Library Renovation

PLANNING FOR A RENEWED AND REIMAGINED LIBRARY!

-As the fundraising arm of the Library, the Foundation is currently laying the groundwork for a capital campaign. We have engaged the services of Semple Bixel (a professional fundraising firm specializing in non-profits), to conduct a feasibility study in this fall 2017. The results of this study will determine the likely parameters of donations from private funds.  It is expected that the entire renovation will be paid for by a combination of public bonding and state funds as well as privately raised funds.

In the past few months, the architects have been meeting with different groups of library users to hear their needs, thoughts and suggestions. Teens, seniors, children, business owners, the Nature Conservancy and others have all offered suggestions.

Maplewood Library: Building for the Future

blueprints

Find out the latest on our plans to renovate and improve the Maplewood Memorial Library. 

 

Community Meeting: Presentation of Conceptual Design

Tuesday, September 26

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Main Library – Sage and Coombe Architects, who have been hired by the Maplewood Library Board of Trustees to design a Library for the Future, will present their conceptual design to the public.

The design was developed taking into consideration input from extensive meetings with focus groups, an open community forum and an online survey to which over 500 people responded.

The architects will give an overview of the process, discuss design considerations, and present their concepts for a library that will meet the needs of the community for  years to come.

Free and open to the public. Registration is not needed.

 

Your Library – Your Voice

The public is invited to a community forum with architects Sage and Coombe, who have been contracted to create a conceptual design for the Maplewood Main Library at 51 Baker Street. The library is seeking input from all Maplewood residents to help create a library that will meet the needs of the community for years to come.

The forum will take place on Monday, April 3 from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in Memorial Hall at the Main Library. It is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. Register at https://yourlibraryyourvoice.eventbrite.com/ Community members who cannot attend are welcome to contribute their ideas and comments by emailing library@maplewoodlibrary.org.

 

Below are the details of all the due diligence involved in the selection of Sage and Coombe as our architects as well as other important background information about the Library.

Library Trustees Select Architectural Firm for a 21st Century Library

Moving forward with its vision of creating a 21st century library, the Maplewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees has awarded a contract to Sage and Coombe Architects LLP to create a conceptual design for the Main Library at 51 Baker Street.  Click here for the full press release.

Request for Proposals: Architectural Services for Conceptual Design

Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP and the Project

The Maplewood Library Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to invite three firms to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a conceptual design for the future of the Main Library at 51 Baker St. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in February. After receiving 39 responses, the library has selected three award-winning firms for their talent, vision and wealth of experience designing libraries and civic buildings. The firms are:

Full text of the press release

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Architectural Services for Conceptual Design

Maplewood Memorial Library Building Program

RFQ Submittals were received from:

1100: Architect ikon.5 architects
Alexander Gorlin Architects
with Soudry Architect
Kevin Hom Architect
Andrew Berman Architect Lee H. Skolnick Architecture
Arcari + Iovino Lothrop Associates
B4 Development Luay Bahoora Architects
Bermello Ajamil & Partners Marvel Architects
Biber Architects Minervini Vandermark & Associates
BKSK Architects LLP The Musial Group Architecture,
BLuHR Architects Peter Gisolfi Associates
Carow Architects Rice+Lipka Architects
Clarke Caton Hintz RSC Architects
Clawson Architects Sage and Coombe Architects
Dattner Architects Seiler & Drury
Dennis Kowal Architects Settembrino Architects
DIGroup Architecture SSP Architectural Group
Fused Architecture &
Integrated Resiliency,PC
Studio 1200
FVHD PC Studio Hiller
The Goldstein Partnership ThinkForm Design Architects
HMA2 William Figdor Art & Architecture,
LLC
HMR Architects

Additional information:

Facility Evaluation Study 2013

Current library floorplans:

Original construction documents: 

Annual Report 2015

Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Maplewood Memorial Library Community Survey 2012

Village Green Article: Maplewood Library Announces Ambitious Plan to Expand, Renovate

Township of Maplewood Website

U.S. Census Statistics for Maplewood

Memorial Park Master Plan

Library site from the Memorial Park Master Plan

Library Trustees Select Architectural Firm for a 21st Century Library

Moving forward with its vision of creating a 21st century library, the Maplewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees has awarded a contract to Sage and Coombe Architects LLP to create a conceptual design for the Main Library at 51 Baker Street.  Click here for the full press release.

Request for Proposals: Architectural Services for Conceptual Design

Frequently Asked Questions about the RFP and the Project

The Maplewood Library Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to invite three firms to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a conceptual design for the future of the Main Library at 51 Baker St. A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) was issued in February. After receiving 39 responses, the library has selected three award-winning firms for their talent, vision and wealth of experience designing libraries and civic buildings. The firms are:

Full text of the press release

Request for Qualifications (RFQ): Architectural Services for Conceptual Design

Maplewood Memorial Library Building Program

RFQ Submittals were received from:

1100: Architect ikon.5 architects
Alexander Gorlin Architects
with Soudry Architect
Kevin Hom Architect
Andrew Berman Architect Lee H. Skolnick Architecture
Arcari + Iovino Lothrop Associates
B4 Development Luay Bahoora Architects
Bermello Ajamil & Partners Marvel Architects
Biber Architects Minervini Vandermark & Associates
BKSK Architects LLP The Musial Group Architecture,
BLuHR Architects Peter Gisolfi Associates
Carow Architects Rice+Lipka Architects
Clarke Caton Hintz RSC Architects
Clawson Architects Sage and Coombe Architects
Dattner Architects Seiler & Drury
Dennis Kowal Architects Settembrino Architects
DIGroup Architecture SSP Architectural Group
Fused Architecture &
Integrated Resiliency,PC
Studio 1200
FVHD PC Studio Hiller
The Goldstein Partnership ThinkForm Design Architects
HMA2 William Figdor Art & Architecture,
LLC
HMR Architects

Additional information:

Facility Evaluation Study 2013

Current library floorplans:

Original construction documents: 

Annual Report 2015

Strategic Plan 2012-2015

Maplewood Memorial Library Community Survey 2012

Village Green Article: Maplewood Library Announces Ambitious Plan to Expand, Renovate

Township of Maplewood Website

U.S. Census Statistics for Maplewood

Memorial Park Master Plan

Library site from the Memorial Park Master Plan

The building plan outlines all the major areas to be reconsidered and provides specific suggestions for updating and improving library spaces and their functionality. Take a look at the Maplewood Library Building Plan 2015.

For further information regarding the library renovation please visit the Maplewood Library Website.

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