The Town of Weymouth has hired Tappé Architects to refine the preliminary library design and propose updated concepts for the building’s interior layout and exterior architecture, consistent with the library’s Building Program. The new program calls for demolition of the existing library, now more than 50 years old, and construction of a new building with an additional 17,000 square feet. Improvements to the library will include an expanded children’s department, a new local history center, a variety of study rooms and programming areas for different age groups, a comprehensive and scalable technology infrastructure, and a suite of public meeting rooms available for after-hours use.
Tappé was hired as project designer in March of 2018, and will provide the architectural, engineering, and other professional services required to prepare and bid the $33 million public library project. Tappé has designed, planned, and facilitated over 90 public, private, and academic libraries over the last 37 years. The firm is nationally recognized for its up-to-date understanding of trends and requirements in library design, and has extensive experience in inserting new facilities into existing traditional contexts.