Akron-Summit County Public Library - Richfield Library

CBLH Design was selected to design the Richfield Branch Library for the Akron-Summit County Public Library system, a rapidly expanding municipal service of Summit County. The design concept for this library is meant to be instructive for its users as well as entertaining.

Important aspects of the project include functionality, building image, schedule and budget. The design solution allows for good sight lines to all points of the library from the circulation desk, a rural “barn like” design to blend in with the rich history of the surrounding community as well as standard construction methods to aid in the budget and construction schedule.

In addition to meeting the typical needs of the patrons, the building also enlightens its visitors on how barns were constructed while utilizing modern materials.

Location I Richfield, Ohio
Area of Project I 12,000 SF
Cost of Construction I $1,519,000 (including furnishings)