Provided civil and structural engineering design services for a new public library with an adjacent parking ramp located on a 4.75 acre parcel.
The new one-story, 40,000 square foot building is abounding with glass and detailed with Minnesota limestone. The contemporary-style building has standout features that include artful lighting, a broad vaulted ceiling and an outdoor reading porch that faces a pond. The construction system is steel beam and joist with a green roof.
The parking ramp is three-levels, 120,000 square feet, with 350 stalls. The construction system is post-tensioned concrete.
The site stormwater is collected into a storm sewer system which is routed into a city regional pond. The project included re-routing city storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water lines around the proposed parking garage.
The City designed a new road along the east side of the site. BKBM had to coordinate grades and utilities with the City to connect to the new utilities and road they were installing.
The project was designed to be LEED-NC Silver compliant, using Minnesota's B-3 sustainable design program.