Staunton Library Awards Contract to Develop Space Study

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

STAUNTON,Va. (WHSV) -- The Staunton Public Library has announced that BCWH Architects and its strategic library design partner, Tappé Architects, have been selected to develop a space study for the Library.

BCWH is a Richmond, Virginia based, award-winning full-service architectural, interior design, and landscape firm with a 28 year legacy of design excellence and outstanding client service. Tappé Architects is a nationally recognized leader in the planning and design of public and academic libraries.

The two firms have collaborated on the recently completed renovations to the Waynesboro Public Library and Henrico County‘s Gayton Library Branch. Currently, the firms are designing the new Libbie Mill Library and Varina Area Library in Henrico County.

Other recently completed BCWH projects include the new Fluvanna County High School, Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Academic Learning Commons and the Clover Hill Academy in Chesterfield County.

BCWH will work with staff and the public to evaluate design alternatives to improve the Library. Ruth Arnold, Director of Library Services, said that the facility was built as a school in 1916 and renovated to be the Library in 1994.

“It’s time to adapt our wonderful building to the many changes in technology and library service now required in the 21st century,” said Arnold.

To gain information on the library needs of the public, an online survey will be available for patrons, and several community meetings will be scheduled to solicit input. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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