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 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.