Carefully integrating a new library into its surroundings with contextual materials.

Elmhurst Public Library
Elmhurst Public Library Board of Trustees
Elmhurst, IL

Sited on 3.6 acres at the north end of Elmhurst’s Wilder Park, this development supports the goal of creating a library in the park, with a civic presence on Prospect Avenue. In addition to print and digital collections, and reading rooms, the two-story, 90,000-sf facility houses public meeting rooms and a computer laboratory.

Large windows along the south elevation draw daylight into the building and provide views of beautifully landscaped Wilder Park. The building was designed in a contemporary style utilizing contextual materials, including limestone, that integrate it with buildings elsewhere in the park and neighborhood.


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