Stillwater Public Library
“One of the oldest Carnegie libraries in Minnesota glows again.”
“The Board of Directors was extremely excited about the renovation. That’s one of the things I liked about working with MS&R—not only do they design witty, elegant structures, which are also functional buildings, but they take such pains to encourage those who use or will use the building to participate in the process, to contribute, to criticize, to get excited about the possibilities.”
—Lynne Bertalmio, Director, Stillwater Public Library
An elegant Carnegie library built in 1906, the Stillwater Public Library needed to increase its flexibility to accommodate a wider variety of services. MS&R’s renovation upholds the integrity of the existing building. The new layout embodies many of the Beaux Arts tenets held by the building’s original architects, including axial sight lines, circulation, and detailing.
Location: Stillwater, Minnesota
Type: Historic renovation
Size: 13,128 square feet
AIA/ALA Library Building Award.
AIA Minnesota Honor Award.