St. Thomas – We have an Architect!

At a special Board meeting held September 2nd, 2010, the St. Thomas Public Library Board confirmed the selection of Chamberlain Architect Services to provide design services for the Library’s Revitalization project.

A selection committee, composed of a City representative, two library staff and a Board member, made the recommendation based on Chamberlain’s extensive experience in library design. Recent Library building renovations and new construction projects include St. Mary’s, Fort Frances, Shelburne and Lincoln Public Libraries, and Norwich Library and Children’s Centre.

“I have utmost confidence in Chamberlain to go a great job, on time and on budget,” said Board representative Terry Metcalf.

According to the committee, the Chamberlain proposal was well thought out, demonstrating a commitment to communication with clients, attention to detail, and fiscal responsibility.

Heather Robinson, who will be the Library’s Coordinator on the project, was very excited. “It’s obvious that Chamberlain has best interest of St. Thomas at heart. That came shining through their proposal. They want to give the people of St. Thomas a library that meets their particular needs and that will make them proud.”

 We thank everyone for completing our Revitalization surveys all summer.  The data collected will give us a much better idea of the needs of the community and will be pivotal in decisions that we will make with the Revitalization Project.

At the Special meeting, the Library Board also viewed options for a new logo. A decision on the design of the Library’s new logo is pending.

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