Chicago Public Library, Rogers Park Branch

Location:Chicago, Illinois
Client: Chicago Public Library
 
Project description: This innovative building, designed for the Chicago Public Library, Rogers Park Branch, is comprised of 15,500 SF over two levels. Created to be contextual with the culturally rich Rogers Park neighborhood, it features exterior materials of brick and limestone and an abundance of windows. A feature of the design is a soaring two-level atrium that both welcomes visitors with its transparent design and visually connects both library levels with a striking style.

The library provides state-of-the-art amenities including more than 30 computers and over 40,000 titles to its patrons. A large divisible community meeting room has been provided, along with a generous kitchen and pre-function area, for use by its broad constituency. Large reading areas on both floors are ample and well-lit. A feature of the first-floor area is a large children’s section adjacent to large windows overlooking a landscaped garden.

In conjunction with the City of Chicago, DePaul renovated and restored an existing manufacturing building into academic space, commercial office space, and the 14,600 SF Lincoln Park branch of the Chicago Public Library.

Size: 15,500 SF

Chicago
224 West Huron Street, Suite 7E
Chicago, Illinois 60654
phone: 312. 266. 1126

Washington, D.C.
1144 3rd Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
phone: 202. 540. 1144

Los Angeles
9724 Washington Boulevard, Suite 200
Culver City, California 90232
phone: 310. 237. 0600

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