Tates Creek Branch Public Library

Lexington, Kentucky

This 21,000 s.f. branch library includes state-of-the-art technical services, public meeting spaces, expanded juvenile services, café, and a patron lounge. The building is heated and cooled with an innovative geothermal system and takes advantage of natural light by way of positioning on the site and use of clerestory windows.

Custom designed elements in the children’s area include “houses” at the end of ranges, mural in the story pit, children’s activity room, and carpet patterns to create interest and assist with wayfinding. Other building features include an expanded multi-media area, teen space, community room with dedicated storage, and kitchen. Staff areas are open and functional providing a modern, bright work environment.