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Joseph Montalbano

Joseph, a library design specialist and founding partner of Studiotrope, has spent the past 18 years working with library clients to bring their buildings into alignment with their missions. He strongly believes we must first understand projects from the user experience perspective before we can start suggesting architectural solutions. Joseph has traveled and studied libraries across the nation and understands that contemporary libraries are in constant flux and must be recognized as very dynamic environments. In fact, Studiotrope was conceived so that Joseph could focus on the ever-changing role of the library in the eyes of its users. This journey has fostered memberships and partnerships with library organizations, including ALA, PLA, and CAL, and led to speaking engagements at local and national conferences.

Joseph was also an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado College of Architecture for several years and taught previously at Arizona State University. Joseph has been a registered architect in the state of Colorado since 1996. He has a Master of Architecture from Arizona State University in Tempe, and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he studied two semesters abroad.