Fountain City Library

At the center of one of the oldest neighborhoods in Knox County, it was very important to the Knox County Public Library system that this branch library insert itself seamlessly into the surrounding historic neighborhood. The 11,500 SF facility, with its brick and precast concrete exterior, composite slate roof treatment, traditional detailing, and colonnade outstretched to meet passersby, offers a charming invitation to enter and browse the stacks. The open interior houses adult and children’s areas discreetly segregated through the minimal use of glazed partitions, furniture arrangements, ceiling treatments, and innovative decorative accents.

Project Details

  • Size:

    11,500 SF

  • Completed:


  • Location:

    Knoxville, TN

  • Client:

    Knox County Public Library System

Awards and Distinctions

2005, Metropolitan Planning Commission
Award of Excellence

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