DMA was commissioned by Kalamazoo Public Library to restore its 1929 Washington Square Branch, built in the English Arts & Crafts Style. Since this is a neighborhood treasure that patrons have always loved, it was of utmost importance that the character of the building be preserved in the process of creating a modern library.
During the course of renovation, the existing woodwork was cleaned, repaired and refinished. Plaster walls and ceilings were repaired and glazed to suggest a patina developed over time. All furnishings are new, and fabrics were selected to reinterpret the spirit of 19th century English interiors. Tables and carrels were selected to reflect the time period, yet have been updated for CPUs and wire management to fully integrate data and power capabilities.
- Total Size 8,000 SF