In today’s tough economic times, many cities throughout the nation are faced with difficult decisions regarding how to provide new amenties for their ever-growing population. The city of Monterey Park chose to renovate their existing library and give it a much needed face lift. Built back in the 1950s, the recently renovated Bruggemeyer Library has been a welcomed addition to the community of Monterey Park.
The design group at Paul Murdoch Architects renovated and expanded the library into a functional facility that utilizes all the new space to provide several amenities its guests would ever need. The ceiling space is now open in areas which makes the library feel bigger and open. Roof girders are exposed and painted and the old and new spaces blend seemlessly together.