Building for the Next Generation
To meet the needs of the Maplewood community, Ramsey County and library staff decided to build a replacement 31,000 SF branch library. An extended entry canopy and native plantings, along with warm-colored building materials, welcome patrons from the street, wrap the exterior and nestle the building into the site. The reference and circulation desks are located along the main circulation spine. Staff benefit from clear sight lines between desks and into the collection. The staff workrooms are open, flexible and support an efficient flow of materials. The automated sorting equipment in the workrooms improves ergonomics and greatly reduces the task of repetitive sorting, allowing staff more time to personally interact with patrons. A multifunctional meeting space and coffee shop welcome the community for after-hours use.
Since our founding in 1956, McGough has collaborated with a wide range of Municipal + Government clients. We continuously innovate our Municipal + Government project approaches resulting in superior outcomes and exceptional experiences for our clients.
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