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Be Your Own Architect: Manage Renovation Projects Internally - Part II
Texas Library Journal
  • Eric C. Shoaf, Clemson University
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Larger library building projects usually require an architect to manage design and construction, but these days many libraries find that the results of space planning often are implemented in smaller less-expensive pieces rather than a single large project. Many of these projects involve repurposing space freed from shelving or other uses, where the total of the project is to remove the shelves andplace new furniture. Further, many have realized that architects and engineersare expensive, and when it comes to renovating an open space, it may bepossible to use internal library staff to complete the project. Here are some ideasto help with planning and designing limited design projects.

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