Ridgway Public Library

Ridgway, CO

The Ridgway Public Library is the nucleus of a vibrant rural Colorado community nestled in the San Juan Mountains. The Library District’s population is diverse and growing rapidly.In Summer 2018, HPA assisted the Library District in a (re)imagination process to create concepts for a potential renovation and addition to the current 4,650 sf library built in 2004.

With over 56,348 visits annually, the (re)imagined library envisioned expansion of every department, a whimsical new childrens area, quiet and attractive reading spaces, a multi-purpose room for library events, and an outdoor reading patio with views to San Juan Mountains, and improved staff work areas with a single service point.
The next phase consisted of a robust community engagement process, designed to test the options and work in groups to create user driven alternatives. Humphries Poli Architects used the input received to develop a final preferred concept consisting of a scaled floor plan and digital renderings of the renovated spaces. Design is currently underway for the renovation and addition.