Jackson, WY- The Teton County Library Board announced Wednesday that Gilday Architects with Humphries/Poli Architects will be the design team of choice for the library renovation and addition. The announcement was made at the Board’s monthly public meeting at the library on September 23.
“It was an incredibly tough decision,” said Library Board member Anne Ladd. “All the firms were extraordinarily well-qualified. However, Gilday and Humphries/Poli stood out as the top choice.”
Seven architectural firms submitted requests for qualifications (RFQs) in August for the library facility project. The Library Board selected a committee earlier in June to review the RFQs, interview firms and make an architect recommendation to the Board. The committee was comprised of library staff, board members, and community residents.
Director Deb Adams announced the committee’s architect recommendation to the Library Board on Wednesday, and the Board voted unanimously to support the recommendation.
In August 2008, voters approved the library’s proposition on the Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) ballot which asked for $1.5 million for the planning, design, engineering and initial construction costs of an addition to the main library facility at 125 Virginian Lane. The library will begin receiving these previously voter-approved funds by early 2010.
With the selection of the architectural team, the library will now be asking the community for input on a library renovation and addition. Initial community input sessions are planned for this October and November, with dates yet to be confirmed. The library will also provide in-house and online comment forms for community input.
To read more background and frequently asked questions or to sign up for regular email updates about the library’s main facility renovation and addition, visit us online at http://www.TCLib.org/addition or call Director Deb Adams at 733-2164 ext. 128.
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