Albuquerque Main Library Renovation
Our intentions for the new addition sought to maintain the original design with the respect one would have for a building on the National Register of Historic Places; to focus the public entry to the southeast and give that entry more public presence; to update the building to recent codes; and to realize the original intentions for street trees and other landscaping.
The new entry addition to the Main Library addressed a number of code compliance issues regarding exiting requirements and handicapped accessibility. The new “greenhouse” entry defines the major entry while respecting the original architecture of the building. It also provides a retail space to be leased to produce revenue for the library system. As part of the project, changes were made to interior surfaces and furniture.
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1,319 gross square feet