Webster Groves Public Library

Webster Groves, Missouri (2012)

Honorable Mention for Architecture, City of Webster Groves Awards of Excellence, 2014

Webster Groves Public Library

Webster Groves, Missouri (2012)

PBA designed both the renovation of the historic Webster Groves Library, and the new addition.  Due to the building restrictions on the site the new addition represents the Library’s only opportunity to add space to serve their future needs. Early programming and budget studies by PBA and the Library were crucial in producing a 33% increase in area without increasing the height of the building.  The additional space positions the Library’s future space needs beyond their original expectations.

Light wells, window walls and a central atrium produce a spacious luminance throughout the deceptively compact design.  Round columns and glass walls encourage the eye to slip deeper into the spaces.  The mix of soft white and vivid colors form an asymmetrical balance in each room.

Honorable Mention for Architecture, City of Webster Groves Awards of Excellence, 2014