WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS BRANCH
CUYAHOGA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
HBM worked with the Cuyahoga County Public Library to accurately translate their vision and building program into an attractive, functional, high performance building. The new 25,000 SF Warrensville Heights branch library is a flagship facility setting the bar for projects that will follow.
Beginning in 2010 HBM was selected to provide services for the first project in a series of branch improvements and replacements following the passage of a bond issue.
The performance of this building reflects an innovative approach to floor plan flexibility creating transparency for visual control, the use of raised floor systems for flexible technology and highly efficient air distribution, and has achieved LEED Silver Certification.
This branch library is co-located on the same site as a new YMCA facility and town hall building creating a new civic destination point for this community. HBM worked with the City and the firm designing the YMCA to coordinate site features, orientation, and create a unified frontage along the main road.
This project was also the host location for Library Journal’s Design Institute event in December of 2012. The first time this event was held at a branch library instead of a large downtown main library due to comparable and flexible meeting space.
HBM ￨ Design Architect, Architect of Record, Interior Designer