A former library located in Streamwood, IL, has undergone a beautiful transformation in 2009 by the hands of Frye Gillan Molinaro Architects. Much of the original structure of the building was maintained and the new project brought even more life to the library.

The combination of external exposed concrete and glass contrasting with an industrial-style interior, with apparent pipes and ceiling height in most of the building, as well as the white walls with some mixed colors bring happiness into the library. Besides the aesthetic issue, the Poplar Creek is a great example of using energy efficiency and sustainable construction.

Photography: Lambros Photography

The Poplar Creek public library gave all the team members the opportunity to comprehensively analyze the environmental effect of expanding the existing facility. It became all too clear that this was a project that should not only look towards the future but utilize the most current ideas in building technologies.

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

Poplar Creek Public Library

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