Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library

Houston, TX

Project Description

The Houston Public Library System and their General Services Department, which serves as the design/construction manager, faced several challenges with the Robinson-Westchase Neighborhood Library built in 1991. Its durable exterior still looked good, but the rear-facing entrance and absence of windows did not support the library’s desired welcoming, friendly image. The 18,000-square-foot floor plan needed a major reconfiguration to accommodate the rapid and significant evolution of library services over 25 years. Also, shrinking maintenance and operations budgets called for even greater durability and improvements in visibility.