Singer Architects

Singer Architects

Fort Lauderdale, FL


Hollywood Community Library

As part of the $140 million dollar Broward County Bond Program SingerArchitects was commissioned to design a 30,000 square foot library.  The City of Hollywood donated the northeast quadrant of their City Hall Circle located on Hollywood Boulevard for the Library’s site.  To accommodate the growing City’s needs, a second floor is planned as the new City Hall Annex to house City offices.


The building is integrated on the site to capture views, with generous glazing, of large existing     hardwood and Royal Palm trees. The facility   addresses the implementation of the Circle’s Master Plan by locating the main entrance adjacent to the proposed Civic Mall. 


Design elements of the Library include an east facing light well that harnesses useable daylight within a tall reading space and provides shading from the strong South Florida sun.  At night the light well transforms into a lantern by utilizing high efficient lights that draws visual interest from passing vehicular traffic. Covered walkways provide weather protection for   visitors and additional shading of the interior at critical times of the day.


Because of the collaborative nature of the facility between the City and County, the lobby houses a multipurpose room, conference room and restrooms that may be utilized by community groups after      normal business hours.


Bright accent colors, transparency and protected walkways of the exterior invite library patrons to a   creative, lofty, and rich experience inside.

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Status: Built
Location: Hollywood, FL, US
Firm Role: Architect of Record