DMA was selected in 2002 to renovate and expand the Waterford Township Public Library. A previous major expansion was completed by other architects in the early 1990s, transforming the original structure into a modern public library building that it shared with the Township's Department of Parks & Recreation. DMA's project was completed in October of 2004--a major space planning exercise that relocated the children's department to a western addition that combines with the space vacated by Parks & Recreation.
On the exterior, glazed cobalt blue masonry complements an anodized aluminum curtain wall for each of the additions. Sun control is addressed with frosted glass that is patterned in a way that respects the existing building's masonry accent bands. Accent lighting is used to draw patrons into the Children's Department--carrying them along a flowing "river" feature that is expressed in the ceiling and carpet.
- Total Size 27,300 SF