Eugene Public Library
A Long Lasting Library: Engineering a new library facility with a 100-year lifespan
DCI Engineers provided structural design services for this multi-level building project, which also contains underground parking. The library is three stories above ground with a parking garage below grade.
- Interior has striking two-story high volume opening with an enclosed circular monumental stair.
- The building is fully wired for technology at any point on any floor, except the underground parking garage.
- Computerized book handling system automatically scans, processes and sorts books as they are returned.
- Concrete joist framing system was chosen to support the library stack loads with minimal overall structural depth and the ability to conform to the curves of the architectural floor plan.
- Concrete also has the advantage of thermal mass to assist in balancing heating and cooling of the building.
- Roof structure designed with steel so that the arched architectural form could be achieved.
AIA 2003 People’s Choice Award
OCAPA/ACI 2002 Award
Hammurabi 2003 Award of Excellence for Excellence in Design and Use of Masonry
Northwest Constructions 2002 Best of Oregon Public Projects Honorable Mention