Southern Boone County Public Library

Convenient 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