Keshen Goodman Public Library

Design for this Halifax library was completed under a full service contract for design and construction including master plan, development of the building program through to furniture selection. Complete design/construction of state-of-the-art public library and trail head in 200 acre municipal park. Design emphasis was placed on the selection of natural materials and creation of a healthy indoor environment. Local approaches to site development and current thinking in the delivery of library services were explored in the design of this single–storey stand alone structure. The project was constructed on time and on budget.

Gross Floor Area : 25,000 sq. ft. Library + 51,000 sq. ft. Recreation Centre
Key Staff Involved: Stewart Adams Project
Manager/Architect all phases*
Associated Design Team: Blackwell Engineering
Limited (structural)
Smith + Andersen Consulting Engineers (mechanical)
Mulvey + Banani International (electrical)
Aercoustics (acoustics)
Entro Communications (signage)
pgm design associates (landscape)

Awards: Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Design
Excellence, 2002
3M Award for Highest Single Day Use of Electronic
Check-Out in Canada, 2002
Owner: Hamilton Public Libraries

* Stewart Adams while at Urbana Architects Corporation