HBM is a nationally recognized architectural firm focused on library planning and design throughout the country. Our growth nationwide and history of success with libraries is built on our collaborative approach to design and community involvement. We have worked with more than 400 libraries since the firm was established in 1976. We explore and help shape library trends as a result of our involvement with libraries across the country. We are known for a broad range of design solutions and architectural styles because we create buildings that resonate with the unique character of each community.
The library’s connection with the community started with books and has expanded into so much more. With the impact of technology and changing needs for how people interact and share, libraries are at an exciting new dawn. These facilities are going from being book-centric to people-centric, and from book-storage centered to book-use centered. Libraries are no longer places to only search and discover existing information, but to generate information and create content in a variety of digital and physical forms. Inspired by the expression and creativity of those whose work lines the shelves, libraries assist customers in pursuing and displaying their own ideas, concepts, and creative pursuits. Outputs such as creating movies, animations, music, and 3-D objects have become more readily available to everyone.
Libraries have continued to evolve and reinvent themselves to better serve, advance, and define their communities. Designing innovative and inspired spaces that can anticipate and adapt to change in technology, interests, service delivery methods, and needs will best position libraries for the future.
Site Analysis / Test Fits | Building Assessments
Maintenance Plans | Concept Design | Schematic Design | Design Development | Construction Documents | Bidding / Negotiation | Pre - Bond Planning | Analysis of Options for Campaigns and Fundraising | Grant Procurement Support
Private Fundraising Support
INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES
Interior Design materials selection for finishes, furniture, and equipment | Custom Library | Displays & Cabinetry | Bidding / Negotiation for Interiors Signage Design
LIBRARY PROGRAMMING & PLANNING
Library Visioning | Needs Assessments
Feasibility Studies | Building Programs Diagramming / Site & Space Analysis
Interior / Exterior Illustrated Renderings
Computer Generated Renderings / Models
Physical Models | 3D Printed Models
Brochures | Presentation Boards
Graphic Design Services
Cost Estimating | Construction Administration | Project Close-out| New Construction | Expansion & Renovation | Historic Restoration Interior Reconfiguration & Updates Building Demolition
COMMUNITY & STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH
Focus Groups / Input Sessions
Mind-Breaking | Building-Breaking
World Cafe | Local Government Presentations | Community Surveys
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN SERVICES
Development of Sustainable Strategies for LEED Certification | Completing the LEED Certification process