Jarvis, Ontario, Canada

There were two challenges with this project. The first was to place a 7,000 sq.ft. (650 m2) building on a small, wooded urban lot. The second was to evolve an aesthetic which was contemporary but also fit with the towns historical homes and churches.

To fit the lot the plan was given a saw tooth configuration which allowed the building to step around the trees and the war memorial.

The exterior design took design elements and materials from the town's historical buildings and combined them in a more contemporary manner. The result is a community library which fits well into the fabric of the community and which also functions perfectly.