A Once-in-a-Generation Renovation

The Anchorage Public Library is preparing for a once-in-a-generation renovation of the Z.J. Loussac Library, a vital and beloved Anchorage institution. The Loussac Renewal is a large, multi-year project that will be completed in multiple phases.

The first phase, a facility master plan, began in April 2012. RIM Architects has assembled an extraordinary team of designers, planners and library experts from across the country to develop an inspiring long-term vision for the facility and launch the generational renewal of our beloved community landmark. The second phase of the project, a design outcome of the master planning effort, will be a new main building entry signaling a new “front door” to enhance customer service, to create community engagement, to be climate sensitive, and to provide safety and accessibility.

The plan depends on a high level of community engagement and we need your support! The Facility Master Plan process will have several opportunities for community engagement, including workshops and online forums.

Loussac Facility Master Plan: Community Workshop Part 1
Tuesday, May 15, 6-8:30 pm
Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers

Purpose: Following up on ideas from the 2010 Community Plan, the workshop will explore the community’s aspirations and ideas for the future of the Loussac Library. The results will become the guiding design principles for the Facility Master Plan and design initiatives.

Loussac Facility Master Plan: Community Workshop Part 2
Tuesday, June 12, 6-8:30 pm
Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers

Purpose: The project team will present the results of their research and initial community input and share several scenarios for the Loussac Library that explore new spaces and concepts for the building.

For more information, contact: loussac@anchoragelibraryfoundation.org

Anchorage Public Library provides resources to enrich the lives and empower the future of our diverse community, while preserving the past for generations to come.



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