Shrewsbury Public Library Addition and Renovation

Location

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Area

32,000 square foot addition; 6,000 square foot renovation

Key Features

  • The historic 1903 library needed significant upgrading and expansion to meet the community’s needs
  • A new 32,000 square-foot addition was constructed to support the current and projected needs of children, young adult, adult and staff spaces
  • The building is now fully accessible and includes spaces for a learning center for technology, public computer stations, group study, community use including a multi-purpose meeting room and commons area, and a climate controlled local history room
  • Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems were replaced entirely with new energy efficient systems, a fire protection sprinkler system, and a state-of-the-art “automated materials handling system” that tracks and sorts library products has been installed
  • Site improvements include the addition of approximately 50 parking spaces, an outdoor children’s area, and all new site lighting and utilities

Key Contacts

Eric D. Moore

AIA

Principal

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

“LPA’s design for our renovation/expansion is both smart and beautiful. If you look at the variety of their work you see that they evaluate the needs of each individual customer and come up with a design that works for the specific situation.”

– Ellen Dolan, Director, Shrewsbury Public Library

Key Contacts

Eric D. Moore

AIA

Principal

Kathryn Crockett

AIA, LEED AP

President

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