Leading the way in innovation, this project was developed between the Town of Queen Creek and the Maricopa County Library District.
The community-focused project features spaces that serve multiple functions, including adult, children, and teen areas; vibrantly colored, three-dimensional Mary Lou Fulton Children’s Center; four quiet study rooms, a private reading alcove, technology area; and administration spaces. Three, various sized meeting and conference spaces allow for flexibility to accommodate a variety of activities and events.
The Town of Queen Creek invited multiple user groups to a number of community meetings throughout the design process. The involvement of local residents was integral to the project’s success, who ultimately chose the final design from three concepts.
The library marks the first municipal building constructed under the Town of Queen Creek’s 2007 Green Building Policy. The heating and cooling system efficiency results in lower electricity costs. Low water-use fixtures are used throughout the building and run-off from the site is collected underground in a water retention system that filters the water before returning it to the aquifer.