"The decision to hire 720 design was based on Ms. Arndt's experience and expertise with libraries
of all types, her willingness to listen to our specific needs and to incorporate them, and her
personality. While the latter might sound trivial, we felt it was of the utmost importance to work
with someone to whom our students and faculty could easily relate during focus groups."
"Ms. Arndt has a very good grasp of use patterns and requirements of library users, and at the
same time, the constraints and restrictions of library administration. Design recommendations
are articulate and well documented in a final product which is a segmented approach to whole
"In addition to your creative vision I would also like to praise your business ability.
Your vast experience in working with state contract vendors was a huge plus in seeing this
project through. Also your skills in managing such a large FF&E budget and getting some
amazing pieces in place only attests to this ability."
"Ms. Arndt is an absolute delight to work with. She has wonderful innovative ideas that
will make your library a showplace. She understands the budget and financial limitations
and will still provide beautiful choices. Ms. Arndt also understands the care and maintenance
of the suggested products."
"Without a doubt, [Maureen’s] understanding and appreciation of libraries, their functionality
and role in the community was immediately apparent. But beyond her knowledge, I recommend to you
her ability to allow for decision making among diverse groups of people with different priorities,
points of view and knowledge of building processes."
"Ms. Arndt's experience and specialization in library buildings provides her with insight and knowledge
of library trends, furnishings, technology and workflow that contribute to project success. Maureen's
eye for style is to not put it too simply, is amazing."
"Your contribution of time and talent and your willingness to share your knowledge with our group has
enlightened several of our association leaders about the importance of green building. The information
you shared gives us yet another way to demonstrate good stewardship of our patrons' tax dollars."
"Ms. Arndt’s experience and insight with library projects from the early stages of design allowed her to
guide the process through site selection and programming along with staff and community meetings for t his
project. During the design process she was instrumental in providing a library that is beautiful, durable
and most importantly functional."