of these attributes. We have been highly acclaimed for our work in creating over 70 libraries that inspire, comfort, and play while concurrently meeting the practical needs of budget, schedule, and function.
MSR has provided architecture and interior design services for 190 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include the renovation and expansion of Madison Public Library’s Central Library, conversion of an abandoned Walmart store into McAllen Public Library’s new Main Library (winner of a national AIA Honor Award and an ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Best Overall Award), and renovation and expansion of Ramsey County Library’s Roseville Library (named a 2011 Library Journal New Landmark Library). MSR library principals regularly speak at ALA and PLA conferences, as well as leading design challenges and serving as panelists at Library Journal Design Institute events.
OPN Architects is a regional, knowledge-driven design firm based in the Midwest. At OPN, we are passionate library advocates. We believe that all libraries, big and small, urban and rural, can be beautiful, efficient to operate, and flexible to meet the changing needs of a community. Our latest project – a downtown library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa – re-envisions the library as a community-hub where the city gathers to learn, collaborate and celebrate.
Tech Logic is the leading provider of Automated Material Handling systems, material return drops, and barcode and RFID check-in and check-out systems. Our material handling systems are designed to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes, and can be customized for any space. Tech Logic has also introduced MediaSurfer, the kiosk that lends iPads! Check out all of Tech Logic’s patented advantages to see why our products are the top choice. Tech Logic designs, manufactures, delivers, installs, maintains, and services all of its systems right here in the US.
Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm