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Canton, Ohio

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In 2015 HBM worked with the Stark County District Library to develop a Visioning Assessment of their facilities exploring opportunities to incorporate new service models throughout the system in response to changes in library trends and community needs. The 7-branch reimagining process began in 2020 with anticipated completion in 2023. These phased renovation projects apply successful and tested design and functional solutions while still maintaining neighborhood individuality in the arrangement of spaces and programmatic elements.

The Madge Youtz Branch’s renovation aims to foster community engagement and embrace modernity. Featuring a redesigned Children’s Area with flexible furniture and interactive elements, a dedicated A/V Nook catering to multimedia enthusiasts, and a versatile multi-purpose room for high-tech programming, the library aims to cater to diverse interests. Additionally, a newly added outdoor patio capitalizes on the popularity of adjacent green spaces, while the grand entryway boasts a two-story spine for dynamic displays and adult-style seating, creating a welcoming and sophisticated ambiance.


HBM │ Design Architect, Interior Designer, Architect of Record


5,000 SF

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