ABOUT THIS PROJECT
Luckett and Farley worked with Meyer, Scherer, & Rockcastle to provide architectural and engineering services for the renovation of and addition to the Shawnee Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. The project called for the creation of “an inspiring Community Gathering Place, a building welcoming to all age groups, a flexible and sustainable building,” and “a building that fosters creativity.”
The new addition contrasts the existing traditional architecture as a simple box, clad in dark zinc coated shiplap siding. The 3,000 SF elevated floor plan of the addition cantilevers over the basement walls to further accentuate its abstract form.
The existing building was renovated to include the children’s collections, offices, a work room, and accessible toilets. All of the finishes were updated using sustainable and renewable building materials.
Indirect, energy-efficient lighting was used throughout the building in addition to high efficiency heating and cooling systems. High speed internet access was provided to the library via fiber optic data lines.
2012 AIA Kentucky Citation for Design Excellence