Smoky Hill Library

The 42,000-s.f. Smoky Hill Library is the “living room” for the community. The two-story building fits comfortably into the residential neighborhood with its warm, oversized block exterior and pitched roof. The skylit courtyard includes a burbling fountain, comfortable furniture, coffee shop and Internet café.

The second-floor screened-in porch invites patrons to sit in the rocking chairs and enjoy the view from Longs Peak to Pikes Peak while reading a book or visiting with friends. The traditional library services—from children and young adult to adult fiction and reference—are provided in addition to the latest in technology and Internet access. A blending of high tech and high touch gives the library its welcoming, "stay-for-awhile" atmosphere.

Project at a Glance

Location

Centennial, Colorado

Client

Arapahoe Library District

Budget

$7.1 Million

Size

42,000 s.f.

Completion

2003

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