Library Spaces: Future Needs streaming video
Description: Alan Kirk Gray, Assistant Director of Operations for the Darien (CT) Public Library, joins several prominent architects whose focus is on libraries to discuss how library spaces can reflect the role of today's libraries. Alan has consulted on the development of appropriate, innovative library spaces, and is currently responsible for the planning and construction of a new Darien Public Library building. He will be joined by Elisabeth Martin and Jeffrey Hoover, noted architects whose focus is on library planning and design. The panelists will address design and function in all types of libraries, and explore creative ways of configuring current and future library space to meet new services. Join us for an enlightening discussion about making the most of current library spaces, and take a look at some of the more innovative library spaces today.
- Alan Kirk Gray - Assistant Director – Operations for Darien Library, Darien, CT, where he is responsible for the program, planning and construction of Darien Library's new 54,000 sf building, which has been cited for its anticipation of the current trends in the innovative use of library facilities.
- Jeffrey Hoover, AIA - Principal of Tappé Associates, Boston, MA, where he specializes in programming, planning and design of learning environments, with particular focus on libraries.
- Elisabeth Martin, AIA - has practiced architecture for over twenty years, with a focus on Library Planning and Design.