The 11,000 sf renovation and 6,000 sf expansion of historic Georgetown Peabody Library addressed the needs of a growing town to offer more library space and updated services. The renovation restored the existing building’s historical elements preserving both its interior and exterior, while also adding modern improvements such as new HVAC and M/E/P/FP systems, new furnishings, new finishes and state-of-the-art technologies. The two-story addition houses book stacks, quiet reading area, children’s room, and a multipurpose room for library programs. The expansion also provides a new light-filled, fully accessible main entrance at ground level, and incorporates the existing rotunda into an interior atrium while preserving its brick facade. The design complements the original Georgian style building and responds to the neighborhood context.
Site improvements included expansion of parking space and installation of new landscaping elements to give focus to the green behind the library. The library and green together create a municipal center that reinforces the historic downtown Georgetown. Designed in association with Adams & Smith Architects.