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  South Branch, Clinton-Macomb Public LibrarySouth Branch, Clinton-Macomb Public Library


TMP Architecture, Inc.
1191 W. Square Lake Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

General Description

Location: Clinton Township, Michigan
Date Bid: Oct 2013
Construction Period: Nov 2013 to June 2014
Total Square Feet: 24,723 Site: 2.4 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: First floor, 24,723; total 24,723 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 21’; total, 21’.
Basic Construction Type: Adaptive Reuse.
Foundation: Reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick, curtain wall, EIFS. Roof: Metal, membrane. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: Metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Structural Engineer: Penhale & Yates, Inc. - 29200 Southfield Road, #207, Southfield, MI 48076
General Contractor: Frank Rewold & Son, Inc. - 333 E. Second Street, Rochester, MI 48307
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Berbiglia Associates, Inc. - 36400 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Civil Engineer: Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc. - 905 South Boulevard East, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Library Consultant: Library Design Associates, Inc. - 1149 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

The new South Branch of the Clinton-Macomb Public Library has unlikely origins. A vacant building formerly occupied by a video store and billiard hall was located less than 800 feet from the existing library branch. Since the existing branch was in a cramped space and was leased - not owned - by the library, this nearby vacant building was seen as the perfect location for a replacement library. The property was purchased by the library board and the building was transformed into a beautiful new community asset.

The new library features plenty of natural light, a children's area, private and open reading areas, and has flexible and plentiful seating options throughout. A popular teen area, 21-station computer lab, large meeting room (with a capacity of 132) and small group study rooms are also featured.

The 20,000 square foot facility includes 350,000 pieces in its collection, and offers a drive-up service, an automated book check-in and sortation system, Wi-Fi, plentiful USB ports throughout, an E-Book station and 39 public computers. The library also features a laptop lounge/cafe and space for a future media studio.

Unique curved ceiling panels add dimension to the space, as well as necessary acoustical properties. Local artists were commissioned by Friends of the Library to create a suspended sculpture made of hand-blown glass. Titled "Soaring," the sculpture depicts birds in flight, and was installed in a prime location above a centralized "s-shaped" seating area adjacent to the reference desk.

Product Information
Building Envelope: STO Roofing: Berridge, Duro-Last
Entrances & Storefronts: Tubelite
Interior: USG, ClarkDietrich, Rulon, Wolf-Gordon
Flooring: Interface, Nora, Johnsonite, Crossville, Terrabella
Lighting: Cooper, Amerilux, Bruck, Intense, Camman

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