Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, is designing the Centennial Library in Midland County, Texas. The 33,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in November 2012.

Design development began in January to transform a former Linens-N-Things® store into a public library. Due to Midland’s challenging drought conditions, preservation of trees and water will be a highlighted feature of this project. A stream and steel trees will guide the path that takes patrons around the library.

Innovative technology is being incorporated through interactive floors and walls. Green screen technology, video projection, and a media lab are among other technological features that will be included in the library.

Mechanical/electrical engineering services will be provided by Agnew Associates, Inc., and Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams, Inc. will assist with technological support.

This $4.6 million project is designed to provide a flexible, engaging space that will offer opportunities for all ages.