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Hartland Public Library Expansion

The Village of Hartland, a nineteenth-century cross-roads community in the rapidly growing western Lake Country west of Milwaukee, created its library in the 1980’s by converting a vacant grocery store near the village center on the banks of the Bark River. As both the community and library services and collections have grown, the need for additional space has become evident. As a follow-up to Zimmerman’s previously completed downtown master plan study, the Village and library board re-engaged the firm to develop alternative concepts for expansion and remodeling of the library on its very constrained site, with a goal of approximately doubling the space available.

In addition, the village identified qualitative goals.  They seek an environmentally friendly solution that fits the character of the existing village and takes advantage of the riverfront site.  They also sought a memorable, high-quality space (inspired by the stately reading rooms of many traditional libraries), which we balance with a range of smaller scale, more intimate spaces.

Location: Hartland, Wisconsin

Size: 24,000 s.f.

Services Provided: Architectural Planning and Design, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Completion Date(s): 2012

Contractor/Construction Manager: Magill Construction

Mark Wershay, AIA

Mark Wershay, AIA

Vice President, Principal | Education Facilities Project Manager

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