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Dr. B.L. Perry Library Expansion involved an approximate 3,000 square foot addition onto the rear of the existing 9,500 square foot facility. Built in 2000 but due to continuous patrons’ growth and needs, an expansion was approved by the County to better serve the community. BFBA was hired to provide the professional services for the expansion.
The project consisted of creating a seamless expansion on the east of the building extending over the entire width of the structure. The new space shall be an extension to the existing open main collections area and provide for sixty computer workstations, a new home for the media collection as well as new reading areas. The existing main collections area was reconfigured to provide for additional reading and study areas and to incorporate a dedicated story-telling area for little children. The new façade incorporated elements to match with the existing specifically a central storefront highlighting the existing east/west axis and vaulted ceilings. The expansion’s roof consisted of a metal roof system to match the existing system and it extended over part of the existing gable over built-up metal framing to create a continuous roof line.
Cost: $1 Million
Owner: Leon County Facilities