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When architecture firm GouldEvans participated in LJ’s Design Institute (DI) last year in Phoenix for the first time and took on the task of suggesting design ideas to Clark College’s Cannell Library in Vancouver, WA, Tony Rohr, principal at GouldEvans, asked himself, “How do we handle this?” The answer took the shape of a deck of cards referred to as the Idea Kit.
Case Study: The Small Steps You Can Take Toward Your Library Building Future | Library by Design, Spring 2012
When Mary Hougland took over as director of the Jennings County Public Library in rural North Vernon, IN, in January 2008, she wanted to turn the nearly 34,000 square foot, modern pole barn structure, a characterless building erected in 1997, into a “user-friendly” destination that would be “someplace where people wanted to hang out.”
The goal of the new Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library in Washington, DC, which opened in January 2011, was to give neighborhood residents a “grand, well-lit, inviting” place—a “fantastic library where people would want to spend time,” says Kim Fuller, District of Columbia Public Library’s (DCPL) project manager, who oversaw the library’s construction.
Librarians Pick Their Favorite Outdoor Furniture and Art from Recent Building Projects | Library by Design, Spring 2012
Lolling Around Hennepin County Library—Maple Grove enhanced its outdoor reading porch with Loll Designs’ Adirondack chairs and benches, composed of recycled milk jugs. They encourage folks to step outside and enjoy the “newest community gathering space.” Loll Designs, www.lolldesigns.com How Your Readers Grow The Reading Garden adjacent to the Community Room of the Visitacion Valley […]