Anders Dahlgren is an acknowledged leader in planning library services and spaces.  He founded LPA in 1984 and has since consulted with more than 150 libraries across the country and internationally.


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Barrington Area Library District
  • Prepared program for more than 5 million square feet of library space
  • Projects range in size from 2,000 square feet to almost 400,000 square feet
  • 14 years with the Wisconsin state library as the state's recognized authority on long-range and facilities planning
  • Created Public Library Space Needs:  A Planning Outline
  • Two projects recognized by Library Journal as Library of the Year
    • The Blair Library (Fayetteville, AR)
    • The Laramie County Public Library (Cheyenne, WY)
  • Three projects recognized by Library Journal as New Library Landmarks
    • Poplar Creek Library District (Streamwood, IL)
    • Durango (CO) Public Library
    • Madison (WI) Public Library
  • Two projects recognized by the American Institute of Architects with the AIA Honor Award, the AIA's highest award
    • Cambridge (MA) Public Library
    • The Poetry Foundation (Chicago)
  • Elected three times to the Executive Board of the American Library Association's Building and Equipment Section (BES)
  • Twice elected to the Standing Committee on Library Buildings and Equipment in the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
  • Named five times by ALA to serve as a juror for the AIA-ALA Library Building Award
Selected presentations
"Evaluating Competition Entries and the Role of the Brief in the Process -- the New State Of Jalisco Public Library."  73rd World Library and Information Congress (Durban, South Africa), August 22, 2007.
"Espacio fisico y virtual:  Prospects for the Academic Library Building."  IX Conferencia Internacional sobre Bibliotecas Universitarias 'La Biblioteca del Futuro... 15 años después' (Mexico City, Mexico), October 26-28, 2011.
"Library Services and Space:  A Primer."  2018 New Jersey Library Trustees Institute (East Windsor, NJ), October 27, 2018.
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