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  Bloomingdale Regional Library ExpansionBloomingdale Regional Library Expansion

Architect & Structural, Mechanical, Electrical Engineer

Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc.
4525 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611

General Description

Location: Valrico, Florida
Date Bid: Aug 2012
Construction Period: Feb 2013 to Dec 2013
Total Square Feet: 25,970 Site: 6.9 acres.
Number of Buildings: One.
Building Sizes: Original: 15,000 square feet; addition: 10,970 square feet.
Building Height: First floor, 32’ 2”; total, 32’ 2”.
Basic Construction Type: Addition.
Foundation: Cast-in-place, reinforced concrete, slab-on-grade. Exterior Walls: CMU, brick. Roof: Metal. Floors: Concrete. Interior Walls: CMU, metal stud drywall.

Project Team

Civil Engineer: Hamilton Engineering & Surverying, Inc. - 3409 W. Lemon St., Tampa, FL 33609
General Contractor: Walbridge Company - 9942 Currie Davis Drive, #H, Tampa, FL 33619

The original 15,000 square foot regional library has long been one of the busiest branches in the Hillsborough County, Florida system and was greatly in need of expansion. The 10,000 square foot addition and interior renovation was commissioned to allow the building to better meet the needs of the community and provide flexibility to meet future program and technology changes.

The expansion contains new Reading, Children's and Multi-purpose areas. An existing art glass installation was relocated into the expansion. Playful art glass tones are complemented by new carpet, paint selections, whimsical furniture and shelving in the Children's area. A new Community Room, Pantry and restroom facilities occupy the north end of the addition. These areas are directly accessible from a new exterior entrance to facilitate after hours community functions. The interior renovation contains a new vending café, bookstore and Teen area located adjacent to the main entrance lobby.

The new construction was configured to work within existing vehicular and pedestrian circulation and preserves the unique natural characteristics of the site. The exterior of the addition continues the aesthetic image of the existing building. New standing seam metal roof, brick masonry, aluminum windows and stucco alcove element match the existing library. The result is the appearance of an expanded and updated building rather than an obvious break between old and new.

Product Information
Roofing: Englert
Entrances & Storefronts: YKK AP America
Windows: PGT
Flooring: Tandus Carpet, Burke VCT, Daltile
Drywall: Lafarge Lighting: Cooper


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