Catalog #
Project Name
Categories
Completed Date
3038
Midvale Senior Center
Cultural, Public
2015
2989
Weber County Library North Branch
Cultural, Public, Tenant Improvement
2018
2759
Weber County Main Library
Cultural
2018

2759

Name
Weber County Main Library
Location
Ogden, Utah
Date
2018
Client
Weber County Library System
Client
55,000 SF

EDA’s renovation of Weber County Main Library married the needs of a library in the digital age with the preservation of a gem of mid-century modernist architecture. Through the remodel, EDA helped guide the transformation of a historic example of Utah Modernism into a state-of-the-art library considered for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.

The architectural significance of the building, combined with its importance to the community, necessitated a design process that engaged fully with Ogden’s citizens, leaders, and library staff. EDA developed a design concept, and led a series of workshops with key community stakeholders to ensure support. A carefully developed phasing plan enabled crucial library and community functions to continue during construction, while maintaining the integrity of the collection.

The design integrates a new plaza that connects the library to nature, and features new entries and windows that open the building to the community through contextually sensitive architectural features. Automated systems provide a strong functional backbone to the LEED-silver building.

0604
Antelope Island Visitor Center
Cultural, Public
1995