Location: Miami Beach, FL
Client: City of Miami Beach
Project Cost: $10 Million
Size: 45,000 SF
Awards: AIA Merit Award of Excellence in Design
Additional Facts: Designed in association with Robert M. Stern Architects
This project’s scope of work consisted of programming and design for a new Regional Library, located within the northern most boundary of the City’s historic Art Deco District, adjacent to Miami City Ballet’s new home and facing 22nd Street and Collins Park. The new two story 45,000 square foot Regional Library features a two-story atrium lobby entrance space with tapered columns and beamed ceiling, serving as a grand organizational space from which other spaces radiate. This lobby is also large enough to provide a place for displays and posting of Library activities information. Also directly ahead is a custom designed 30 foot long circulation desk, providing ample queuing area and complete control of the main entry and exit to the Library.