Fort Vancouver Community Library
DAY CPM provided strategic project management consulting services for the new main library within the Fort Vancouver Regional Library system. DAY guided the contract administration and program management services during the pre-construction and construction phases.
The library houses an extensive children’s library with the third floor dedicated to Early Learning. Funded with the help of a $5 million donation, it’s the largest library-based early learning center in the nation. The library focused on great design, community, early learning, technology, adult learning, teens, green building, inspiration, creativity, and contemplation.
This five-floor building features an extensive use of natural light shining through floor to ceiling glass windows. Each floor is dedicated to key functions of the library such as book stacks, comfortable reading spaces, meeting areas, classrooms, computer locations, and administrative offices. A coffee cart, serving local coffee, tea, and pastries, greets visitors on the first floor surrounded by comfortable seating and shelves of “Lucky Day” books of popular titles. Comfortable places to sit and read or work, with plug-ins built into the tables welcome laptop users, writers and readers on each floor. The top floor enjoys a beautiful terrace with benches, plants and a great view of downtown, the Columbia River and looking on to Portland. The library was completed in 2011 and achieved LEED Gold certification.
Client: City of Vancouver
Dates of Service: June 2010 - July 2011
Project Size: 83,000 SF