Region's New Library

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.

A Significant Structure

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.

One-of-a-Kind Building Features

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.

The new Richland County Library Main features more than 750,000 volumes of books and is considered one of the Columbia region’s most significant structures.

Design Awards:
AIA South Carolina – 1997 Citation
AIA South Carolina – 1996 Honor Award
Contract Design Magazine – 1996 Issue, Featured Article
AIA South Carolina – 1994 Certificate of Achievement
AIA South Carolina – 1994 Certificate of Achievement, Orchids and Onions Awards 

ClientRichland County LocationColumbia, South Carolina Project Size189,000 square feet