Jeffrey M. Hoover, AIA, Principal, Tappé Architects, Boston, has been actively involved in library design for the past 25 years. He is Principal and Library Design Director for the architectural firm of Tappé Architects, Inc. and responsible for dozens of library projects from historic library renovations and expansions to contemporary new library construction. He is a current member of and former Chair of the ALA Architecture for Public Libraries Committee and has presented programs on current library planning issues at ALA annual conventions, served as panelist for Library Journal's "Design Institute" since its inception, is an invited speaker for library planning and design forums across the country, and a participant in recent ACRL and Library Journal sponsored webinars. His recent design work on the Varina Area Library was honored with a joint award from the American Institutes of Architects and the American Library Association for excellence in library design. He studied sustainable design at Arizona State University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Oregon.