Fairport Public Library

In collaboration with SWBR in Rochester, NY, Tappé Architects designed a comprehensive renovation to the 25,000 sqft 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 new identities and technologies. The patron service points were reinvented for efficiency and to improve the welcoming quality while supervising relocated entrances.