The new Oak Creek City Hall + Public Library, located at the heart of Oak Creek’s Drexel Town Square development was completed in conjunction with the new Oak Creek Fire Station No. 1. North and South plazas flank the building for outdoor programming and public gathering.
The shared lobby at the Oak Creek City Hall + Public Library features include 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 project also includes a 31-car parking garage and is anchored by a one-hundred-foot tall, four-sided clock tower which serves as a beacon to the community. Sustainable features include a geothermal HVAC system, bio-swales and rain gardens, pervious pavement, regional natural stone, and electric car charging stations.
The City Hall’s open office concept changes the way business is done across departments. An efficient one-stop transaction counter will support all service areas and greatly improve the visitor experience.
The Public Library features the latest in technology including an RFID system. Teens enjoy the gaming area in the tech-friendly Young Adult space and the travel-themed Children’s Department features interactive learning, garden space, multi-purpose and tutor rooms. All enjoy the Quiet Reading room with fireplace and the availability of eight study rooms.
Awards: American Society for Interior Designers | Wisconsin Chapter – Silver Award, Institutional Category, 2016
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin – Project of Distinction, 2016
The Daily Reporter/Wisconsin Builder – Top Projects, 2015