Springfield Township Public Library
Springfield Twp, Montco
This New Public Library is one of three buildings situated on a reimagined municipal campus. Working closely with an advisory committee of volunteer citizens and Township representatives, this new building is designed to meet the lofty goals and criteria set forth by the Township. The Library, which is nestled into the naturally sloping site, engages the exterior spaces surrounding it, drawing the landscape into the building and the activities of the building out into the landscape. The use of glazed roof monitors, clerestory windows, and deep roof overhangs protecting large expanses of glazing allows diffuse light to enter deep into the building. The design provides flexible and varied spaces to accommodate the many library programs and activities. The integration of many community/meeting rooms available for public use creates a place that is both a library and community center.