Texas Architect March/April 2008: The Walkable City
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Georgetown Public Library p r o j e c t Georgetown c l i e n t City Library of Georgetown a r c h i t e c t PBS&J Architects d e s i g n t e a m Charles Croslin, Jr., AIA; Bruce Hoelscher, AIA; Mat- r e s o u r c e s concrete pavement: Transit Mix & Concrete Materials; unit pavers : Acme (Pampered Lawns Austin Inc.); water displays : Austin Water Designs; concrete materials : Transit Mix Concrete & Materials; masonry units : Acme (Elgin Butler Co.); cast stone : Fritchman thew Nesbitt; Kristen Klein & Associates Inc.; unit masonry wall assemblies : Acme (Elgin Butler c o n t r a c t o r Satterfield Co.); masonry veneer assemblies : Acme (Elgin Butler Co.); metal deck- c o n s u l t a n t s Alexander & Pontikes Construction, Inc. Boedy Associates (landscape); Busby + Associates, Inc. (cost estimating); Datum Engineers, Inc. (struc- ing : Nucor Vulcraft Group; waterproofing and dampproofing : BASF Construction Chemical: Sonneborn; building insulation : CertainTeed; tural); Combs Consulting Group (information technology); Myers & exterior insulation and finish systems : Associates (MEP); Raymond Chan & Associates (civil) BASF Construction Chemical: Sonneborn; metal roofing : Berridge p h o t o g r a p h e r Jud Haggard; Leigh Christian 4 Manufacturing; wood doors : Glass North America; tile : Certain Teed; vapor retarders : Eggers Industries; gypsum fabrications : glass : Interceramic; terrazzo : American Terrazzo Co.; signage and graphics : AGC Flat 1 National Gypsum Co.; paints : 2 1 PPG; 3 CS&S Group, Ltd. 5 The new 49,000-square-foot Georgetown Public Library into the storefront glass at the main entrances of the offers residents a community space that reflects the library. The building’s efficient layout allows it to be historic nature of the city. PBS&J Architects closely easily transformed to fit different groups of the com- followed the requirements of the City of Georgetown’s munity during the day and evening. The library includes historic architectural review committee when designing separate stacks for children, young adults, and adults, the library. The exterior design seamlessly integrates along with a special collections room, community rooms the building into its surrounding environment. Small with access to outdoor areas, informal reading areas, a courtyards, formal lawns, and a fountain welcome visi- central lobby for after-hours events, and a coffee bar. tors, and a terrazzo floor depicts a rosette pattern for PBS&J Architects designed the lobby with a way finding. The names of famous authors are etched 58 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 6 7 8 Ground floor plan 1 entry 2 lobby 3 circulation 4 children’s stacks 5 staff work area 6 young adult stacks 7 cafe 8 outdoor courtyard 3 / 4 2 0 0 8