Fairport Public Library

In collaboration with SWBR in Rochester, NY, Tappé Architects designed a comprehensive renovation to the 25,000-SF Fairport Library. Located in retail space on the basement level of a 1970’s small town shopping mall. A completely new look was combined with much improved access to daylight by adding windows and a new entrance on the Erie Canal. We also developed a “living edge” strategy which places the primary patron spaces on the perimeter with the collections relocated concisely on the interior. Teens and children’s spaces are infused with a new identities and technologies. The patron service points were reinvented for efficiency and to improve the welcoming quality while supervising relocated entrances.