Reisterstown Library Renovations
JMT Architecture performed a study and renovation for the 14,000 SF Historic Reisterstown Branch Library. Originally built in 1820 with additions in 1969 and 1995, as well as an elevator in 2005, the building needed major interior renovations.
Baltimore County asked us to perform a study that assessed window repair/replacement, brick and mortar repair/replacement, courtyard modifications/roof enclosure, floor finishes, cabinetry/built-ins, wall base, existing stairs, historical materials, roof structure, building foundation, brick veneer, and HVAC. As a result of the study, JMT Architecture was asked to perform the renovations incorporated in the study.
New interior design finishes were part of the scope to lighten up the finishes and bring in more natural light. The courtyard was enclosed with skylights allowing year-round use, stairs were added near the front entrance for access to the second floor, which house a meeting room, a history room and a new kids space.
All the finishes were bright and inviting aligning with BCPL branding colors with additional colors added to the flooring in the children’s area. Our new designs created more flexibility, improved flow and brightness for the library and the community users.