Nov. 8, 2012 - Architecture firm selected for Main Boulder Public Library renovation
Studiotrope Design Collective has been chosen as the architect for the renovation of the Main Boulder Public Library, a Capital Improvement Bond-funded project, after a thorough selection process.
In June, city staff and the Library Commission began evaluating potential architects for the redesign and remodel of the Main Library children’s and teen spaces. Based on their qualifications, six firms were invited to make presentations to city staff in mid-September. The presentations were rated, and three firms were then invited to respond to the Request For Proposal (RFP), which closed Oct. 25.
The results from the RFP were presented to the Library Commission at their Nov. 7 meeting, and they were supportive of staff’s plan for proceeding.
The design process schedule includes public input on the design options in the spring, and anticipates beginning construction in December 2013, with completion planned for September 2014. The project budget is $3,166,000, which includes $2,450,000 from the 2011 Capital Improvement Bond, $690,000 from infrastructure funds, and $26,000 for a possible café space.
“We look forward to working with Studiotrope and the community to begin the renovation of the children’s and teen areas of the Main Library to make them more effective, comfortable and secure for young people and their families,” said Valerie Maginnis, Boulder Public Library and Arts director. “Thanks to the voter-approved Capital Improvement Bond in 2011, we are able to improve this distinctive and beautiful library for generations to come.”
For more information, please contact Jennifer Bray at 303-441-4160. www.boulderlibrary.org
Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 07:35