Sunday, August 30, 2009

Engberg Anderson Anticipates Final Design for Fitchburg Library by October

Link to August 13 Fitchburg Star article, "Architect says library design likely to change".

Excerpt: Huberty, who works for the firm Engberg Anderson, said his design has to accommodate several factors not included in the conceptual design, including a possible roundabout at the intersection of Lacy Road and Research Park Drive, the need for two entrances (one at Lacy Road and another facing the parking zone on the upper level), and one that will provide more flexibility than the L-shaped conceptual design.

The City Council approved the contract with Engberg Anderson when it met July 28.

Huberty said he has planned a "fairly aggressive" schedule to produce a final design in October, although it will take longer to flesh out the building's details.

He plans to meet with elected officials and focus groups in early September, followed by public meetings. He will then produce several conceptual designs for public review.

Huberty, 50, said he has worked on about half the 84 libraries designed by the firm. Many are located in Wisconsin, including the South Branch and the Sequoia Branch in Madison, the library in Lake Mills, and libraries in Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Green Bay, to name a few.

1 comment:

  1. They did a small renovation in Lake Mills. Not a full facility or addition.