Comprised primarily of brick, cedar shakes, and concrete masonry units, the design direction chosen for Oxford Public Library reflects the vocabulary of buildings found in the rural countryside of Oakland County. Upon entering the building through a walled-garden entry, the visitor is greeted by a gabled foyer that admits sunlight from the east and the west, and which contains the circulation desk.
The Reading Room's clerestory windows are glazed with holographic Spectralite glass which, on sunny days, creates geometric rainbows of color among the exposed timber trusses that support the ceiling of the room. Beyond the freestanding fireplace is a pocket of lounge seating that allows a panoramic view of the wetlands and mature forest growth that thrives beyond the great bay window to the south.
- Total Size 23,400 SF