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Lewisville Public Library p r o j e c t  Lewisville c l i e n t  City

Public Library

a r c h i t e c t  F&S

r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement : pavers :

of Lewisville Partners Inc.

Pavestone;

Striland Construction Inc.;

masonry units :

Acme;

unit

metal decking :

Lefner; Roland de Leon, AIA; Nick Back; Michael Woods, AIA

and Pionite High Pressure Laminate; roof and wall panels : Petersen

c o n t r a c t o r  Hunt

Aluminum; composite metal : Metal Systems, Inc.; membrane roofing :

c o n s u l t a n t s   Brockette

Davis Drake, Inc. (structural and civil);

Soprema; tile : American Tile Supply; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong World Industries; wall coverings : TRI-KES Wallcovering Source; paints :

neering, Inc. (MEP)

Sherwin-Williams Company; Blackmon, FAIA

Inc.;

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Epic Metals Corp.; laminates : Wilsonart International

Kendall Landscape Architecture (landscape); Basharkhah Engip h o t o g r a p h e r  Craig

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stone : Advanced Cast Stone, Inc.; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme;

d e s i g n team Ronald J. Shaw, AIA; Lynn Metz; Susan Stryker; Kimberly

Construction Group, Inc.

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simul ated / manufactured

floor outlets :

manufactured casework :

Wiremold/Legrand NA;

Nienkamper,

data service :

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Ortronics/

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Legrand NA; acoustical metal deck : Epic Metals Corp. (Jarecki Architectural Systems)

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F&S Partners designed the new 55,000-square-foot

collections and materials. The pre-existing portion now

addition to the existing 24,000-square-foot Lewisville

houses the children’s library, and includes a lighted

Public Library. Clerestory windows form the exterior of

astronomy dome, a bay window with cushioned seats,

the two-story concourse that connects the two build-

a story-time room, and community meeting rooms. The

ing components. Natural light enters the building and

new addition houses the popular materials collection,

creates a calm, welcoming atmosphere. The building’s

adult services, teen area, study/reading rooms, and

design references that of the pre-existing design, but

multiple meeting rooms. The Lewisville Public Library

offers an updated and contemporary feel, through the

also includes wireless Internet access, 60 computer

use of materials such as concrete, brick, and glass.

workstations for library patrons, self-checkout stations,

F&S Partners created the interior design and color

and an automated book return, making it one of the most

palette to compliment the existing materials and reuse

technologically advanced libraries in Texas.

some existing furniture. Signage has been redesigned to easily orient and direct visitors to age-appropriate

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ground floor plan 1 entrance 2 lobby 3 POPULAR MATERIALS 4 STAFF 5 computer room 6 meeting room 7 reading room 8 children’s area 9 children’s program room 10 community room

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Texas Architect March/April 2008: The Walkable City