|Architect:||ai designs ltd.|
|Building Consultant:||Douglas Pearce & Associates|
|General Contractor:||Lusi Construction|
|Location:||525-537 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
|Project Phase:||Completed September 2008|
|Chair, Board of
|Elizabeth G. Brito|
|Library Director:||Joan C. Prescott|
|Original Rogers Library
The interior of the Rogers Library has been completely gutted, with one window carved into an entrance (below) that connects the new building with the old. The old skylight has been opened up, allowing plenty of light for the reading room that will be located in this area.
|Hope Street entrance
Visitors can enter the library from Hope Street through doors (left) that bring them into the glass connection between the new library and the old library. The brownstone exterior of the old library is now an interior wall in the entrance. View the original steel framing of the connector.
|Reusing the old furniture building
The columns framing the entrance into the old library were recycled from the exterior of the old Bristol Furniture Company. See earlier pictures of this connector.
The circulation area has been sheetrocked and the workroom behind is now visible. In the soffit above the future desk, decorative glass from the old library has been reused and will be backlit, creating a connection between the old and new. See previous work on the circ area.
|Adult stack area
The stack area on the first floor is taking shape. This view faces the Thames St. side of the library; the circ area is located to the right in the foreground. See the steel framing of the stack area.
The children's library is located on the lower level and is accessible through the Harborside Entrance. The librarian's desk is located on the right in the pale green area. The windows will provide lots of light from the afternoon sun.
|Square Footage||6,243 square feet||28,357 square feet|
|Quiet Study Rooms||0||2|
|Total Project Cost||$9,914,414|
|Cost per Square Foot||$275 new
|Furniture & Equipment||$863,727|
(architect & consultants' fees, site development, landscaping, etc.)
|Grants & Gift Funds||$2,198,357|