Caledonia Township Library

After a successful bond vote, FTCH was retained by Caledonia Township to provide architectural, interior design, and engineering services for a new library. Carefully situated on a 10-acre site to avoid existing wetland restrictions while protecting natural site features, the new 18,000-sf facility was programmed with potential for future expansion to meet the current and future needs of this growing community.

Working with the Township and Kent District Library staff, design for the new building focused on creative solutions compatible with community values and addressed key issues of flexibility and expandability working within the fixed budget established by the millage.

The resulting plan positions a simple overall form, taking advantage of views toward an adjacent lake; a main corridor bay open to a series of clerestory elements that provide natural light and ventilation to the center of the building; and exterior treatment that reflects the community’s agrarian history.

AWARDS

2011 Design Competition First Place Winner, Learning/Facilities Category - American Society of Interior Designers/MI Chapter

FEATURED

2011 Library Journal, Year in Architecture, Fireside Chats

“I heard more positive comments on the design and the way it all fits together than any other facet of the project.”

Craig Vaughn
Library Building Committee