Griffin is serving as construction manager for a new two-story 45,000 square-foot library and 13,500 square-foot arts center. Library features will include a secure outdoor children’s area; expanded collections areas; dedicated spaces for story time, teens and tweens; small group study rooms; a community room and flexible classroom space; Friends of the Library book store; and improved technology features. The Arts Center will feature a flexible 250-seat black box theater with state-of-the-art sound system, art and dance studios, and gallery display space.
The campus-like environment will feature a central paseo between the two structures, dedicated outdoor plazas and a great lawn providing space for additional programming. Designs for the 4.7 acre site include drop-off areas, access for specialized backstage theater equipment, a 234-space parking area, on-site runoff capture, and native and drought-tolerant landscaping.