The new Baldwinsville Public Library was located in the center of the village in order to reinforce its role as civic center, while conveniently serving both pedestrian and vehicular users. Its construction, the first new building in the village center in 20 years, sparked a renaissance that has rejuvenated the village. The new 20,700-square-foot, single-story library was designed for an 1.5 acre site in the center of the Village of Baldwinsville. The steel framed masonry cavity wall structure is faced with brick and enhanced with cast stone decorative elements. The building features a central axis of reading areas and a translucent pyramidal skylight. Holmes▪King▪Kallquist & Associates assisted in site selection, provided complete architectural services, engineering, interior design, and furniture selection. The new library replaced an existing 6,500-square-foot building.
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1996 Design Award
Outstanding Design Award
Central New York American Institute of Architects