Region’s New Library
SSOE worked with the county on the design of the region’s new main public library. The building, designed using a square floor plan to increase operational efficiency, features two prominent street facades of glass and a central atrium.
A Significant Structure
Since its inception, Richland Library has been extolled by community leaders as one of the most significant structures built in the Columbia area in the last 50 years.
One-Of-A-Kind Building Features
Building highlights include the aforementioned glass facades and atrium, 42,000 square feet of space per floor, two wedged-shaped atriums with a central sky lighted free form pod, interior garden areas, spiral staircase, meeting and conference rooms, administrative office suites, and more than 750,000 volumes of books.