George H. & Laura E. Brown Library - Proposed Renovations & Additions
RBSA worked with Dr. Robert Burgin and the Library Staff on evaluation of the existing facility. Dr. Burgin and RBSA developed a Space Needs Assessment that considered the 20-year space needs, the option of expanding the existing facility or building a new facility and the associated costs of each option. Washington ultimately chose to investigate renovating and expanding the existing two-story facility. Using the needs assessment, RBSA created a Schematic Floor Plan for renovating and expanding the facility that utilized the advantages of the two-story smaller footprint while managing the challenges of staffing. More remote areas of the existing facility were dedicated to Staff and Storage while opening up the New Addition with a spiral staircase that visually connects the Main Floor to the Second Floor. RBSA also created 3d images of the proposed expansion designs.
12,132 sq. ft. Proposed Renovations
10,118 sq. ft. Proposed New Addition