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Ramsey County Library Roseville

Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle, Ltd. (MS&R)

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Project Name

Ramsey County Library Roseville


2180 Hamline Avenue North


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Year Completed



74,175 sq. feet


Ramsey County Library


  • : Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd.
  • Electrical Engineer: Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Engineering Design Initiative, Ltd
  • Civil Engineer: Pierce Pini & Associates, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect: Damon Farber Associates
  • James Larson, AIA
  • Elert & Associates
  • General Contractor: McGough Construction Co.

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Project Description

The busiest library in Minnesota was dark, dated, unwelcoming, and inefficient. A much-needed renovation and second floor expansion completely transform the 1990s building. The design uses the addition of daylit open spaces and views to the outside to accomplish the transformation. Open sight lines, efficient space layouts and technology, and select use of color provide clear wayfinding, accessibility, and self-servicing. The project is LEED Gold certified. A key sustainable strategy entailed reinvesting in the existing site and reusing 75% of the existing structure. The designers also selected regionally-produced and recycled materials. High efficiency systems save water and energy.
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