Oak Creek City Hall + Public Library

At the Oak Creek City Hall + Public Library, a 100-foot clock tower acts as a beacon and outdoor plazas welcome the community to gather.

Need: Establish a downtown center for the city hall and public library

Solution: Design a new city hall + public library that brings community members together in a downtown location

Result: One cohesive facility that welcomes community members to use the Public Library or City Hall ammenities


  • The Daily Reporter Top Project
  • American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin Chapter Excellence Awards, Silver
Light from a wall of windows floods the upper level of a library reached by a circular staircase at Oak Creek City Hall and Public Library

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Oak Creek, WI


104,000 sq ft

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In the Heart of the City

In effort to establish a downtown center for the City of Oak Creek, we partnered to design a new City Hall and Public Library in a central town square development.

The shared lobby includes interactive kiosks, a 200-person community room, shared technology to allow for meeting overflow, and four public conference rooms to provide ample community meeting space.

The City Hall’s open-office concept creates a more efficient workflow for all departments, and a one-stop transaction counter supports all service areas and greatly improve the visitor experience.

The Public Library added the latest technology, including an RFID system. Young Adult and Children’s areas offer age-relevant interactive learning opportunities. Other features include garden space, multi-purpose and tutor rooms, and a quiet reading room with fireplace.

The circular front desk at Oak Creek Public Library leads into a bright media space with a tree mural
A windowed and open meeting space provides community access at the Oak Creek City Hall and Public Library
A colorful room labeled "story time" offers a gathering space at the Oak Creek Public Library
An open library space is flanked by a round information desk and a circular staircase at the Oak Creek Public LIbrary
The Oak Creek seal hangs above the dais in a brightly lit chambers room for the common council
A bright, windowed meeting room labeled "tech training" provides community space at the Oak Creek City Hall and Public Library

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