Texas Architect March/April 2008: The Walkable City
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texas architect 3/4 2008 56 Portfolio: libraries F&s Partners designed the new 55,000-square-foot addition to the existing 24,000-square-foot Lewisville Public Library. clerestory windows form the exterior of the two-story concourse that connects the two build- ing components. Natural light enters the building and creates a calm, welcoming atmosphere. the building’s design references that of the pre-existing design, but offers an updated and contemporary feel, through the use of materials such as concrete, brick, and glass. F&s Partners created the interior design and color palette to compliment the existing materials and reuse some existing furniture. signage has been redesigned to easily orient and direct visitors to age-appropriate collections and materials. the pre-existing portion now houses the children’s library, and includes a lighted astronomy dome, a bay window with cushioned seats, a story-time room, and community meeting rooms. the new addition houses the popular materials collection, adult services, teen area, study/reading rooms, and multiple meeting rooms. the Lewisville Public Library also includes wireless internet access, 60 computer workstations for library patrons, self-checkout stations, and an automated book return, making it one of the most technologically advanced libraries in texas. megan braley 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 lewisville Public library project Lewisville Public Library client City of Lewisville architect F&S Partners Inc. design team Ronald J. Shaw, AIA; Lynn Metz; Susan Stryker; Kimberly Lefner; Roland de Leon, AIA; Nick Back; Michael Woods, AIA contractor Hunt Construction Group, Inc. consultants Brockette Davis Drake, Inc. (structural and civil); Kendall Landscape Architecture (landscape); Basharkhah Engi- neering, Inc. (MEP) photographer Craig Blackmon, FAIA resources concrete pavement : Striland Construction Inc.; unit pavers : Pavestone; masonry units : Acme; simulated / manufactured stone : Advanced Cast Stone, Inc.; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme; metal decking : Epic Metals Corp.; laminates : Wilsonart International and Pionite High Pressure Laminate; roof and wall panels : Petersen Aluminum; composite metal : Metal Systems, Inc.; membrane roofing : Soprema; tile : American Tile Supply; acoustical ceilings : Armstrong World Industries; wall coverings : TRI-KES Wallcovering Source; paints : Sherwin-Williams Company; manufactured casework : Nienkamper, Inc.; floor outlets : Wiremold/Legrand NA; data service : Ortronics/ Legrand NA; acoustical metal deck : Epic Metals Corp. (Jarecki Archi- tectural Systems) 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4