Project Description

WHPacific (as ASCG) was responsible for the architectural and engineering design of a 1,900 square foot library addition and 1,000 square foot renovation of the existing library into a multi-purpose room for the Harold Kaveolook School. The library includes a librarian desk and check out counter, reading area, stack area, teaching area, AV storage and unisex toilet. We provided new electrical distribution, lighting, power, telecommunications, fire alarm and public address system extensions into the new addition and upgraded the ventilation system. Modifications were made to the existing wet-pipe sprinkler system. A glycol-based wet-pipe sprinkler system was added to protect cold attic areas and the new main entry canopy. The roof required extensive reworking in order to limit the amount of snow drifting and to cover both the existing entry and the new addition. The library interior features a suspended corrugated acoustic metal ceiling and exposed fabric ducts to give the space color and texture. To conserve precious budget dollars, rather than designing a new ADA ramp, the existing ramp was moved to the north school entry near the bus drop off area.