The transformational design for the City of Hillsboro’s Shute Park Library began with a total reorganization of the library — inside and out. A new public plaza and transparent entrance redefined the west elevation, forming a strong, clear connection between the library and its surrounding park. A ceramic frit pattern with tree rings containing first lines to books selected by patrons and staff was integrated into the glazing, which conceptually connected the library to the trees, added a graphic dimension to the entrance, and reduced heat gain.
“David Wark and his team at Hennebery Eddy are architectural wizards, and we will be forever grateful to them for finding a way to take this important, well-loved, and interesting building and turning it into a modern, welcoming, and inviting space … I feel confident that our new layout at Shute Park Branch Library, which allows for more space for people to be here and use the library in creative ways, has given us that flexibility for the future that we desperately needed.”
— Hillary Ostlund,
Library Manager, Shute Park Branch