Space Planners List for VT Librarians

Here is a list of space planners compiled 10/09 from VTLIBRARIES listserv recommendations by Amy Howlett, VT Department of Libraries


Cheryl Bryan
157 South Orleans Rd
Orleans, MA 02653
Phone: 508-255-1229
Wrote “Managing Facilities for Results: Optimizing Space for Services”

Ruth O’Donnell library space planning consultant, worked with Cheryl Bryan on “Managing Facilities for Results”
Based in Florida; has visited VT to advise libraries

Richard (Dick) Waters
Teaches the Simmons College workshop “How Much Space Do You Really Need, and How Much Will It Cost?”
Information from

Rickie Emerson
Former directory of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library in Williston.

Hilari Farrington
Former director of both the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and the Stowe Free Library, both of which went through a major expansion during her tenure. Will provide a range of services to Vermont libraries at a reasonable cost.
70 Markham Rd., East Montpelier, VT 05651
Phone: 802-223-4039

Architects and Planners

Black River Design Architects PLC Montpelier
Jay Ancel presented on Green Options for Public Libraries at the Vermont Library Trustee Association 10/17/09
Black River Design Architects, PLC
73 Main Street, Room # 9
Montpelier, Vermont 05602-2944
(802) 223-2044

Robie Stoner, Northern Architects in Burlington
Northern Architects, Inc.
207 King St Suite 3 , Burlington
VT , US , 05401-4502

Gossens Bachman Architects
designed Johnson State College library in mid-90s
85 Granite Shed Lane
Montpelier, Vermont, 05602
Telephone (802) 229-1664

Carol C. Wheelock
PO Box 1005
Waitsfield, VT 05673
802-496-2306 (voice)
Library Feng Shui
“very good at looking at our preliminary design [for new library] and improving it tremendously”

Nolan Lushington
“Libraries Designed for Users”
11 Asylum St
Hartford, CT 06103-2209

Library Building Consultants and Architects

Online list maintained by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS)