Parker Library & Cultural Arts Center Joint-Use Facility

Feasibility Study & Master Plan

In 2006, the Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture team, including Principal Bruce Flynn of BRS, Jerry Shapins of Shapins Associates, and Arthur Greenberg of AMS, performed a feasibility study seeking to explore the possibility of joint-use facilities shared by the Town of Parker, Douglas County Libraries, and the Douglas County School District.

The objectives of the study were to develop a “district” within downtown Parker that would serve all users and bring a vitality of life to Parker’s downtown and Main Street, create concept designs for a new community arts center and library, and formulate budgets for these public facilities.

Preliminary site alternatives were analyzed and community and staff workshops were held to define the needs of each entity. All information was evaluated, and a final report to the boards of each entity included the findings and conceptual design.

Project at a Glance


Parker, Colorado


  • Town of Parker
  • Douglas County Libraries


  • Study: 2006
  • Design Competition: 2007
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