HBM has decades of experience creating Facilities Master Plans, Feasibility Studies, Site Studies, and Visioning Assessments that present innovative options for library reconfiguration and reinvention. Our approach is dynamic, collaborative, and thorough, creating a foundation for identifying the special needs of your Branches and Main Library. 


HBM’s work is almost 100% exclusive to library planning and design and every professional in our firm is knowledgeable and experienced in planning for libraries. 

The list below illustrates some of the recent planning, assessments, and studies completed by HBM. 

  • Ann Arbor District Library, Michigan

  • Anythink Libraries, Colorado

  • Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland

  • Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio

  • Dexter District Library, Michigan

  • Findlay-Hancock County Public Library, Ohio

  • Harford County Public Library, Maryland

  • Kanawha County Public Library, West Virginia

  • Lakewood Public Library, Ohio

  • Muskingum County Library, Ohio

  • Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Ohio

  • Rhinelander District Library, Wisconsin

  • Roanoke County Public Library, Virginia

  • Shaker Heights Public Library, Ohio

  • Stark County District Library, Ohio

  • Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Ohio

  • Western Maryland Regional Library System, Maryland

    • Allegany County Library ​

    • Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County 

    • Washington County Free Library 

  • Wichita Central Library, Kansas

  • Willoughby Eastlake Public Library, Ohio


Huntsville-Madison County Public Library
Madison Public Library Branch

The planning, design, and construction of a new 25,000 SF library on a new site replacing the existing library 

Pikes Peak Library District
Library 21C

A new technology-rich library and administrative space in a 112,000 SF former MCI call center opened in 2014

Anythink Libraries

A new technology-rich library and administrative space in a 112,000 SF former MCI call center opened in 2014

Pueblo City-County Library

110,000 SF renovation of an iconic Antoine Predock building

Sanibel Public Library

The re-imagining and reconfiguration / renovation of a 30,000 SF public library building

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
East Roswell Branch 

A new LEED Gold Certified 17,000 SF library 

Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine Library

The phased renovation of a 24,000 SF medical library

Indianapolis Public Library

A new 25,000 SF branch library in an area that is under-served

Wichita Public Library
Central Library

Programming & concept design for a new 105,000 SF main library

Newton Public Library

A new 35,000 SF branch library

Johnson County Library
Central Resource Library

Programming for the renovation of a 95,000 SF central library

Boone County Public Library
Hebron Branch Library

A new 30,000 SF branch library in a rapidly growing area

Louisiana State University
Health Sciences Library

The renovation of a 10,000 SF learning commons pursuing funding

Baltimore County Public Library

19 Branch Facilities Master Plan

Harford County Public Library

12 Branch Facilities Master Plan

Western Maryland Regional Library
19 Branch Master Plan of the following systems: 

Allegany County Library System - 6 branch system. Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County - 5 branch system. Washington County Free Library - 8 branch system

Dexter District Library

A new 30,000 SF library on a site overlooking a community park

Ann Arbor District Library
Main Library
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library
Morrison Regional Library

The 2,500 SF expansion & 24,500 SF renovation of a public library

Bellevue Public Library

A 2,300 SF addition to & renovation of a 14,000 SF Carnegie Library 

Cleveland Public Library
South Branch

The renovation and expansion of a 9,000 SF Carnegie Library that has not been altered since construction in 1911

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Middleburg Heights Branch

A new 16,000 SF branch library

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Orange Branch

A new 15,000 SF branch library

Southwest Public Library
Grove City Library

A new 45,500 SF library

Lakewood Public Library
Madison Branch

The renovation, restoration and small expansion of an historic library building

Ida Rupp Library
Marblehead Peninsula Branch

The adaptive re-use of a former restaurant into a branch library

Sandusky Library

62,000 SF library building composed of a Carnegie Library, historic county jail, and an addition linking both buildings; addition of a digital media studio and renovation of the children’s area incorporating early literacy play and learn elements

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
King Road Branch

A new branch library & outreach services center 

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Oregon Branch 

The 3,500 SF addition to and renovation of a 15,000 SF library 

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
Sylvania Branch 

A 21,246 SF renovation and addition project

Wayne County Public Library
Dalton Branch

The expansion & renovation of a 2,500 SF branch library

Westlake Porter Public Library

The expansion of a 30,000 SF library building to 75,000 SF completed; refresh and update of the children’s area

Butler County Community College
John A. Beck, Jr. Library

The renovation of a 25,000 SF college library

Penn State University, Hershey
Harrell Health Sciences Library

The phased renovation of a 17,000 SF medical library 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library
North Branch

Site selection, planning, and design for a new 15,000 SF branch library in a previously under-served area

Nashville Public Library
Southeast Davidson Branch

The adaptive reuse of a vacant JC Penny store into a 25,000 SF branch library and 30,000 SF community center 

Nashville Public Library
Bordeaux Branch 

Library planning, concept design & community engagement for the renovation of a branch library

Nashville Public Library
Edmondson Pike Branch

Library planning, concept design & community engagement for the renovation of a branch library

Spring Hill Public Library

Adaptive re-use of 50,000 SF former Saturn Plant Administration Building into a new community library

Texas A&M University
Evans Library

The phased renovation of 60,000 SF of a university library 

Houston Academy of Medicine
Texas Medical Center Library

The phased renovation of a 76,000 SF medical library

Roanoke Public Library
Raleigh Court Branch

A 6,000 SF addition to an renovation of a 6,000 SF branch library

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Northside Branch

The adaptive reuse of a former building supply warehouse into a 36,500 SF branch library and 20,000 SF county storage facility

Roanoke County Public Library
Glenvar Library

A new 15,000 SF LEED Silver Certified branch library

Roanoke County Public Library
South County Library

A new 54,000 SF main library

York County Public Library
Yorktown Library

11,000 SF renovation of existing library plus a 10,000 SF addition 

Kanawha County Public Library

A 6,000 SF addition to an renovation of a 6,000 SF branch library

Rhinelander District Library

The expansion and renovation of a Carnegie library

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