The Chandler Unified School District developed a partnership with the City of Chandler Public Library that integrates a branch of the public library with the 19,000-square-foot library media center at the district’s new Hamilton High School.
Both Hamilton students and Chandler community members can use this new resource. Because the library is equipped with COST PER SQ FT$91.00FEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYLibraries/Media Centers separate entrances, students can access it via the interior Main Street corridor, while the exterior entryway can be used by the public after school hours.
The library’s visual character is established with a central ribbed skylight that bathes it with natural light. Organic-shaped soffits provide supplemental light, and the semi-circular perimeter of the library is lined with stacked windows.
The center has two computer labs, and the library is adjacent to the campus TV studios. The space also offers a children’s reading area and separate restroom facilities.
Photographer: ©Michael French