Denver Public Libraries: Cherry Creek
The Ross-Cherry Creek Branch of Denver Public Libraries is an elegant modern grid glass building designed by Reddy and Reddy, the same architectural firm responsible for the Stapleton Airport. The library first opened its doors in the year 1962 and since then has become a valuable resource to the surrounding community.
We were invited to work on a renovation for this library by our partners at Studiotrope, a Denver-based design firm. Justin Martinez was spearheading the project and we had worked with him on multiple occasions in the past, both in and outside of the Denver area. Justin is an incredibly talented and hardworking individual. He’s constantly looking for ways to use his architectural skills to invigorate communities. When we got the call, we were anxious to learn about his plans and be part of his continuing vision.
Working in collaboration with Justin, we created several new items of furniture for the library. This included mobile book displays, service points, checkout counters, and shelving units. In addition to these pieces, we also had a lot of fun creating some mobile book collection boxes. We designed the boxes to be spring-loaded so that the holding shelf would drop down as more books were added. This way, it would be easy for librarians to empty the boxes without having to reach too far.
We had a great time working and collaborating with Justin, as well as the librarians and board members at Denver Public Libraries. We hope to be able to work with them again in the future and are excited to see the library continue to grow and flourish.