University Park Library

City of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida 72,000 s.f.
Government Architecture, Interior Design

Project Details

This project was an adaptive re-use of a 30-year old abandoned K-Mart. The project included major upgrades to the building's exterior and the creation of a 15,000 s.f. branch library, a 15,000 s.f. technology services area, and a 42,000 s.f. warehouse. The technology services area serves all buildings in the Jacksonville Public Library system and includes the central information technology system and central book acquisition/processing/distribution. The warehouse also serves the entire system and houses books, computer hardware, supplies, furniture, the bookmobile, and an area dedicated to the Friends of the Library. This project received an American Institute of Architects award.