The new Branch Library’s circulation usage is up 500%, even though the square footage is only 10% more than the library’s previous location.
This design-build project was designed in a very short time frame and has become a great asset to the Community.
The renovation allows the staff and volunteers to work more efficiently and provide more programming and leadership skills to girls in the 30 Counties the Center serves.
The space is designed to be a streetscape. Each wall section is a different color to give the illusion of strolling by different buildings.
The intrinsic challenge of this project was integrating a new Learning Commons that responds to the 21st century student while keeping the context of a restored 1923 historic library.
This project was a community focused campus and to not look like a typical municipal building or a small post office.
The Adaptive Reuse of the 1901 Ross Social Club maintains the exterior historic elements of the two separate buildings while merging the two buildings interiors into one corporate space that preserves selected elements.
New Townhouses provide housing to single homeless women and children transform a blighted neighborhood.
The original bookstore has been demolished and the new 7 story new residence hall has significantly reduced the number of freshmen who are “tripled” each fall, plus introduce additional support services to this side of campus.