In association with Kuhn Riddle Architects, Amherst,
Massachusetts, Michael Petrovick Architect, served as the Owners representative
and as the project architect for the design of the circulation desk, interior
fit-out and design-build of the geothermal heating and cooling system.
The original brick federal structure was constructed in 1823. The library had
limited use of the lower-level and was unable to utilize the second floor due to
structural and accessibility limitations. The project included renovations to
the existing 3-story building and a 3-story addition to provide an elevator,
egress stair, restrooms and new circulation desk. Renovations to the existing
building included upgrades for code compliance, structural improvements to the
existing second floor for library use, energy conservation measures to the
existing building, upgrades to the existing roof structure, restoration of the
original interior architectural features, and installation of a closed loop
geothermal heating and cooling system.
The design for the addition was inspired by the historic homes which line Main
Street adjacent to the library.