EDA led the North Branch Library through a process to identify opportunities for improvements based on a rigorous evaluation of systems and resources. The resulting recommendations and implementation plan took the form of a new entry and rear façade, updated seating and quiet study areas, a new collection system, modern computer stations, and comfortable workspaces. EDA is responsible for effective coordination of consultants as the design team redesigns and refurnishes the space to brand the library as a place for innovative thinking and quiet reflection.
The design team engaged in collaborative community and user input in order to uncover needs of everyday users and overlay them on best practices for library planning. The team also planned construction services to accommodate an active running library.