CARNEGIE WEST BRANCH
CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY
As part of a complete renovation and restoration, windows were replaced, and elevator access was provided adjacent to the monumental entrance stairs. Irreplaceable ornate terra cotta columns and trim, severely weathered and cracked, were restored using specialized epoxy injection and coating techniques. Large interior reading rooms were reorganized to accommodate patrons and staff in clearly organized, open and comfortable spaces. An energy efficient indirect lighting system developed in conjunction with General Electric lighting research division highlights the central reading room ceiling while providing comfortable shadow free lighting below.
The American Institute of Architects recognized this project with their preservation and design award. This was the first library project completed by HBM Architects dating back to 1976.
HBM ￨ Design Architect, Architect of Record, Interior Designer