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Architectural Nexus works with library directors to seek, discover and create uniquely designed community libraries. We explore the characteristics, challenges and people that define your community. Our architectural designers lead you and your community in a process of discovery, conducting public outreach, programming, planning and designing your community’s library. As 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 California and Utah, provides expertise and services throughout the Western United States. www.archnexus.com
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.
Humphries Poli Architects enjoys working with library clients to share knowledge, solve challenges, and celebrate ideas. We believe good ideas arise from unexpected sources and better ideas arise from working collaboratively. With a strong blending of architecture, urban design, preservation, and interiors, our creative culture offers a profoundly thoughtful environment in which to imagine great libraries that will ennoble their site, inspire their participants, sustain their resources, and bring joy to their users.
MSR has provided architecture and interior design services for more than 200 libraries across the country. Highlighted projects include Missoula Public Library’s new Central Library (currently in design), the reimagined Madison Public Library Central Library (a 2015 Library Journal New Landmark Library), and 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). MSR library principals regularly speak at ALA, PLA, and IFLA conferences, as well as leading design challenges and serving as panelists at Library Journal Design Institute events. Our website is: msrdesign.com
OPN Architects, Inc. is a 100-plus person firm with offices in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, and Iowa City, Iowa, and Madison, Wisconsin. OPN is a knowledge-based design firm whose success is built on a collaborative studio environment, strong client relationships, and a commitment to doing what we say we will do. As a firm, we are committed to high standards of professional practice, and enjoy the process and results of creating architecture that exceeds our clients’ expectations. Our practice encompasses a wide variety of project types, including higher education, corporate, K-12 schools, and libraries. Our library portfolio — comprised of more than 40 completed designs — is highlighted by the Cedar Rapids Public Library, recently named a Landmark Library by Library Journal magazine.
Anode is a digital creative studio that believes a library is the epicenter of a community and the genesis for inspiring lifelong learners. We design and develop interactive patron experiences and digital media installations that enhance the physical library space by integrating into the architecture and energy of the building. Our touchscreen applications blend the beautiful with the practical–from guiding patrons to find that next great read to helping communities learn from their shared past as they look toward the future.
We help 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 www.demcointeriors.com to see examples of our installations and for more information on our services and products.