Ramsey County Library System, Shoreview

A new library embodies a community’s vision and identity

The 38,000-SF, one-story library includes expanded children and teen areas, new technology, community room, and other public services that increase programming and after-hour functions. All collection areas are located on one floor, enabling increased efficiency for staff and material handling. A shared entry vestibule between the community room and administrative offices allows separate hours of operation.

The design follows Minnesota B3 Guidelines and the commissioning process was integral to meeting these energy goals. The process documented expectations, design basis and system installation/performance, providing a baseline reference to assist staff in maintaining optimal performance of equipment and systems.

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Location

Shoreview, Minnesota

Building Type

Library

Size

38,000 SF

  • 2018 DBIA-UMR, Design Build Excellence Award
  • 2017 AIA Minnesota Honor Award

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