Tampa Bay Regional Library Expansion|
Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineer
Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
Date Bid: Aug 2012 Construction Period: Jan 2013 to Dec
Total Square Feet: 13,630 Site: 8.2 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: Addition, 11,430 square feet; Renovation, 2,200
square feet of existing 14,900 square feet; total, 13,630 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 32’ 2”; total, 32’ 2”.
Basic Construction Type: Addition/Renovation.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade.
Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Asphalt shingles.
Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.
Civil Engineer: Hamilton Engineering & Surveying, Inc. - 311 N.
Newport Avenue, #100, Tampa, FL 33606
General Contractor: Williams Company - 5402 Beaumont Center
Boulevard, #114, Tampa, FL 33634
Landscape Architect: Anderson Lesniak Ltd., Inc. - 4921 S.
Westshore Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33611
The original building was a 15,000 square foot regional library in
Hillsborough County, Florida, constructed in 2005. With subsequent
population growth in the area it serves, the facility needed to grow to
better serve the community. The 11,000 square foot addition was
commissioned to provide additional Reading, Children's and Multi-Purpose
space along with a new larger Community Room and Pantry, Restroom
facilities and Storage. The interior renovation contains a new Vending
Cafe, "Friends of the Library" bookstore, and Teen area. The layout of
the new spaces provide flexibility to meet current and future program
and technology needs while providing efficient circulation and
controlled access where required.
There are always challenges when adding onto an existing building. The
new spaces were constructed to match the structural systems of the
original building including load bearing concrete masonry and light
gauge steel truss roof structure. Likewise, new mechanical, electrical,
plumbing, and fire protections systems were designed to be compatible
with the existing systems while expanding capacity and meeting the
latest Building Code requirements.
Visually, the challenge was to complement and enhance the aesthetic
image of the original building in order to create a seamless connection
between existing, new, and remodeled areas, inside and out. This was
accomplished by matching existing materials, colors and design elements.
Effort was made to replicate the existing precast concrete trim, brick
masonry, asphalt shingle roof and decorative columns on the exterior of
the additions. The result is an updated and expanded library capable of
meeting the needs of the community for years to come.
Roofing: GAF Windows: PGT
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America
Automatic Entrances: Stanley Access Technology
Folding Partitions: Hufcor
Flooring: Tandus, Armstrong, American Olean
Interior: USG Sheetrock