2012 West Virginia AIA Honor Award
This renovation/adaptive re-use project involved a total interior renovation that transformed the abandoned former USPO building into a new focal point for Mercer Street. In addition to providing much needed space for books, the design enabled the library to have designated spaces for audio/visual, as well as an exclusive West Virginia Room. Activities associated with the operation of the library are easily maintained from the custom designed control desk. The basement offers rooms dedicated to three specific age groups, and an open computer area. Public meeting/conference rooms with state-of-the-art technology equipment are also located in the basement.
Exterior work involved the restoration of the cut stone and brick, total roof replacement and improved access.