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Library Projects

Cornwall Public Library

Location: Cornwall, Ontario

Size: 70,000 sq ft

Client: Cornwall Public Library

Associate Architects: Diamond + Schmitt Architects

Site selection study identified an under utilized historic Post Office in the downtown core. This option was selected providing 70,000 sq. ft. of space, higher quality finishes and materials within the budget for 40,000 sq. ft. of new space.

The renovation included a multipurpose room with full audiovisual facilities, with the latest technologies for systems management. The program also includes the provision of the Cornwall room, a local history archive.

The project included $1.1M in exterior restoration. This consisted of extensive stone restoration and replacement, as well as window and roof restoration.

Ontario Library Association, Library Design Awards, 1999


Photos by Steven Evans