Planning Optimal Library Spaces Principles, Processes, and Practices
How Does Your Library Stay Relevant When Funds Are Scarce?
Library offerings and programs must evolve to remain relevant to the communities they serve. Adapting the architecture to accommodate these changes can be challenging when funds are not readily present to modify the building and furniture accordingly. Library Master Planning based on a phased implementation strategy allows libraries to meet current needs sooner, as smaller funding opportunities arise, instead of waiting on fully-funded projects.
From McMillan Pazdan Smith’s Library Design Studio with active commissions coast to coast, comes a powerful and timely examination of space planning, offering a new perspective relevant to public and academic libraries of all sizes. Led by library design expert David R. Moore, II, AIA, ALA, our firm’s extensive experience, deep knowledge of best practices, and focus on evolving service models provides the foundation for this important planning and design process.
Planning Optimal Library Spaces: Principles, Process, and Practices demystifies library space planning, inspires creative thinking, and offers immediate how-to steps to transform existing or new libraries. Printed in full color with 148 images, this is a must-have book for librarians, architects, government / education administrators, or anyone involved with a library planning or renovation project.
Read the book to learn:
- How combining a phased implementation strategy with traditional space planning allows transformations to be delivered either as a single project or a series of smaller, more manageable interventions;
- Why community engagement meetings are critical to your project’s success;
- Which collection storage strategies work best for 21st-century facilities;
- And the anatomy of a realistic library renovation budget.
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An insightful ‘must read’ which provides a pragmatic library space planning framework for the experienced and emerging generation of library space planners. The reader is introduced to a road map approach with an emphasis on phased and flexible space planning — a valuable resource for all.
Elizabeth A. Titus
Dean of the Library, New Mexico State University
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David Moore, II
FAIA, ALA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal
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