Expansion and Renovation of the Library's Central Facility increased space to over 97,000 square feet. Constructed on a busy downtown corner in the heart of Kalamazoo, exterior materials feature limestone, granite and a 100-foot diameter copper domed rotunda. Completed in 1998 at a cost of $9.7 million, the design features distinctive use of holographic materials to support the Owner's mission to respond to the informational, cultural and leisure needs of people within the library district.
The project was completed through a Construction Management/Constructor contract format and Miller-Davis Company also self-performed the concrete work. The design team included David Milling & Associates, Kingscott Associates and "light artist", Michael Hayden.