This project consists of interior architecture and interior design for the existing Alma Powell Branch of the Kalamazoo Public Library System. The library is located at the southern portion of a well used neighborhood recreation center. The population served by this facility is primarily children and young adults within a predominantly African-American neighborhood.
Every surface of the interior was refinished and all casework and furnishings are new. Automation was introduced to the library with this renovation, and the mechanical and electrical systems were updated at the same time. The color palette for this library was derived from a wall-hanging -- woven in Ghana, Africa expressly for this renovation -- and from the dappling of rainbow colors introduced by the new holographic film of the skylight.
- Total Size 4,000 SF