RATIO’s inclusive process engaged the library’s strategic steering committee as well as key stakeholders, staff and community members to learn how the space could better meet their needs. The CCPL’s dynamic, new vision addresses programming issues identified by the Library and provides an approach to align the Library with the continued growth of the city. Elements of the vision include an expanded facility with a re-conceptualized interior layout featuring enhanced open social areas, additional seating capacity, increased event space, and a new parking structure.
In response to increased population growth, the Carmel Clay Public Library (CCPL) selected RATIO to design for the renovation and expansion of the existing facility. This library has provided more than 100 years of service to the Carmel community and has made it their mission to inspire lifelong discovery, facilitate collaboration, and connect people with resources.