Douglas County Libraries l Castle Pines Branch Library

  • 17,000 SF
  • $5.7M
  • 2016
  • in association

The library creates a true city square at the Village Square at Castle Pines commercial center, with specialty paving, an improved landscaped median and the development of ‘paseos’ between the buildings. The building embodies a modest plan organization: support spaces to the east; collections, seating and collaboration spaces in the middle; civic spaces to the west. The existing site topography is embraced and telegraphed in the building, yielding a series of split-level conditions that create rich spatial experiences within the modest massing of the building.

The entry lobby spans the building vertically, with two, transparent collaboration spaces engaging this space; upon entry a quaint, sun-light filled café-vibe realm is presented to customers and sets the tone for a journey through this intimately scaled building that leverages natural light, view lines and split levels to broaden experiences.

City of Castle Pines Administrative offices are accommodated in an office suite in the southern portion of the building.

The library embodies a contemporary design aesthetic that translates the progressive nature of Douglas County Libraries’ service to their communities: openness, transparency, connection and interplay are the core design propositions set forth.

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About AMD

We are a 50-person architectural firm located in Denver, Colorado. For over 40 years we have provided a full range of services including the planning, programming, and design of buildings for colleges, universities, schools, libraries, justice facilities, office buildings, cultural venues, and housing. We have twice been awarded the American Institute of Architects’ Firm Award “a distinguished body of work” and numerous local, regional and national design awards.

We believe architecture has the power to heighten human well-being and illuminate our cultural values. We are driven by a standard of excellence which provides the highest level of ethics and professionalism to our clients. We embrace thoughtful and responsible design in all aspects of our lives and we constantly strive to create buildings of architectural significance and responsibility.

Our work is developed within a collaborative atmosphere which cultivates research, analysis, and deliberation into judicious decision-making at all levels. Vigorous exploration of client goals is coupled with a detailed examination of their functional needs. This understanding is artfully transformed into three-dimensional space which inspires the daily life within the building. Physical patterns and the cultural fabric of each place are carefully studied to appropriately respond to each site’s unique physical and social context. Materials and systems are selected which respect and sustain our planet and the thoughtful expression of building craft and technology are economically integrated to bring the defining statement of character and identity for each of our clients.

AMD Staff
  • Paul S. Haack, AIA
  • Andrew G. Nielsen, FAIA
  • David C. Pfeifer, AIA
  • Joey Carrasquillo, AIA
  • John D. Graham, AIA
  • Ronald L. Mason, FAIA
  • John D. Anderson, FAIA
  • Curt F. Dale, FAIA
  • Cathy Bellem, AIA
  • Ben Blanchard, AIA
  • John Everin, AIA
  • Erin Hillhouse, AIA
  • David E. Houston, AIA
  • Suzanne Dupée Minear, AIA
  • Kristin O’Connell, Assoc AIA
  • Cynthia Ottenbrite, AIA
  • James R. Taylor, AIA
  • Dan Bishop, AIA
  • Stephan Hall, AIA
  • Peter Koehler, AIA
  • Ryan Lutz, AIA
  • Jenna Michieli, AIA
  • Michael Stesney, AIA
  • Todd Swarts, AIA
  • Kristina Winn, AIA
  • Julie Zurakowski, AIA