As a replacement branch for an established Dallas neighborhood, our client wanted a flexible building to accommodate rapidly evolving library services.
Although the open plan, curtain-walled reading room is now home to ranges of books, bays of work carrels with electronic media can be plugged in under floor duct banks at any time in the future. The transparency of the glass box also serves to “market” the library to its bustling urban neighborhood. The library was delivered through a cooperative venture, with Kroger Stores funding the project for the City of Dallas in return for use of a common parking lot on city property. The parking lot partnership necessitated a unified project.