HBM ARCHITECTS &
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.