Crete Public Library – Feasibility Study and Design Concept

Crete Public Library – Feasibility Study and Design Concept

Our work began with a program statement, followed by a feasibility analysis, site selection study, and concept design. Our calculations concluded the existing building, even with an addition, would not be suitable to support the spaces needed. We then developed a preliminary design for a new building for the purpose of generating community support.

The new 15,000-square-foot building would be located within the city park. The new site allows for a drive-up service point, and the site of the former library, to be demolished, would become public parking space. To meet the need for community gathering space, the facility would offer two 900-square-foot meeting rooms, public restrooms, and a warming kitchen, all accessible after hours.

The library would offer specific spaces for adults, young adults, and children to read and interact. The children’s area would include a family restroom and a dedicated “story time” and programs room. The new library also would offer two smaller study rooms, a small microfilm room, and a dedicated computer training lab.