Library Building Process

…finding the best way to meet the community’s future library service needs

 

City Facilities Master Plan

posted Fri, May 28, 2010
Entails a comprehensive review of current facilities and departments and develops a strategy for the resolution of City of Appleton facility needs over the next 20+ years. While it is not the objective of this plan to design new facilities, the plan must provide a mechanism for the City to respond to changing growth and service demands. This is a strategic planning tool to be used as a guideline to address current conditions and for future facilities project planning and expenditures."


Program Design Study
Engberg Anderson

Thu, Jul 2, 2009
Engberg Anderson Final Report
Please note this shows concept designs to test the architectural program and is not a schematic plan for any construction.

 

Wed, Jun 17, 2009
Engberg Anderson Program Design Study (preliminary report)
Please note this shows concept designs to test the architectural program and is not a schematic plan for any construction.

 

Tue, Jan 12, 2009

 

After Engberg Anderson, the consultants for the 2009 library program design study, made their preliminary report, it was endorsed by the Library Board of Trustees and presented to the City Council. You can read the Executive Summary or view the slide presentation. The complete final report is also available. Please note this shows concept designs to test the architectural program and is not a schematic plan for any construction.


Building Study
Durrant, with Himmel & Wilson

Thu, July 10, 2008
Final report from Durrant, with Himmel & Wilson

 

Wed, May 28, 2008  (6:30 - 8:00 pm)
Second report from Durrant, with Himmel & Wilson

  • A DVD of this presentation is available at the library in the Wisconsin Collection.
  • slides (32)

 

Wed, April 23, 2008  (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
First report from Durrant, with Himmel & Wilson

  • A DVD of this presentation is available at the library in the Wisconsin Collection.
  • slides 1-44 -- historical context, survey results and other assessments
  • slides 45-93 -- form and function in light of the APL mission statement, relevant trends in library design

 

In 2008, the Library completed a building study with Durrant. The Library Board Building and Equipment Committee, with input from Library and City staff as well as the Library Foundation Board, reviewed the study and approved the final report. There were focus groups of community members and library staff, two surveys, interviews with staff and community leaders, and public meetings on April 23 and May 28 (altogether there was input from about 1,000 people in the Appleton Public Library service community). Presentations given at those meetings are accessible via the links above. Altogether the process included input from about 1,000 people in the community.

The Library Board then requested -- and the Library Foundation, Mayor and City Council approved -- funds for 2009 to do architectural program design. This will involve space planning and making recommendations on design, layout and features. This should allow us to get better cost estimates and make decisions about expansion versus new construction. A study report is expected by June 2009.

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