City of Madison, Alabama seeks an innovative design team to design a 21st-century library facility. The team will be expected to challenge current concepts in service delivery, assist in finalizing existing programming (provided by Providence Associates of Cottonwood, AZ) of the facility with increased reliance on state-of-the-art technology, and design a new facility or renovation/addition that inspires lifelong learning for all our citizens.
A successful project will require a design team that understands both the history of library services and that has a unique ability to visualize what technological changes might hold for the future of libraries. Madison wants not just to improve upon the existing in-town library facility, but to create a library building to reflect current and future library needs for all its various users. It is our desire that the design team take a strong leadership role and challenge the preconceptions of City staff, Library staff and our citizens in how best to invest the bond funds in bricks and mortar, technology, and furniture, fixtures and equipment in this new or renovated building. The successful design team will need to integrate the impacts on staff and other operational resources into the plan to maximize not just the construction dollars, but also the operating and maintenance costs that will follow the project.
City of Madison, Alabama, (“the Owner”) is seeking qualifications from professional firms/teams to provide architectural and engineering services for the construction of a new facility on a different site or a renovation and addition to the Madison Public Library currently located at 130 Plaza Blvd in Madison. The current library is 15,000 square feet. Once completed the new Madison Library is anticipated to have approximately 35,000 square feet; however, the projects square footage is of less importance than how the space is used. City of Madison has hired Turner Construction Company as the construction manager for this project and Providence Associates (a library consultant) for conceptual programming.
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