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DI2014Boston Sponsor HBM 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsHBM Architects provides innovative library planning and design services using a collaborative process that speaks to our clients’ vision and the unique character of their community.  Our work with libraries reflects attention to detail, sustainable solutions, and forward thinking concepts that embrace the evolution of how we communicate, how we learn, and how we create.


DI2014Boston Sponsor LLB 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsLLB Architects, formerly Lerner Ladds Bartels, is an architectural practice built upon a tailored project approach defined through comprehensive relationships with our clients. Since our founding in 1936, a commitment to responsive design, integrated project process, and New England practicality have remained our primary principles. As a planning and architecture and interiors firm, LLB Architects provides clients with an exceptional depth of understanding. As a national leader in library planning and design, LLB Architects has an extensive portfolio of award winning recognized library work across New England. We have a rich history in project advocacy, public outreach, and promotion and celebrate the library’s place in a community through engaging and thoughtful design.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Oudens 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsOudens Ello Architecture (OEA) is a Boston-based, full-service architecture and urban design office specializing in cultural, academic and institutional projects. OEA are experts at creating unique architectural solutions that respond to their specific physical and cultural contexts and reflect a close collaborative relationship with each client. Recently completed LEED certified libraries for the towns of Millis and West Tisbury, Massachusetts have been widely praised for their inventive site and building planning, sensitivity to community context and green building technologies. Ongoing library designs for the towns of Eastham and Scituate, Massachusetts reinforce OEA’s commitment to transforming the New England town library typology into the efficient, flexible, fresh and vibrant community center it has become today.

DI2014Boston Sponsor PGA 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsPeter Gisolfi Associates is an office of architects, landscape architects, and interior designers founded in 1976. The firm is located in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY with a secondary office in New Haven, CT. Our projects include academic buildings, campus master plans, academic and public libraries, municipal buildings, hotels and restaurants, commercial and corporate spaces, housing, private residences and gardens, urban space plans, parks, athletic fields, and recreation facilities.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Tappe 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsFounded in 1979, Tappé Architects has more than 30 years of Library Planning and Design experience. Tappé is recognized for a number of significant civic projects and has built a diverse portfolio, yet has maintained library design as a cornerstone of its practice. Tappé Architects is committed to creating a consistent body of work, not through an imposed signature style, but by using simple forms and straightforward organization. We focus our discussions and our design on the planning issues that particularly affect libraries attempting to establish compelling and inviting patron spaces. Tappé continuously researches state-of-the-art facilities locally, nationally, and internationally to spot trends, analyze innovations and unearth deficiencies or shortcomings in design for our benefit, our students’ benefit, and most importantly, for our clients’ benefit.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Brodart 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsBrodart Contract Furniture is hallmarked by an equal mix of quality and style. From traditional hardwood furniture to the most innovative materials, Brodart Contract Furniture can manufacture to your specifications in our Pennsylvania factory. Our highly trained staff and network of award-winning dealers are devoted to providing the best service possible, making your vision a reality. Made in the USA.

LJDirectorsSummit2014 Sponsor CivicTechnologies 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsCivic Technologies provides location-based web-software solutions and services to help library administrators align strategies with community needs and manage organizational change to execute effectively. We have a rich background in strategic planning, community consensus building, urban planning, economic development, demographic analysis, and mapping technologies. CommunityConnect is the leading web software integrating your library’s customer, checkout, and other data with demographic and market segmentation data. Use CommunityConnect to better understand your community, predict people’s needs, and deliver more relevant services.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Demco 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsDemco Interiors helps to take your vision to reality by combining design services with comprehensive choices in library furniture and shelving.  Services include design and layout, project management, and installation. Visit our website to see examples of our installations and for more information on our services and products.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Eustis 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsEustis Chair designs and manufactures hardwood chairs for academic and public libraries, and for other high-use applications.  Our chairs are designed for elegance and comfort, and engineered for truly superior durability.  They are built by American craftsmen in our US factories, using US-grown hardwoods and other premium-quality materials.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Overton 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsBill Overton, the author of When the Books Are In The Way, has been involved in moving libraries for over 25 years encompassing over 600 successful moves. We are a firm believer that the success of a move will be directly related to the extent of the planning process. The mover and the library must have similar expectations of how the move will be accomplished.

Our latest project, Connecticut College, involved the repurposing of books and shelving to create additional flexible study areas. By reducing the collection footprint by one third, the library was able to add 100 additional study spaces, introduced a new technology commons and quadrupled the number of collaborative spaces.  We have saved our clients an average of 40% of their move budget by deciding on the best move solution.

DI2014Boston Sponsor Techlogic 200px Design Institute Boston | SponsorsTech Logic is the leading provider of Automated Material Handling and check-in/out systems. Our systems are designed to meet the needs of libraries of all sizes, and can be customized for any space.  Tech Logic has the MediaSurfer, a 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 its systems right here in the US. Does your library have the Tech Logic Advantage? People First Promise: “Our priorities are your staff’s well-being and your patron’s experience.” – Gary Kirk, President


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Friday, December 5, 2014

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Boston Public Library
Central Library in Copley Square
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

The Lenox

61 Exeter Street at Boylston
Boston, MA 02116

Rate: $209
Reservations: 617-536-5300
Cut-off: November 13, 2014
Group name: Library Journal


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Advertising Director