Duluth Public Library
Pre-Design & Master Plan

In this much-needed upgrade to Duluth’s Main Library, Meyer Group coordinated planned improvements to the existing mechanical system and building envelope for efficiency, as well as, enhancing interior space functionality. Additionally, specification and construction documents with bid alternates were created for bidding. Through this project, a pre-design study was completed for an enclosed winter garden and skyway extension connecting the existing skyway system with The Depot and potential future location for an intermodal transportation hub.
SERVICES: Architecture
COST: Est. $1.5 Million
Duluth Public Library
Public Restroom Renovation
Meyer Group Architecture worked with the City of Duluth Library and Facilities Staff to create new, clean, and safe Public Restroom Facilities for the City of Duluth’s Main Library in downtown Duluth. The current restroom location suffers from security issues and concerns. The new location will offer a safer location with better observation, control, new low maintenance finishes, and lighting. Camera surveillance will be provided in entry location and public areas.
SERVICES: Architecture, Interior Design, Project Management
COST: Est. $250,000
Ely Public Library
Meyer Group worked closely with the City of Ely, Ely City Council, Ely Library Director, and JPJ Engineering on the brand new, 4,000 S.F., stand-alone, public library. The Library gave out surveys and did many focus groups to make sure the new library fit the community's needs. The Ely Library's Friends of the Library helped with fundraising for the new furnishing and helped gather donations to make this project possible. Meyer Group Architecture also assisted with getting the Public Library Accessibility and Improvement Grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. The new Library includes a children’s area, cozy seating nooks, private study rooms and a public meeting space. Additional considerations include: the selection of maintenance free sustainable building materials, the desire for natural light, patron comfort and security, and pedestrian access.
SERVICES: Architecture, Interior Design
COST: $1.4 Million
Cloquet Public Library
Addition & Renovation
The City of Cloquet hired Meyer Group Architecture to preform a Pre-Design for submittal to the Minnesota Department of Administration, a Building Access Survey as prescribed by the Minnesota State Council on Disability, and aid in the completion of the Minnesota Department of Education Library Construction Grant for the Cloquet Public Library Addition & Renovation project. The Cloquet Public Library is in need of additional space based on the population size it serves and the needs of its patrons. A large addition to the existing facility is being proposed along with renovations to the interior.  To meet this growing need in the community, the addition and renovations will include larger new spaces for Teen / Young Adult programming, Children / Youth Services programming, and a large meeting hall. All of these new spaces within the addition and the renovations center around the core values of the Cloquet Public Library.  
SERVICES: Architecture, Interior Design
COST: Est. $2.3 Million
Ironwood Carnegie Public Library

This historic Carnegie Library is located in Ironwood, MI. Meyer Group aided in the renovation of the timeless community landmark. Built in 1901, it is the oldest operating Carnegie Library in Michigan. In 2011, the Library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Meyer Group was asked to prepare a historic structure report that would show in great detail the history and the existing conditions of the current building. 

SERVICES: Architecture
COMPLETION: Pre-Design 2014