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Library Projects

Pittsburgh Community Library

Kingston, Ontario

5,000 sq ft (2,500 sq ft restored)

Kingston Frontenac Public Library

Renovation of historic Hawthorn House (1866) and an addition compatible with the historic architecture. The existing ground floor rooms were restored, including working fire places for use in reading and study rooms. Library includes a technology area, children's program room, reading and study rooms and 18,000 volume collection. The design was developed in consultation with various stakeholders during the amalgamation of three municipalities and two library systems. It and was embraced by all, while being completed within the agreed budget and schedule.

Ontario Library Association Design Award
Heritage Kingston Award


Photos by Roger Pensom