Henry Myerberg


HMA2 architects

Henry Myerberg, AIA is the founder of HMA2 architects, initiated in 1986. Henry has built a distinguished career focused on designing innovative and inspiring learning environments for libraries, schools, and colleges that melds with his experiences with stores, offices, hotels, airports and galleries.

His extensively published projects have won numerous awards including the 2001 national award from the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association for the Rhys Carpenter Library, completed at Bryn Mawr College. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at national conferences on library and higher educational topics.

He has worked for several colleges such as Amherst College, University of VA, Hampshire College, Bryn Mawr College, Brown University and Wofford College. Since 1999 Mr. Myerberg has been the volunteer design director for the L!BRARY initiative, led by the Robin Hood Foundation to reinvent libraries for New York City’s 650 public elementary schools.

Henry received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 1980 and has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University and lecturer at Harvard University (3/08).

Library: An Integrated Learning Center
"The stereotype of libraries as musty repositories of old books has never been less true." Henry Myerberg, a principal at the Rockwell Group, goes on to emphasize, encourage and show how the library is and should be an integrated learning center. He believes the library is a place without borders and with the considerate infusion of technology will grow in its capacity to serve students.
The Transformation of the Liberal Arts College Library
The 21st century college library is an integrated learning center essential to campus intellectual and social life. It is also a special mixture of three prime ingredients: goods, services, and design, incorporated to create active places where information is not just stored and retrieved but where it is exchanged and created. The 21st century library is a trading floor of information, a market place of ideas, a department store of technology, a theater of teaching, and a club house of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Breakout IC: Aesthetics: Ensuring the New Spaces Contribute to the Life and Aesthetics of the Campus
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Breakout IIA & IIIA - Part 1: Library: Focusing on the Transformation of the Library into an Integrated Learning Center (Information Commons)
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Breakout Session IC: Focusing on Information Commons
Breakout Session IIA: Serving the Campus- Aesthetics and Sustainability
Plenary I-Part I: Three Roles and One Goal
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