Rifle Branch Library

Feasibility Study + Design

Barker Rinker Seacat Architecture designed the new 27,000-s.f. Rifle Branch Library in Garfield County on the Western Slope of Colorado. The Rifle Branch Library is located in the heart of the historic downtown, adjacent the current City Hall.

Early exploration of alternatives found significant benefits in locating the library and City Hall in a shared building. This will offer several opportunities, including reduced construction and operating costs, coordinated services for citizens, more site space for park and plaza uses, and increased opportunity for sustainable systems within a larger building. This discovered opportunity is an example of BRS’s belief that leadership from the design team in exploring opportunities and presenting choices is important in assuring best value in public projects.

With the LEED® Gold certified Rifle Branch Library, the city and library district aim to showcase Rifle as a center of sustainable leadership.

Project at a Glance


Rifle, Colorado


Garfield County Library District


$8.7 Million


27,000 s.f.



LEED Status


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