When HBT Architects was hired, The Town of Mendon and The Mendon Library had been working towards creating a new Library for over ten years. With a successful bond vote and the receipt of a NYS Library Construction Grant in 2008, the plan took a dramatic leap forward.
In order to meet the funding time lines, the project will be accomplished in phases with the new building of 7,300 square feet recently completed and the renovation to be completed as funding becomes available.
The historic farms and mill buildings of the Town of Mendon and Village of Honeoye Falls shaped the exterior design of new building. The interior spaces reflect the Library Director’s goal of providing high quality programming and services to the users in a warm and friendly environment. It was the Library’s goal to build a building that would become “The Heart of the Community” with a design that was contextual and still a product of it’s time.
This project received NY State Office of Historic Preservation approval.
Photography by: David Lamb (photos 1,3-5), Scott Hemenway (photos 2,7,8)