Southern Boone County Public LibraryConvenient patron access was paramount in the library’s decision to remain in its central downtown location. Working with members of the community, the design team developed a series of duotone historical images lining the upper walls of the library, as modern-day friezes. Local craftsmen, in conjunction with the design team, created custom-designed tables and furniture from locally-sourced and recycled materials, making the project one of advocacy and involvement. The interior focal point is a 14-by-24-foot woven wood enclosure that envelopes the quiet reading space.
Location: Ashland, Missouri