Design Institute | Cherry Hill

Join us in New Jersey for a day-long seminar
and start planning the library of the future today.

Hosted by Library Journal in partnership with Cherry Hill Public Library, the New Jersey State Library, and the NJLA, the newest installment of our library building and design event will bring you the latest trends in library design. Dig deep with architects, librarians, and vendors to explore building anew and renovating/retrofitting spaces both large and small that will engage your community.

Whether you're in the dreaming and planning stages or further along the design road,
you'll find ideas, information, and inspiration, no matter your budget!

Design Institute

Friday, September 28, 2018
9:00 AM–5:30 PM

Cherry Hill Public Library
1100 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

This full-day think tank provides expert panel discussions with architects and librarians on how to get the community on board and issues in library space, design, and construction, as well as hands-on, architect-led breakout sessions dealing with real-life design challenges submitted in advance by you and your fellow attendees. "Speed-sessions" with individual architects and furniture and equipment vendors will help you address your own library-specific questions (be sure to bring photos, illustrations, floor plans, or plat maps—whatever you think will enhance the discussion). There will be plenty of face time and networking opportunities throughout the day with colleagues, too. Arrive early for an optional afternoon tour and light reception on Thursday, September 27.

Registration is open only to librarians, library board or foundation members, and the library's city planners/officials.
If you are an architect or vendor and would like to sponsor, please contact Advertising Director Roy Futterman:




Crown Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
2349 W. Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

Online reservations: Click here
Rate: $119 USD per night plus applicable taxes
Rate cutoff date: September 20, 2018


Beatty, Harvey, Coco Architects American libraries are centers for lifelong learning, for instilling children with a love of reading, and for welcoming the entire community to social and intellectual gatherings. They are the intellectual heart of their communities. BHC Architects is a recognized leader in the planning and design of public libraries and our list of award winning projects includes over two hundred public libraries encompassing new libraries, additions and alterations and renovations of every size, each one unique to its community.
Tech Logic Dennis Kowal Architects designs libraries with a difference including interior design, furniture, technology, and full library analysis and programming. Our emphasis is on beautiful, functional spaces that provide a biophilic environment of wellness and security. We guide you from simple renovations to fully new facilities while providing feasibility studies, historic preservation, grant applications, accurate cost estimates and administration of the construction.
HBM Architects HBM Architects is an Ohio-based, award-winning, nationally recognized architectural firm focused on library planning and design, spanning 41+ years. Library projects comprise over 95% of our portfolio. We provide innovative library planning and design services using a collaborative process that speaks to our clients' vision and unique character of each community. Project include new construction, expansion/renovation, adaptive re-use, and historic buildings, reflecting attention to detail, sustainability, and forward thinking that embraces communicating, learning, and creating.
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture is a nationally renowned firm with extensive, award-winning library design experience. We have been responsible for the planning, programming, and design of more than 85 libraries, totaling almost 10 million gross square feet of space. Our close, ongoing relationships with librarians and our knowledge of current library operations allows us to exceed client expectations whether conceiving 21st century facilities or renovating existing buildings for communities and academic institutions.
Tappé Architects Libraries are the information and idea exchanges essential to lasting community foundations. Tappé Architects' designs inspire lifelong learning–enticing community engagement with information services in buildings locally loved and nationally recognized. As international leaders of informed thinking on future libraries, we act as prime architect and/or consulting designer for distant library projects. Our collaborative approach and understanding of library design and service innovations yields vital and dynamic facilities which transform individual lives and enhancing communities.
bibliotheca At bibliotheca, we support the critical mission of libraries around the globe. Our solutions help libraries connect with their users, engage their communities, and evolve their offerings so they can transform into indispensable, equitable community hubs that inspire creativity, collaboration and life-long learning.
Comprise Technologies Comprise leads the way in PC Management, Anywhere Printing, Reservations, along with 24/7 Payments in ONE Unified Product line compatible with every leading ILS.
Creative Library Concepts Creative Library Concepts works with libraries and architects to design and furnish their spaces. We are an authorized dealer for more than 100 different manufacturers of furniture and shelving, most of which are available for purchase on state and/or cooperative purchasing contracts. Our team of design professionals, project managers and installers work closely with libraries and architects on every aspect of a project, from preliminary budgeting through final installation.
Direct Flooring The flooring business is changing and innovating all the time. At Direct Flooring, we offer a unique blend of specialized technical skills and managerial services to address the challenges of today's flooring projects including carpet, tile, resilient flooring, self-leveling systems, moisture proofing, carpet tiles, stair treads, rubber and asbestos abatement. We hold many contracts including ESCNJ, NJ State Contract, HCESC, Hunterdon, and more. We would appreciate the opportunity to bid on your flooring work.
Overton & Associates "Library Moving Made Easy". Overton & Associates, a leader in the field of library moving/space utilization. Our library moving services has been tested for over 30 years and we have encompassed over 600 projects throughout the entire country. Our proven experience will be your assurance for a smooth, efficient and stress-free move. The author of Renovating: The Books Are in the Way discusses how moving has changed over the past 30 years and the growing importance for proper pre-move planning.

In Partnership with

  Cherry Hill Public Library


Beatty Harvey Coco Architects Dennis Kowal Architects HBM Architects
Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture Tappe Architects

Product Sponsors

bibliotheca Comprise Technologies Creative Library Concepts
Direct Flooring Overton & Associates

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