Architectural Design for School Libraries

Providing architectural solutions for 21st century education has been our forté for a good many years. So it stands to reason that we’ve also specialized in designing 21st century libraries for grade schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. Essentially, we’ve applied our expertise in designing public libraries for our hometown of Fort Wayne and other communities to the needs of educators and students at all grade levels.

What distinguishes a 21st century library from a traditional library? In a word: technology. Nowadays people get their information and entertainment from a variety of electronic sources that simply didn’t exist as little as a couple of decades ago. Libraries are no longer just depositories for books and other printed materials. Young people, especially, look to the Internet, to ebooks, ezines, audiobooks, DVD and blu-ray discs, online streaming videos, and other digital media to broaden their horizons. We’re practiced in designing the infrastructure that enables modern school libraries to provide these new alternative
media – and keep students interested.

Of course, we know also how to design traditional library spaces where printed books and periodicals still hold sway; the kind that promote quiet study and contemplation. Whatever the needs of the school and its students, we can design to accommodate them, be it for new library construction or the renovation and upgrading of an older school library.

Examples of our design work for school libraries may be found in our Education Portfolio. To learn more about partnering with us to realize the vision you have for your school library, explore our website. Then contact Elevatus Architecture Fort Wayne.