Local masonry is symbolic of the library’s permanence in the community. Fritted, clear, and spandrel glass; phenolic panels; and angular forms represent the library’s future role in information delivery.

Fox Lake District Library

Fox Lake, IL

Doubling Size While Remaining Operational

We worked closely with the Fox Lake District Library to construct a new facility more than double the size of the existing facility. The 45,000-SF library was designed to be built on an adjacent piece of property while the existing library remained fully operational. Due to the required building footprint and site amenities, this directly impacted the location of the building and site development, but eliminated the cost and issues associated with relocation during the construction phase of the project.

Awards

  • Publication Finalist, The Year in Architecture: Library Buildings | Library Journal
  • Library Design Showcase, Sustainable Construction | American Library Association
  • Merit in Architecture, Distinguished Building | AIA Northeast Illinois Chapter
  • Silver Medal Design | ALA
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4 awards

recognizing project design

Services

  • Sustainability
  • Libraries
  • Interior Design
  • Architecture

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  • State/Local

Regions

  • Midwest
  • sustainability
  • State/Local
  • Libraries
  • interior design
  • Fox Lake District Library
  • architecture

Location

Fox Lake, IL

Completion Date

2010

Client

Fox Lake District Library

Square Footage

45,000 SF
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