The Design Collaborative

Libraries

Farmville Prince Edward Community Library

Farmville Prince Edward Community Library

Central Virginia Library
Farmville, Virginia
The Farmville Prince Edward County’s Community Library is a 20,000 SF state-of-the art main library located in a public park at the edge of Wilck’s Lake in the [...]

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library

Norfolk Public Library
Norfolk, Virginia
The two-story, 31,000 square foot Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch sets a new standard for library services in Norfolk – a communityoriented facility filled with the latest [...]

Meadowdale Library

Meadowdale Library

Chesterfield County Public Library
Chesterfield County, Virginia
Chesterfield County’s new Meadowdale Branch Library is a 20,000 SF state-of-the art branch library that replaces the existing library. Library service features include a large meeting [...]

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library

Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Design Collaborative was commissioned to design a 95,000 square foot Central Library emphasizing library technology, flexibility, energy efficiency, economy and value. Public service areas are [...]

Moyock Library

Moyock Library

East Albermarle Regional Library
Currituck County, North Carolina
Currituck County’s new Moyock Branch Library is a 7,500 sq. foot library that combines the best of traditional coastal architecture and state-of the art public [...]

North Suffolk Library

North Suffolk Library

Suffolk Public Library
Suffolk, Virginia
One enters this new 22,500 S.F. library through adramatic two-story lobby. Natural light pours in through high clerestory windows. This public space features a variety of seating for [...]

Oceanfront Library

Oceanfront Library

Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach, Virginia
This 16,000 S.F. branch library is the second generation of a prototype design. 
The library service goal for these prototypes includes providing features that reduce the staff [...]

Princess Anne Library

Princess Anne Library

Virginia Beach Public Library
Virginia Beach, Virginia
This new 16,000 S.F. branch library is the first of a prototype design.  Scheduled to be built at multiple locations, the exterior design will be changed [...]

Prototype LEED Library

Prototype LEED Library

To reduce energy costs and carbon fuel consumption, this conceptual designs explore natural daylighting and cooling load reduction design strategies such as south-facing windows, roof top clerestory windows, roof overhangs, [...]