What does it mean to design a 21st century library? How do you make so many stakeholders happy? Margaret Sullivan, a Principal at Margaret Sullivan Studio, breaks it down for you. Tune in for 10 essential places every public library needs to foster community.
About Margaret Sullivan
Margaret Sullivan is the Principal at Margaret Sullivan Studio, a full service design firm in New York. She is also a LEED® 2.0 Accredited Professional and a leader in visioning and designing innovative cultural centers, with a special focus on public libraries. She skillfully collaborates with stakeholders and the design team to gain a holistic understanding of the 21st-century public library delivery service model. Her specialty is translating innovations into physical spaces. Margaret worked for several prestigious architecture firms prior to establishing her own firm in 2014. Her firm is currently working on projects with several public libraries, including New York Public Library (NY), Richland Library (SC), Las Vegas-Clark County Library District (NV) and Salt Lake City Public Library System (UT).
Marilyn Mason, then the Director of the Cleveland Public Library, gave us one of the wisest pieces of advice when we began working with her. She told the design team, “Be visionary, because the realism will take care of itself.” She was right. A project’s program, budget and schedule will dictate a required result further…