JPR worked with the Town of Walkerton and the Walkerton-Lincoln Township Public Library to design a new media center. Furthermore, the Town’s existing library was undersized and outdated, and there was a need for additional space to provide youth development programs for the community. To meet the requirements of this OCRA Grant funded project, the design team had to incorporate new ideas and concepts for natural light, efficient LED lighting, and HVAC systems.
The proposed building consisted of a 5,300-square-foot wood framed structure with an outdoor patio space. A centralized open area, large meeting room, and teen and children’s room provides flexibility for several youth outreach and public programs. The new media center aims to provide a warm, comfortable atmosphere with energy efficient building systems and provisions for incorporating new technology for the various building functions.