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Jack Poling, AIA, LEED AP

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    • Biography

      Jack has led MS&R teams on over three dozen library projects. Senior principal and managing partner of MS&R, Jack has 26 years of professional experience. He joined the firm in 1991. Jack has received AIA Minnesota Honor Awards for the renovation and expansion of the Ramsey County Roseville Library, the new Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch, and the adaptive reuse of a former grocery store into Denton Public Library’s new North Branch. The Denton project served as a case study in a presentation Jack gave at the 2008 Public Library Association conference entitled “Rethinking the Big Box: Restocking the Shelves with Books.” He has led workshops at Library Journal’s Design Institute seminars and at conferences for the Minnesota Library Association and Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians. Jack holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
    • Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch
    • Denton Public Library North Branch
    • Ramsey County Roseville Library
    • Representative Experience

      • Bud Werner Memorial Library (Steamboat Springs, CO).
      • Buffalo and Erie County Central Library (Buffalo, NY).
      • Carthage College Hedberg Library (Kenosha, WI).
      • Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch (Dallas, TX).
      • Daystar Foundation Library (Oklahoma City, OK).
      • Denton Public Library North Branch (Denton, TX).
      • Fargo Public Library Main Library (Fargo, ND).
      • Louisville Free Public Library (Louisville, KY) master plan and implementation.
      • McAllen Public Library (McAllen, TX).
      • Mount Prospect Public Library (Mount Prospect, IL).
      • Ramsey County Roseville Library (Roseville, MN).
      • Sahara West Public Library and Fine Arts Museum (Las Vegas, NV).
      • Saint Paul Central Library (Saint Paul, MN).
      • Upper Iowa University (Fayette, IA) various projects.
    • Project Portfolio

      Lake City Public Library

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      Upper Iowa University Student Center

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      Upper Iowa University Liberal Arts Building

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      Saint Paul Central Library

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      Sahara West Public Library and Art Museum

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      Ramsey County Roseville Library

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      Mount Prospect Public Library

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      Louisville Free Public Library Shawnee Branch

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      Fargo Public Library Main Library

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      Denton Public Library North Branch

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      Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch

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      Carthage College Hedberg Library

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      Bud Werner Memorial Library

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      McAllen Main Library

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    • Contact

      Jack Poling

      • Architect / Principal
      • jack@msrdesign.com
      • 612 384 7574