Responsible design elevates communities. That belief is highlighted in the Indianapolis Public Library’s new Michigan Road Branch on the northwest side of Indianapolis. This branch created a new library service area in a neighborhood that had been previously under served. The design team, led by krM Architecture+, facilitated an extensive public engagement process to better understand the community’s program desires and service needs.
The beautiful design is simple, durable, and efficient. The main atrium is supported by a unique structural system that minimizes the roof profile. The structural system also incorporates enough windows for 90% of the public space to be naturally lit.