Client: Lakewood Public Library
Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects (Alex Lamis); CBLH Design (Marc Bittinger)
Construction Value: $15.6 million
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
- Since it was originally constructed in 1908 by Andrew Carnegie, the Lakewood Public Library has undergone three additions.
- The library’s new façade retained the classical architectural style, while giving the building a fresh new look to match its new interior.
- Project involved the addition of approximately 45,000 SF of new construction and 53,000 SF of renovations.
- The new addition expanded the technology department by 100%, allowing it to accommodate 80 computer stations.
- The library’s design incorporated many sustainable features (using LEED criteria), including abundant natural lighting, more efficient mechanical equipment and energy-efficient light fixtures.