Richland County Public Library Main Branch

Stevens & Wilkinson worked with the County on the design of the region’s new Main Public Library. The building, designed using a square floor plan to increase operational efficiency, features two prominent street facades of glass and a central atrium. Since its inception, Richland Library has been extolled by community leaders as one of the most significant structures built in the Columbia area in the last 50 years. Building highlights include the aforementioned glass facades and atrium, 42,000 square feet of space per floor, two wedged-shaped atriums with a central sky lighted free form pod, interior garden areas, spiral staircase, meeting and conference rooms, administrative office suites and more than 750,000 volumes of books.

Design Awards:
1997 Citation – American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter
1996 Honor Award – American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter
1996 Contract Design Magazine – Featured Article
1994 Certificate of Achievement – American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter
1994 Certificate of Achievement Orchids and Onions Awards – American Institute of Architects, South Carolina Chapter

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Client

Richland County

Location

Columbia, South Carolina

Project Size

189,000 Gross Square Feet

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