Joe Huberty

Joe Huberty grew up in a small branch of the Milwaukee Public Library and was doomed to be an architect after reading Harold and the Purple Crayon. Too many years later, he is a partner with Engberg Anderson Architects. He has spent the last 30+ years planning and designing award-winning and much-loved libraries across the nation, mostly so he can hang out with librarians. Joe sees architecture as a practical art that provides future-friendly, pragmatic, and functional space that is comfortable, aspirational, and inspirational. Libraries are the ultimate embodiment of the relationship between people, services, and space. His work for public and academic libraries has been the subject of multiple presentations at state and national conferences. Joe is a licensed architect in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

book cover for The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture, Second Edition
The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture: Creating Building Spaces that Work, Second Edition