Emily Carr Library
A new library at Uptown, made for the modern era.
In collaboration with Wensley Architecture, we built VPL’s Emily Carr branch to reflect the changing services of public libraries in today’s technological environment. Bold, primary coloured drywall ceiling clouds and drop pendant lighting were added to create visual interest and to balance the multi-color stimuli introduced by the books. Bookshelves were placed strategically to create zones—seating areas, children’s section and computer stations—in this open concept space. A special attribute of this project is the adjoining outdoor reading garden for public enjoyment. Particular design consideration and construction also took place in order to integrate a new automatic book sorting machine into the exterior entryway and interior vestibule for public interaction and viewing.
Creative Collaborators: Wensley Architecture and Heather Kallos Interior Design
At all times in the Emily Carr Branch at Uptown project I valued the construction expertise provided by Story Construction. The construction team brought a wealth of experience to the project and the library felt well-supported by the expertise they brought to all decisions. Project pricing was one factor in choosing Story Construction. I believe the project was efficiently run by a team that works well together and kept the project at a competitive price.