We had a great office outing today to see construction progress on our public libraries for the towns of Scituate and Eastham. Scituate is scheduled for completion at the end of the year. Eastham will be finished in about a month.
Exterior framing is near completion and roof installation is in progress. The glulams are all in place, revealing the scale of the main reading space.
Held on September 1st, the successful groundbreaking event formally kicked off the construction process for the 32,000 square foot, two-story library's renovation-expansion. For a local report on the groundbreaking ceremony, click here.
After a slow start due to a long winter, steel finally arrives at Eastham. Once all of the structural steel is in place, framing will begin at the lower level.
Principals Matt Oudens and Conrad Ello both received mention in a recent Library Journal article summarizing the Design Institute hosted in Boston last December. As sponsors of the event, OEA led a workshop analyzing the Kingston Public Library as a case study for library expansion and renovation. In the workshop OEA presented Kingston Library's current challenges along with three architectural approaches to expand the Library's square footage. A brief summary of the workshop can be found here.
Foundation work continues and the library is beginning to take shape!