On December 15, 2018, a crowd of almost 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the newly completed Stoughton Public Library building and the rich history of this library organization. Designed by Finegold Alexander Architects, the 30,000 SF facility features program-driven areas that will provide permanent housing for the Library’s robust Adult Literacy / ESOL program, as well as large community spaces, a teen maker-space, and a 200-person meeting room.
When Daedalus was first hired to serve as Owner’s Project Manager for this project in 2015, the Stoughton Public Library was a 22,000 SF space with outdated building systems and inadequate facilities for the library’s extensive program offerings. Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), Stoughton had the opportunity to create a modern and efficient library building for its citizens.
The existing facility was renovated to improve accessibility, replace all building systems with energy-efficient solutions, and significantly expand the parking area. A 7,700 SF addition was also constructed, which features a 2-story front wall of windows and large, open community spaces.
Daedalus would like to specifically thank Senior Project Manager Thomas Gatzunis and On-site Representative James McGrath for their tireless work on this project. Thanks also to our colleagues at Finegold Alexander Architects and M. O’Connor Contracting, Inc., and all members of the Building Committee.
See footage of the new library and the ribbon-cutting ceremony here.
Size: 30,000 SF
Total project budget: $14.5 million
Architect: Finegold Alexander Architects
Contractor: M. O’Connor Contracting, Inc.