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Tulsa Central Library

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    • Overview

      This project involves the renovation and expansion of the Tulsa City-County Library system’s flagship, originally built in 1965. Highlights of the renovation include:

      • Registered for LEED Gold certification, the building is designed to educate the public about the best building practices and sustainability. Existing building reuse, parking for fuel-efficient cars, stormwater collection, pervious concrete pavers, chilled beams, and cantilevered lighting are some of the areas where the Central Library will gain LEED points.
      • A children’s garden will focus programming for children and families designed to motivate and inspire.
      • The children’s area is designed to appeal to a child’s imagination while developing literacy skills. Play and learn centers will help children increase literacy development.
      • A learning and creativity center is designed to generate excitement and spark creativity for nonprofit organizations using the space for strategic planning, staff learning, and development activities.
      • In the digital literacy lab, people of all ages will participate in challenges that engage them through STEM-based projects and problem-solving activities. Programs and workshops will focus on digital learning and videography, computer programming and coding, robotics, and game design for all ages.
      • The library includes an extensive public art collection integrated into the design, including works by esteemed artists such as Jun Kaneko and Holly Wilson.
    • children's garden
    • terrace
    • study room
    • view from entry
    • children's area
    • main stair
    • second level
    • third level
    • maker space
    • view toward entry
    • learning and creativity center
    • learning and creativity center
    • entry and link to parking
    • parking structure
    • Project Contact

      Traci Engel Lesneski

      • Interior Designer / Principal
      • traci@msrdesign.com
      • 612 991 7764
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