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Ramsey County Library Roseville

Roseville , MN United States

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R)


Project Description

The busiest library in Minnesota was dark, dated, unwelcoming, and inefficient. A much-needed renovation and second floor expansion completely transform the 1990s building. The design uses the addition of daylit open spaces and views to the outside to accomplish the transformation. Open sight lines, efficient space layouts and technology, and select use of color provide clear wayfinding, accessibility, and self-servicing. The project is LEED Gold certified. A key sustainable strategy entailed reinvesting in the existing site and reusing 75% of the existing structure. The designers also selected regionally-produced and recycled materials. High efficiency systems save water and energy.


Project Details

Ramsey County Library Roseville
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Project Team:
    Jack Poling, AIA
  • Mechanical Engineer: Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd. 
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd 
  • Structural Engineer: Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd 
  • Civil Engineer: Pierce Pini & Associates, Inc.  
  • Landscape Architect: Damon Farber Associates 
  • Technical Detailing Consultant: James Larson, AIA  
  • Technology Consultant: Elert & Associates 
  • General Contractor: McGough Construction Co. 
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Specified Products

Una-Clad Standing Seam Metal Wall Panel

The new metal panels provide a nice contrast to the existing brick. They are also durable and low maintenance, in keeping with the brick.

3form Varia EcoResin

The EcoResin panels are a recycled material; the Crush Orange filters light to create depth, texture, and interest.



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