Preliminary Designs

Exterior Views

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 Interior Views

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Sustainable Features

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Project Goals and Vision

The preliminary designs for the Library! at Bown Crossing were developed to meet the following goals and vision:

  • Provide a sense of place/community for the neighborhood and east Boise. 
  • Reinforce Bown Crossing as a destination point in the City with integrated pedestrian access and circulation.
  • Motivate community participation in the library with a commitment to public service with state of the art design and operation.
  • Provide a universally inspiring facility for all ages.
  • The design should be simple, logical and intuitive in operations, promoting easy access to useful collections, information and programs.
  • Create a building that is an experience that accommodates communication, collaboration, and self-service.
  • Provide spaces for active use and quiet contemplation and reflection.
  • Provide integrated, adaptable, and flexible building and technology systems suitable for future growth / expansion.
  • Reflect the history, natural habitat, style and environment of the Bown Crossing neighborhood.
  • Build a sustainable building incorporating efficient design, sustainable materials, natural light, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems utilizing local and regional materials.
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Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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