Lake Hiawatha Branch Library
BKP led an investigative process to help Lake Hiawatha Branch Library understand its purpose and renovation priorities. Through collection analysis and focus groups with staff, families, and community leaders, BKP found that the library could improve service and maximize space in the small structure, built in 1968 and expanded in 1994. BKP’s research showed that reducing redundancy of collections contained at the main library – and available through system sharing – could free up space for new programming, including meeting rooms and additional technology. The renovation design reorganizes and shifts circulation and staircases to the perimeter of the building; adds a large, glass-walled conference room on the second level; and incorporates accessibility and MEP updates. New Jersey’s recently approved $125 million ballot initiative will help bring the project and the community’s vision to reality.
Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System
12,740 square feet
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