The renovation included installing additional shelving, remodeling both the Children’s and Adult Services areas, and modernizing the infrastructure. The existing building was gutted and replaced the slab on grade and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The 6,000 SF expansion increased the library’s footprint to just over 16,000 SF. The new wing incorporates exterior storefront glass systems with new steel and masonry structural components. New, sustainable landscape was incorporated and site improvements include slurry sealing and re-striping the parking lot. Accessibility throughout the site and building was enhanced with various ADA upgrades. A fast-track approach to construction was used to return this valued facility to the community as quickly as possible.
- City of Whittier – Whittwood Branch Library Expansion & Improvement
OwnerCity of Whittier
ArchitectCWA AIA, Inc.
ExpertiseCivic & Cultural
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