March 16, 2018

Design Institute Denver (Spring 2012)

This one-day educational seminar brings together leading architects, librarians, and vendors to address the challenges and opportunities we face in building anew, renovating, or upgrading existing buildings as we respond to changing user needs. Envision the 21st century library as it moves from a warehouse of material to a place that enables content creation at every age and spaces for collaboration, contemplation, and education.

The Design Institute gives participants the opportunity to network with vendors and colleagues as well as take part in two architect-led breakout sessions that deal with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by attendees. And for those seeking even more inspiration, our hosts will be offering a tour of local libraries on the day before the event.


Nearly all attendees (91%) rated the previous Design Institute to be a
very valuable/valuable seminar.

The day is filled with thought-provoking and inspiring information on the future of library design that will open the door to a new world of possibilities for your library and community.

DATE Friday May 4th,
Denver Central Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave
Denver, CO 80204


Library Tours: 12:00 pm-5:30 pm

Denver Public Library has partnered with Anythink Libraries, Douglas County Libraries and the Arapahoe Library District to offer two very diverse tours of contemporary libraries that have been regionally and nationally recognized for their pioneering of library design and services. Both tours will return to the award winning Michael Graves designed Denver Central Library for a Colorado style reception and tours of the just recently updated library.Tours will be led by the librarians and architects involved in the design and operation of the respective facilities. 30 passenger buses will depart Denver Central Library promptly at 12 Noon on May 3, 2012, one bus leaving for the “Anythink/Family” tour and the other bus leaving for the “Retail Therapy” tour. A box lunch will be provided on each bus.Participants can choose either tour but must sign up in advance as space is limited to 30 per tour. Those wishing to follow by auto can download the following itinerary, do not need to RSVP, and simply meet the bus at the respective facilities. All bus participants must meet near the main information services desk on the first floor of the Denver Central Library by 11:45 AM. Buses will depart promptly at 12 Noon.

Design Institute: 9:00-6:00 pm

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, educational panels, expert presentations,
group breakout sessions, and closing cocktail reception.

Library Journal has secured a group rate starting at $149/night (double) for 5/3 and 5/4 (+ applicable city and hotel taxes) at the following hotel:

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

Single & Double: $149
Triple: $164
Quad: $179

Deadline to receive this rate is April 3. Book your room today by calling 888-627-8405 (and mention “Library Journal Design Institute”).


Founded in 1889, the Denver Public Library connects people with information, ideas and experiences to provide enjoyment, enrich lives and strengthen our community. DPL is currently ranked in the top five library systems in the U.S.



Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture’s mission is to design inspired, sustainable community architecture. Working closely with communities, we achieve visionary goals and cost-effective solutions. BRS has completed projects for 170 communities in 35 states. Expertise includes libraries, arts centers, recreation and wellness facilities, spas and resorts, senior facilities and government headquarters.

Dewberry offers a full range of architectural, engineering and planning solutions. With more than 220 public and academic library projects across the United States, our national organization ensures our team has the qualifications, experience, and responsiveness to deliver the best project for the specific needs of your community.

HBM Architects provides distinguished library planning and design services using a collaborative process that responds to the unique character and specific needs of each community. Our success and extensive portfolio of library projects is based on our dedication to realizing our clients’ vision. Our work with libraries reflects our attention to detail, sustainable solutions, and forward thinking concepts that embrace the evolution of how we communicate, how we learn, and how we create.

Welcome to Denver, home of Humphries Poli Architects, AIA Western Mountain Region Firm of the Year. We have been shaking the stacks of libraries across the Mountain West for over 18 years. Our libraries are inspired; we’ve done away with Dewey, found the intersection of iPlanes and ePlanes, and stomped out carbon footprints. All of our projects demonstrate that, at Humphries Poli, “anythink” is possible. Visit our website for more information about all of our groundbreaking endeavors.

Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture is a national planning, architectural and interior design firm with a forty-year legacy of making memorable spaces. Our experience encompasses programming and feasibility studies as well as master planning and design for more than 6.5 million square feet of library space.

MS&R has provided architecture and interior design services for more than 160 libraries across the country. Recently completed projects include the expanded/renovated Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs (CO), the new Hennepin County Maple Grove Library (MN), and the expansion/renovation of the Ramsey County Roseville Library (MN).

AGATI Furniture provides design, engineering, fabrication, and installation services. AGATI designs are characterized by a blend of aesthetics and engineering to create superior and enduring furniture. Choose AGATI for nationally recognized design, service, quality, and performance.

DLI 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 to see examples of our installations and for more information on our services and products.

A wide range of quality products, on time delivery, and an experienced management staff make Jasper Library Furniture a superior choice for your library project. From design and engineering to manufacturing and project completion we do it all. Our custom capabilities, attention to detail and customer service are second to none.

Tech Logic is the leading provider of barcode and RFID check-in and check-out systems, material return drops, Automated Sorting Technologies (AST) systems, Mobile Self Check-Out, inter-library distribution systems, and patron reserve systems. Tech Logic designs, manufactures, delivers, installs, maintains, and services all of its systems.

TMC Furniture is committed to the importance of strong design, lasting quality and exceptional service to our customers. Distinctive and creative furniture solutions for adults, teens and children. Products are made in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Wember leads the management of projects that are architecturally unique, serve a greater good and are sustainably responsible. We do this while educating clients, working collaboratively with industry professionals and having fun.



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