Four Reasons Why Libraries are as Important as Ever 07.27.18

…several libraries in our firm’s history. We know intimately the impact a library can have on a community. We’d like to use our experience with libraries to share four reasons…

Three Lessons for Libraries 08.04.21

…in recent history—haven’t meant the end of libraries. Far from it! Rather, such changes and challenges have only inspired libraries to serve their communities in new ways. Today’s libraries don’t…

Engaging the Public in Community Projects 05.04.18

…understand the needs and desires of community members is especially important. Since area residents are the end users for projects like libraries, parks and community centers, we take special care…

The Pandemic and the Pivot 11.02.21

…the best long-term use of the community’s resources. Ultimately, the district identified a need for future-ready, modern learning spaces that would better serve students, families and the community, steward the…

Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Libraries 03.19.21

Libraries, our Community Studio experts offer seven trends shaping the future of libraries. The Lingering Effects of COVID-19 We predict the effects of COVID-19 will continue to be felt for…

Filling a Critical Gap 08.11.17

…the career tech (CTE) and community college level. Career tech schools and community colleges have the agility needed to adjust to changing workforce development and career demands and are well…

Digging into the Details: Involving the Community 05.23.22

…of the entire community, so the entire community’s input is extremely valuable to our designers and architects. In addition, people who have lived (and will, for generations to come!) in…

Designing in a Global Crisis: A conversation with the director of a public library system 05.18.20

…policies – and if you pull out any one of those, it changes everything. Overnight we lost the center of the community, the physical building. We had to come to…

Community Colleges: One Path to a Better America 06.30.20

…federal funding for community colleges. Community colleges have long been seen by many of our political leaders and policymakers as a second, if not distant second, choice to four-year colleges….