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Jeffrey Scherer, FAIA

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    • Biography

      One of the founding principals of MSR, Jeff has practiced architecture for 45 years and led more than 300 planning and design projects. Known for leading discussions on important issues surrounding libraries, community engagement, and the workplace, he has spoken frequently at conferences and seminars for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), American Library Association (ALA), and Public Library Association (PLA) and has written numerous articles and book chapters on topics related to libraries and office space. Jeff’s work has received more than 50 design awards, including a national AIA Honor Award and an AIA/ALA Library Building Award. He was elected into the AIA College of Fellows in 1998. Upon retiring from full-time work in September 2016, Jeff plans to go back to school in January 2017 at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, to pursue a degree in traditional drawing and painting.
    • Fayetteville Public Library’s Blair Library
    • Hennepin County Library Maple Grove
    • Herman Miller Design Yard and Front Door
    • Louisville Free Public Library Newburg Branch
    • SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters
    • Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus
    • Representative Experience

      • Al Ain Library (Al Ain, United Arab Emirates) facilities plan and concept design.
      • Fayetteville Public Library’s Blair Library (Fayetteville, AR).
      • Hennepin County Libraries Champlin, Edina, Maple Grove, Ridgedale, and Southdale
        (Hennepin County, MN).
      • Herman Miller Design Yard and Front Door (Holland, MI).
      • Louisville Free Public Library (Louisville, KY) master plan and implementation.
      • Madison Central Library (Madison, WI).
      • Minneapolis Public Library Franklin and Hosmer Libraries and Central Library Interim Facility (Minneapolis, MN).
      • Saint Cloud Public Library (Saint Cloud, MN).
      • SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters (Oaks, PA).
      • Tulsa City-County Library Central Library (Tulsa, OK).
      • United States Senate Library (Washington, DC).
      • Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus (Philadelphia, PA).
    • Project Portfolio

      Ames Public Library

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      Madison Central Library

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      Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus

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      United States Senate Library

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      Stillwater Public Library

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      SEI Investments Corporate Headquarters

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      Saint Cloud Public Library

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      Sahara West Public Library and Art Museum

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      Rancho Mirage Public Library

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      Pre-Paid Legal Services Headquarters

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      New Orleans Public Library Master Plan

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      McKnight Foundation Office

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      Louisville Free Public Library Newburg Branch

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      Louisville Free Public Library Master Plan

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      Kendall Young Library

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      Herman Miller Design Yard and Front Door

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      Hennepin County Library Maple Grove

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      Hennepin County Library Franklin

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      Fayetteville Public Library’s Blair Library

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      Drexel University URBN Center

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      The Bakken Museum

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      Al Ain Public Library

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      Drake Community Library

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    • Contact

      Jeffrey Scherer

      • Architect / Principal
      • jeffrey@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3223