A beacon for the community with a traditional clock tower and public plaza, the Delafield Public Library + City Hall project sits on a prominent site near the southern end of a pedestrian-friendly downtown. The design reflects the functions housed within and is a civic hub and destination for the community.
The Delafield Public Library + City Hall project was a major addition and renovation to an existing municipal building which housed the Police, Fire, City Hall and Library. After design and construction of the new Public Safety Building for the Police and Fire Departments, the southern section of the building was demolished to make way for the addition of a shared lobby and Public Library. The 10,000 sf library includes patron seating blended with the fiction and non-fiction collections, children’s library with a program room and office, teen space, two study rooms, staff services area and a “living room” complete with a fireplace and views of the downtown.
The two-story renovation houses administration functions along with a shared municipal-court and council chambers. The two-story lobby space links the single story Library addition with the two-story renovated City Hall.
Awards: The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder – Top Project, 2010