Client: Lakewood Public Library

Architect: Robert A.M. Stern Architects- Alex Lamis, CBLH Design- Marc Bittinger

Construction Value: $15.6 Million

Location: Lakewood, Ohio

Highlights Include:

  • Since it was originally constructed in 1908 by Andrew Carnegie, the Lakewood Public Library has undergone three additions.
  • The library’s new façades retained the classical architectural style, while giving the building a fresh new look to match its new interior.
  • This project involved the addition of approximately 45,000 SF of new construction and 53,000 SF of renovations.
  • The new addition expanded their technology department by 100% to accommodate 80 computer stations.
  • The library’s design incorporated many sustainable features (using LEED criteria), including abundant natural lighting, new mechanical equipment that is more efficient, and energy-efficient light fixtures.