Connection to the community ranked as the most important design challenge for the development of the Metropolitan Library. Alongside members from the Fulton County Library System, the Steward-Lakewood Community and Smith Dalia Architects, the design team at ai3 engaged in conceptual design consultation for architecture and interior design services to accomplish this goal of connectivity. The Metropolitan Library was planned as a contemporary public building with architecture and site planning centered on the language of the abandoned church where the library now stands. Enhancing the spirit of the neighborhood, the library seamlessly combines modern architectural forms with existing Corinthian columns from the entry of the precursory church. The design vision for the project supports considerable adaptability, allowing for expansion of library services, furnishings, and equipment.
LEED Silver Certification
2017 Atlanta Urban Design Commission – Community Design Award
2017 – Georgia Public Library Service – Ten Most Beautiful Libraries in Georgia
2016 – “Best of the Best” Institutional IIDA Georgia Chapter
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