Kaukauna Public Library
The new Kaukauna Public Library occupies the first floor of the historic Eagle Mill, originally built in 1888. Working within the framework of the Historical Building Guidelines, the space has been completely renovated. During the design process, important architectural components were preserved while new functional areas were created. The space was made fully accessible, meeting all modern ADA standards. The new library features spectacular, panoramic views of the Fox River and the floorplan now incorporates both tradition and non-traditional library elements, including: community conference & meeting rooms, children’s collection and play area, tween/teen collection and computer area, adult fiction and nonfiction areas, indoor and outdoor reading areas, and private study rooms.
BSI provided interior design services and furniture. To meet the unique requirements of this innovative, new library design furnishings were selected from 16 different manufacturers. In addition, BSI designed and installed a Donor Wall display, furnished and installed mini blinds and Mecho shades, and specified and coordinated the installation of artwork and signage.
Project Size: 24,700 sq ft
Contract Format: Integrated Project Delivery
BSI Services: Interior Design, Finish Selection, Furniture Specification, Window Treatments, Artwork, and Signage.
IPD Partners: Cops Construction Eagle Graphics Embury, Ltd. HORIZON Design Build Manage Initial Impressions JAK Enterprises Lappen Security Short, Elliott, Hendrickson Architects
One of the things we looked for in a furniture vendor was a company and a sales representative that would be more interested in just making a sale. Fortunately, we found such a vendor in BSI and in Lori Curtis who was there for us from beginning to end. I found both quality and variety of BSI’s product line to be more than adequate to the range of our needs and budgetary limits. Lori and her staff were thorough and extremely helpful in design options and choices. She was present at the installation and quick to appraise and resolve issues. The installation crew was equally proficient and expedient as well as easy to work with and flexible in last minute changes. I would happily and wholeheartedly recommend BSI and Lori for any projects. ~Tony Wieczorek, Director