Texas Architect March/April 2008: The Walkable City
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P o r t f o l i o : L i b r a r i e s 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.; 7 Epic Metals Corp.; laminates : Wilsonart International Kendall Landscape Architecture (landscape); Basharkhah Engip h o t o g r a p h e r Craig 5 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. 6 simul ated / manufactured floor outlets : manufactured casework : Wiremold/Legrand NA; Nienkamper, data service : 4 3 1 2 Ortronics/ 1 9 Legrand NA; acoustical metal deck : Epic Metals Corp. (Jarecki Architectural Systems) 4 8 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 56 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t m e g a n b r a l e y 10 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 3 / 4 2 0 0 8