Bulley & Andrews served as general contractor for the addition and renovation to the Mt. Prospect Public Library. The project involved the renovation of the existing building and a second-story addition.
The project required the existing penthouse be removed to make way for a second story addition and new penthouse. Tied to the original structure with a completely redesigned exterior facade, the 50,000 SF second-floor addition doubled the size of the library for a total of 98,000 SF. Large openings cut into the existing exterior walls convey a new identity for the library, as well as provide additional daylight.
The new space includes areas on the first floor for circulation, registration and youth services and provides space for meeting rooms, a computer training room, administrative offices and other staff department work areas. The second floor houses the reference department, popular materials department, as well as computer services. Renovations to the space included new HVAC, electrical, technology and security systems and new interior finishes and furniture.