As one of the oldest active firms in Rhode Island, LLB Architects has left its imprint on New England for over 80 years.

Our business is built on understanding the needs of our clients. By establishing solid avenues of communication, we arrive at the best solution possible.
This approach has enabled us to develop a portfolio of award-winning work that is as diverse as it is recognized for its excellence. In terms of library planning and design, a specialty of the firm, LLB Architects has been selected for numerous projects, including the Boyden Library, Bolton Public Library, Watertown Free Public Library, and Maynard Public Library.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to design all our projects, which simultaneously creates 3D and 2D information, stores detailed building data, and exports information as CAD files. We’ve also extended our architectural practice to include a customized database management system which has the ability to sort and organize building information for facilities management and future use planning.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss the hopes and dreams you have for your library.

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Library Design Services - Bolton Library

Library Design Services - Bolton Library

Bolton Library - Knitting the past and future together

The original 1901 library had been in operation for over a century without a single major renovation and the abundance of materials gained over the years led to a general lack of space for other traditional functions. Increased technology needs, such as internet access, and security measures also needed to be implemented.

Capitalizing upon the dichotomy of history and technology, program themes for each division relate back to the structures themselves. The cozy 2,000 sf original building houses reading spaces, meeting areas, and local historic materials. Programmed areas in the new 14,000 sf addition include circulation materials in fiction, nonfiction, young adults, and media, as well as a community room, technology spaces, administration area, quiet study areas, and a separate children’s area with a story and crafts room. Although the new addition is ten times the size of the original building, there was a strong desire to maintain the proportion of the historic library. The design for the addition is interconnected to the original through forms yet distinguished and functional. Several distinct styles were taken from the original structure and fused together, replicating materials to accurately reflect exterior themes.
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