Carnegie Library Renovation
The Carnegie Library is a treasured landmark in downtown Boise. The original building was built in 1904 and an addition was added in 1914, for a total square footage of 10,983 SF. This project is a renovation of the historic library as well as the building’s associated site. The library was placed on the National Historic Register in 1974. A specific goal of the project is restoration of the original reading rooms and stage area with its associated murals.
The original building use as a Library with large reading rooms, lecture rooms melds very well and serves as a guide for the building’s intended new use. The values of conveying knowledge, a vibrant arts culture and a community gathering place carry into the new building program of Event Space, Training and Lecture Rooms, and Art Gallery.