This is one of five libraries designed by David Milling Architects for the Kalamazoo Public Library System. The scope of this project involved comprehensive achitectural and interior design services in the renovation of this 1959 two-story, urban library while expanding it from 80,000 to 100,000 square feet.
Unique to this facility was the use of reflective materials in conjunction with natural and artificial lighting to create compelling spaces within the library. A skylight encircled by holographic mirrors provide a gem-like focal point to the dome's interior, and creates an ever-changing ambiance by casting rainbows on the walls of the rotunda. Neon lighting concealed within the recesses of the rotunda walls emit a turquoise glow, contributing to a magical sense of place.
- Total Size 100,000 SF
- Renovation Size 80,000 SF
- Addition Size 20,000 SF