NEW PROJECT: NCW Libraries Design Standards
Yorba Linda Library, Cultural Arts Center + Civic Campus
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Lexington Village Library
Spokane Central Library Renovation + Reimagination
GOING TO COUNCIL: Austin Public Library Strategic & Facilities Master Plan
Mitchell Park Integrated Library, Community Center + City Park

GROUP 4 & Library Forward + ULC

Get to know Library Forward, a division of Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc. 

Library Forward offers a full complement of design services spanning a library’s entire lifecycle—from visioning, strategic planning, needs assessment, and branding, to interior design, signage, furniture services, and more. Known to many librarians and ULC members simply as “Group 4”, Library Forward is born out of Group 4’s library-specific expertise, and reflected in the firm’s full name: Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc.

Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts and a webinar from Library Forward + ULC!


Dayton Main Library

Creating the Future Library

Group 4 / Library Forward’s full complement of design services creates vibrant public libraries which reflect their communities.


Telling the Story

Research drives critical decisions for your library’s strategic goals, and Group 4 / Library Forward’s cutting-edge methods, project management, and engagement strategies ensures our library plans are informed and built for the future.


Yorba Linda Library and Cultural Arts Center Storytime Theater

Library Strategic & Facilities Planning

Group 4 / Library Forward’s engaging process, scalable solutions, and leadership as industry innovators have resulted in hundreds of implementable library strategic and facilities plans.