AL Library Design Showcase - Vaughn Civic Centre Resource Library

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by Phil Morehart, courtesy of American Libraries

The Vaughn Civic Centre (Ont.) Resource Library's sloped exterior cuts an impressive figure across the Canadian sky.  Inside the two-story facility, a plethora of tools for 21st century learning - 3D printers, a media suite, and audio and video recording studios - are available, while movable book stacks allow staffers and patrons to morph their needs.

Project: New construction

Architect: ZAS Architects, Inc.

Size: 35,572 square feet

Cost: $15.2 million Canadian ($12.2 million U.S.)