Fountaindale Public Library

Library design and construction was funded through a successful public referendum.

District Public Library

Suburban Civic Campus

A rational, structural grid based on bookstack dimensions underlies the building’s plan to assure efficient planning in collections areas. The organically shaped perimeter merges the building with surrounding parkland. The building achieved LEED® Gold certification through the performance-driven design of architectural and mechanical systems.

The library opens up as one ascends. A rustic wood canopy leads visitors into the lobby where a sloping wood ceiling opens to the main stair, which is organized around an LED-lit glass tube that extends the full height of the library. The top floor has the character of an aerie, enclosed by custom fritted glass that casts forest-like shadows on library interiors.

The community imagined the building as a library in the park.

Bolingbrook, IL

Square Footage
110,900 square feet


  • AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award
  • American Society of Interior Designers Design Excellence Award
  • Brick in Architecture Award