Dover Public Library Dover, Delaware

The new Dover Public Library is a careful balance of respect for the past and a sign of the future of this vibrant city. Scaled to nearby historic structures, the building simultaneously provides contemporary elliptical and cubic glass components that are welcoming to visitors.

  • Location

    Dover, Delaware

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  • Client

    City of Dover

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  • Size

    46,000 SF

To promote community engagement, the design includes meeting and reading rooms with an array of seating choices and malleable furniture layouts. Each space is a reflection of the city’s culture, from the “Dover Den,” a casual inter-generational spot for movie-watching, to the “Living Room,” a quiet, adult area overlooking a roof garden and the Capitol beyond.


AIA Delaware Design Award: Sustainable Design Additional Recognition, 2014
Associated Builders & Contractors of Delaware: Excellence in Construction Merit Award & Green Award, 2013