PLA 2016

What’s in your library?

Libraries are equally about connections and collections. Linking people to people, staff, outside experts, fellow citizens ― that is the essence of the modern library. We believe buildings shape behavior. Open, engaging and comfortable buildings with connections to the surrounding neighborhoods increase participation and user satisfaction. Environment and service are connected elements in defining a user’s library experience.

At Engberg Anderson Architects, we work with communities around the nation to realize the potential for their libraries. Be extraordinary and join us at the 2016 PLA Conference in Denver Colorado! Stop by our booth to meet our architects, share ideas and learn how we can help you.

Where to find Engberg Anderson Architects at PLA 2016:

  • Booth: 951
  • Sessions: April 8th 10:45 am – 11:45am “Don’t Worry… We’re Only Going to Change Everything”
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Meet out Architects

Joseph Huberty, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP


 Joseph Huberty, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP has been with Engberg Anderson since 1988 and was named Partner in 2000. As a recognized leader in the Midwest library design community, Joe has lent his expertise to over 100 community library projects throughout his 30 years in the profession. A number of signature buildings that have been nationally and locally recognized for their innovative, community centered, sustainable designs, including Barrington Area (IL) Library, Library Journal’s New Library Landmark, Honerable Mention (2011) – Davenport (IA) Eastern Avenue Library, Iowa City (IA) Public Library, LEED®-Gold certified – Gail Borden (Elgin, IL) Public Library; and Evansville Vanderburgh (IN) Oaklyn Branch Library.

Joe is an active member of national and state library associations and has presented at several regional conferences, and at GSLIS at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has also participated in two Library Journal Design Institutes. Joe holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. 

Shaun Kelly, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

PLA Shaun

Shaun Kelly, Principal of our Chicago office is highly regarded for his creative, technology-rich and sustainable solutions to meet the needs of the ever-changing work environment. With a focus on library and corporate workplace design, he continues to provide efficient and sustainable solutions for his clients. Shaun was instrumental in numerous library projects such as Barrington Area Library (IL), Davenport Public Library (IA) and Fitchburg Public Library (WI). He continues to stay on the cutting edge of innovative library design solutions and participates in a variety of speaking engagements.

Shaun holds dual undergraduate degrees in philosophy and architectural studies and a graduate degree in architecture. During his graduate studies at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee he focused on sustainable design practices which included energy efficiency, storm water management and indoor air quality.  In addition to his experience with Engberg Anderson, Shaun has worked for an architectural firm in Australia and studied in Paris.

About PLA
The Public Library Association (PLA), with nearly 9,000 members, is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1944, PLA is a member-driven organization that exists to provide a diverse program of communication, publication, advocacy, continuing education, and programming for its members and others interested in the advancement of public library service.

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