Client: Town of Wilton
Completion Date: 2009
This project earned two awards: the Connecticut Library Association's Excellence in Public Library Architecture Award and the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award. The Library Association needed to expand its facility to better serve as the cultural hub and “living room” of the community. TSKP STUDIO was chosen by the Association because of its award-winning architecture in the modernist tradition, and successful design of Wilton’s Cider Mill School. The building program more than doubles the size of the existing building with 33,000 sq. ft. of new construction and 17,000 sq. ft. of renovation. In addition to traditional areas, there are spaces for: computer training, local history materials, a gallery, quiet study, teens, children’s arts and crafts, media, and storytelling, and an acoustically tuned multi-purpose room with direct access to a spacious courtyard. The design sensitively builds on and enhances the original 1974 design by Eliot Noyes.