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Destin Library

Destin, Florida

The design of this award-winning 13,500-square-foot municipal library reflects the fishing and boating heritage of the City of Destin. Laminated wood beams express the structure, similar to the ribbing of a ship, while metaphorical masts rise to support the enclosed "hull" roof. Meetings occur below an arching ceiling of wood, reminiscent of nearby boathouses. The library provides opportunities for quiet reflection under a broad entry porch with views out to the windswept live oak trees that were carefully preserved on the site. The building’s soft moss green Hardiplank siding and natural metal roof harmonize with its older residential neighborhood.


Design Awards

Florida AIA Honor Award of Excellence, 2005


Northwest Florida AIA Silver Award for Excellence in Architecture, Commercial Project—Public Work Category, 2003

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