The Future of Library Design

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  • Future Libraries
    Physical Library Buildings in the Post-Pandemic Digital Information Landscape



    August 10-12, 2022
    Harvard University Campus

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Dates: August 10, 11, 12, 2022
Time: 09:00 a.m.–05:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 21 AIA LUs (HSW), 21 AICP/CM, 21 LA/CES (HSW)
Tuition: $2,000.00
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Program size is limited and early registration is recommended.
Please review our cancellation and discount policies prior to registering.

Program Description

Explore emerging models and evolving changes in library environments, considering how changes in service, information/communication technology, and attitudes about togetherness influence library facility design. Intended for architects and librarians, library staff, and trustees, this program examines the evolving role of the physical library in the changing digital information landscape.

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While recognizing that the pandemic has permanently changed design thinking for libraries, we will transcend the pandemic-driven “problem solving” period in library design and encourage participants to conceive of the lasting opportunities the past several years has created for the coming decades. The course will be a broad platform for addressing libraries as:
• an essential element of civic infrastructure,
• platforms for meaningful community dialog,
• productive “think space” & “do space,” and
• the definitive resource for reliable information.

We will consider how future libraries can do this while being both a permanent artifact of contemporary culture and a moldable environment that stays constantly current and locally relevant. The program will cover the theoretical and the practical in an interactive and participatory class format. We will review cutting edge library systems and emerging best practices for library design. We will also examine the process and criteria for developing and realizing meaningful goals, whether in new construction, renovation, or expansion.

Topics include:
• new models
• new service goals
• library programming and planning considerations
• library zoning for functional synergies
• building community support
• sustainable design for libraries

Program activities include lectures, discussions, virtual library planning and design exercises, virtual exploration, and evaluation of recent and proposed new library designs.

Course - Testimonial - Planning and Design of Public Libraries

"So great to have library professionals complement the architects."

"[Jeff Hoover] is very detailed and loves to challenge his students in order to foster good feedback for future design use."

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Who Should Attend

Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Urban Planners, Librarians, Library Staff, and Library Trustees/Commissioners

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Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understand emerging trends in library design and library interiors.
  • Recognize the impact of recent changes in information technology and equipment.
  • Understand of the process of working with library consultants, architects, and contractors.
  • Learn in-depth on library programming and planning considerations; space planning standards; program functional adjacencies, synergies, and library zoning.
  • Apply sustainable design strategies and biophilic principles for libraries.
  • Sarah Meilleur, CEO, Calgary Public Library
  • Morgan Miller, Director, Cecil County Public Library System
  • Patrick Sweeney, Deputy Director EveryLibrary Institute
  • Joe Bocchiaro, Principal, NV5 Engineering & Technology
  • Bill Browning, Biophilic Design Guru at Terrapin Bright Green
  • Andrew Pearson, Director of the Forrer Learning Commons, Bridgewater College
  • Jaspreet Pahwa, Director of Capital Planning and Construction, DC Public Library

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Future Libraries:
Physical Library Buildings in the Post-Pandemic Digital Information Landscape
Dates: August 10, 11, 12, 2022
Time: 09:00 a.m.–05:00 p.m. (Eastern)
Location: Harvard University Campus
CEUs: 21 AIA LUs (HSW), 21 AICP/CM, 21 LA/CES (HSW)
Tuition: $2,000.00

REGISTER NOW

Program size is limited and early registration is recommended.
Please review our cancellation and discount policies prior to registering.