Designing Better Libraries: Selecting & Working with Building Professionals
The second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes in standards and procedures in the architectural and building professions. It includes ... Show synopsis The second edition has been updated to reflect recent changes in standards and procedures in the architectural and building professions. It includes new resources added to the bibliography and a completely new chapter on "Project Delivery", which thoroughly describes the alternatives to the traditional "design-bid-build" form of project completion. The author explains how to select and work with an architect and other professionals in designing and implementing the project, including site selection, remodeling, expansion, completely new facilities, renovations, restorations, landscaping, interior design, and improving accessibility. As an experienced architect and an active library trustee, the author provides valuable insight into the role and responsibilities of trustees, staff, administration and building professionals. Includes updated proposal forms, helpful checklists, and a bibliography. This book will prove useful to public libraries as well as for school librarians contemplating renovation or new facilities.