Pueblo City-County | Robert Hoag Rawlings Library

  • 109,000 SF
  • $17.5M
  • 2003
  • in association


  • 2006 Merit Award
  • American Institue of Architects
  • Colorado Chapter
  • 2005 Honor Award
  • American Institue of Architects
  • Denver Chapter
  • 2005 American Institute of Steel Construction Engineering Excellence Merit
  • 2004 Honor Award
  • American Institue of Architects
  • New Mexico
  • 2004 Honor
  • American Institue of Architects
  • Western Mountain Region

The expansion and renovation affords the library much needed space for their growing collections and expanding community programs. In addition to the library’s 300,000 item general collection, western history and genealogy collections, there is a special news/media exhibit and several public meeting rooms. Each floor has a civic lobby with a grand staircase, glass elevator tower and glass atrium. The main level entry includes an entry courtyard functioning as a community porch and a coffee shop/café.

The building itself is designed to be a landmark spanning across Mesa Junction with materials such as bronze, warm toned concrete and glass in a dramatic sculptural form. It is sited above downtown Pueblo, oriented for views to Pueblo’s downtown, Pikes Peak, and other local and geographical landmarks.

The plan of the building is like a propeller with centralized service points at the hub anchoring three reading room blades.

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3198 Speer Boulevard
Denver Colorado 80211

303 294 9448
fax 303 294 0762