akron-summit county public library

Main Library

Akron, Ohio

The 247,000 SF library building project involved the addition and renovation of Akron-Summit County Library’s existing 135,000 SF Main Library Building built in 1970. The new addition negotiates the 25 foot difference in elevation between High and Main Streets. A three-story atrium along High Street affords natural light to the lower Main Street level. The building includes advanced applications of technology and communication systems.

Numerous community spaces are provided, including a 425-seat auditorium, a café, a bookstore, public meeting rooms and art exhibition spaces. An interior link to a new adjacent parking garage along High Street resolves into a new pedestrian ramp, creating protected access to the three-story addition. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.
CONSTRUCTION METHOD
Construction Manager

PROJECT COST
$57 Million

OWNER
Akron-Summit County Public Library

GREAT PEOPLE. PROVEN RESULTS.

The Ruhlin Company  |  6931 Ridge Road  |  P.O. Box 190  |  Sharon Center, Ohio 44274  |  Phone: (330) 239-2800  |  Fax: (330) 239-1828