In Partnership With


Bozeman Public Library

Sponsored By

HastingsArchitectural 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.

Blalock & PartnersBlalock & 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 ArchitectsHumphries 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.

MSRMSR 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:

OPNOPN Architects‘ 36-year track record of success is the result of a deliberate, sustained commitment to a collaborative culture that nurtures excellence and new ideas. We have completed designs or feasibility studies for more than 40 public libraries and are leaders in designing innovative, participatory libraries. Our library designers are part of the national dialogue and have been recognized with national awards, in publications and through invitations to speak at many conferences, including the American Library Association’s national convention in 2015 and 2016. Be believe that as the most-public of all public buildings, libraries should be a centerpiece for a community and a harbinger of their future. We are library advocates because we have seen the benefit and impact a next-generation library can have on a community. Our practice is built upon strong relationships — with our clients, partners, and each other – and partnering with a community on the design of their new library is one of our most rewarding experiences.

AnodeAnode 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.

DemcoWe 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.

Tech LogicTech Logic focuses exclusively on serving libraries. As a caring industry pioneer, we serve all patrons and staff by offering the most innovative and reliable solutions for your library. Our truly American designed and manufactured products transform the tedium associated with: patron self service, security systems, education technology, mobile device management, etc. Tech Logic delivers streamlined, cost-effective and people centric patented products and processes enhancing the user experience for all members of your community.


Friday, May 6, 2016

8:30 am – 5:15 pm

Bozeman Public Library
626 E. Main Street
Bozeman, MT 59715

Element Bozeman
25 E Mendenhall Street
Bozeman, MT 59718

Please note that our discount rate has sold out. The hotel is also fully booked for Friday night. You may try calling the hotel directly to see if rooms are available for other nights. We also recommend the following hotels:

Hilton Garden Inn Bozeman
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Residence Inn by Marriott


Roy Futterman
Advertising Director

Past Design Institutes
Nashville, TN 2015
San Diego, CA 2015
Boston, MA 2014
Salt Lake City, UT 2014