What to Consider Before Buying Flexible Furniture

Designer and Partner, Brooke Cinalli, shares her tips for adding flexible furniture to your library. What is the first step libraries should take? Observe how your current spaces are used. How many patrons are working collaboratively or socializing, and how many are studying/researching/lounging individually? Also, encourage patrons to fill out a survey to understand how they want to use the space. Once this information is collected, furniture selection can be made based on future use. What are some things to consider before purchasing furniture? Consider incorporating zones throughout the building that target each group of patrons you’d like to accommodate. Then, be cognizant of where each

Increase the Adaptability of Your Library with Flexible Furniture

People are using libraries in new and varied ways. They have become gathering places, technology hubs and educational centers. Serving all these purposes in a single building can be a challenge, but incorporating flexible furniture is one way to make a multi-purpose space adaptable. Flexible furniture is often lightweight and easily assembled. It should also be reconfigured with little effort and cost. There are many furniture lines that offer elements that can aid in room division (screens, planters or media stands) or creativity and idea sharing (writing surfaces, conferencing capabilities and configurations that encourage discussion). These pieces make it easy for patrons to share informa

West Wing Addition Groundbreaking

Kurt and Elizabeth traveled to Columbia, Missouri earlier this week to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new West Wing Addition and Renovation we are designing for University Hospital! We have been working with MU Healthcare since 2004 and on this particular project since late 2014. The addition is estimated to be completed by May 2019 and will roughly double the size of their existing Emergency Department as well as add a Medical Psychiatric Unit to the hospital. We couldn't be more excited to see this project come to life. Stay tuned for construction updates! Local news outlets covered the groundbreaking, their links are below. http://krcgtv.com/news/local/er-expansion-underway-at-univer

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