1382 West Ninth Street, Suite 300
Cleveland, Ohio 44113


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In order to grow their library system and respond to service area needs, the Ida Rupp Public Library acquired a 4,065 SF building originally constructed for use as a restaurant in a great location on the shore of Lake Erie. The two-story building had been outfitted with MEP systems and wood framing before the restaurant group vacated the project. 

This exciting adaptive re-use project presents the challenge of transforming this structure into a popular materials branch library with flexible meeting space, added windows for natural light, a patio with views to the lake, and room to expand in the future. The second floor will be used to house additional staff space thereby allowing the library to efficiently operate with one service point on one floor. 

HBM │ Design Architect, Architect of Record, Interior Designer