The Georgetown Township Library in the Grand Rapids suburb of Jenison, Michigan is a new two story construction that was added as a linked structure to existing civic office buildings. A double-height, welcoming entrance atrium provides open circulation to an enclosed children’s section that includes a separate large program room to meet the needs of the growing children’s program. Other program on the first level include a young adult section, circulation desk and AV multimedia. The open atrium stair leads to the computer area, adult collection, open study, enclosed quiet reading room, main conference room and staff offices on the second floor. Both floors of the building have small group study rooms to provide breakout spaces for collaboration. The new building more than double the space of the old library. Kirkegaard provided room acoustics, noise and vibration control and sound isolation.
Mechanical Noise Control
Room Acoustics Design
Progressive AE, Architect, Grand Rapids, MI