Studio Kremer Architects

Studio Kremer Architects

Louisville, KY


St Matthews Library (branch of Louisville Free Public Library)

2019 AIA Kentucky Honor Award

Renovation/expansion of the branch with the highest circulation in the Louisville system. Renovation of 6,000sf of the existing City Hall building (formerly a school) and new construction of about 11,000 sf, the expansion gave a new identity to the library. 

Master planning of the full City Hall campus allowed clarification of entry points, and zoning of parking, circulation, and paths to maximize usefulness of open landscaped spaces. 

Addition provides open daylit space with flexibility as a goal - both anticipating a future where print media is less a focus while also accommodating the current growth in circulation of print media. 

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Status: Built
Location: St Matthews/Louisville KY
Additional Credits: Studio Kremer: Steven Ward, Richard Hart, Anna Finneran, Cate Ward, Ben VanDam
Swope Design Group: Jennifer Dumesnil, Jessica Adams
Carman: Ivy Clinton, John Carman
Slesser Engineering: Tom Lewis
CMTA Engineers: Doug Hundley, Carolyn Gumbel, Mike Rucker, John Willoughby