SNHA’s $18M expansion plan for Illinois library gets green light

January 28, 2020

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects’ design for the renovation and expansion of the St. Charles Public Library, Illinois, has been approved. Rendering courtesy SNHA[1]
Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects’ design for the renovation and expansion of the St. Charles Public Library, Illinois, has been approved.
Rendering courtesy SNHA

Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects[2] (SNHA) has received approval from St. Charles Public Library District and the City of St. Charles, Illinois, to complete an $18.6 million renovation and expansion of the St. Charles Public Library[3] (SCPL).

The complex project unifies three existing sections of the library and reintegrates the original Carnegie Library into daily activities. When complete, the building will occupy nearly 6178 m2 (66,500 sf).

The design seeks to improve the user experience by accommodating the latest library service trends and creating more friendly environments. Additional site planning will also address the under-utilization of the property, which extends to approximately three-quarters of a block.

SNHA’s design for the renovation and expansion project features:

The library’s construction manager plans to break ground in March with expected completion next year.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Opener-29.jpg
  2. Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects: https://www.snh-a.com/
  3. St. Charles Public Library: https://www.scpld.org/

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