Tag: library planning consultant

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch – Collaborative Staff Workspace – Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Public Library Main Branch – Collaborative Staff Workspace – Cambridge, MA

Sorensen Partners wass Architect, Interior Designer, and Furniture Consultant for a new collaborative work space for staff in the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Replacing a cubicle layout work area, the new collaborative space provides flexibility of workspace choice and personal storage. The 

Swarthmore College Library Collection Management & Discovery Office Suite  – Workflows Analysis, Workshop & Design – Swarthmore, PA

Swarthmore College Library Collection Management & Discovery Office Suite – Workflows Analysis, Workshop & Design – Swarthmore, PA

Sorensen Partners worked with Swarthmore College to relocate the library technical services offices at McCabe Library to a new space within the library that efficiently meets the department’s present workflow needs. Sorensen Partners conducted an on-site analysis and programming study in conjunction with the College 

Learning Commons for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Learning Commons for Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology – Boston, MA

Sorensen Partners was Architect and Interior Designer for the renovation of three signature spaces in the ‘Learning Commons’ on the main floor of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) in Boston, Massachusetts, and specified and coordinated furniture, lighting, AV, IT, power/data, mechanical, and electrical requirements. 

University of the Pacific Library: Participatory Design & Ethnography – Stockton, CA

University of the Pacific Library: Participatory Design & Ethnography – Stockton, CA

Sorensen Partners was participatory design workshop leader and ethnographer for the University of the Pacific (UOP) Libraries staff and leadership, and with the Department of Support Services / Physical Plant, in summer 2017 to facilitate understanding and discovery of Library staff and faculty interactions and 

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation – Albany, NY

University at Albany Library Facility Assessment, Programming & Renovation – Albany, NY

The University Library concept design – including benchmarking, visioning, programming, facility assessment, and conceptual design phase schematic section and plan diagrams coordinated for structural and mechanical feasibility – lays out a five-phase strategy for transforming and improving the Library’s existing 254,500 square-foot facility designed in 

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition – Ithaca, NY

Cornell Law School – Classrooms & Library Renovation & Addition – Ithaca, NY

Marie S.A. Sorensen contributed to the schematic design for a 53,000 SF comprehensive renovation of Cornell Law School’s Myron Taylor Hall, built in 1932, the central building in the School’s collegiate gothic campus, and a 7,000 SF infill addition to the Library. Myron Taylor Hall’s renovation 

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy – Glassboro, NJ

Rowan University Libraries Planning & Strategy – Glassboro, NJ

Sorensen Partners worked with Rowan University and the Rowan University Libraries in Glassboro, New Jersey, in 2014-15 on planning and strategy for the library facilities. The university’s main library, Campbell Library, was built in 1984 under the leadership of the college’s fifth president, Dr. Herman 

Afterword – Designing for Laughter: Seven Concepts for Inventing the Future of Academic Communities – pub. 2020

Afterword – Designing for Laughter: Seven Concepts for Inventing the Future of Academic Communities – pub. 2020

Marie S.A. Sorensen’s Afterword to Beyond the Information Commons: A Field Guide to Evolving Library Services, Technologies, and Spaces, 2nd Ed. was published in 2020 by Rowman & Littlefield. Charles Forrest and Martin Halbert are the book’s editors. Citations to this publication are available on 

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design – Journal of Library Administration – pub. 2019

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design – Journal of Library Administration – pub. 2019

Digital Discovery and Architectural Interface Design: Prototyping Architectural-scale Interfaces for Discovery Across Digital and Tangible Collections was published in the Journal of Library Administration, January 22, 2019, and is available on Academia.edu and Researchgate.net. How do researchers search for knowledge? What are their behaviors and habits,