Indian Creek Library
The Olathe Indian Creek Library
adaptive reuse project is a
story of transformation.
CLIENT: Olathe Public Library | LOCATION: Olathe, Kansas
KCBJ Capstone Award for Adaptive Reuse
AIA KC Citation Award
AIA San Mateo County Honor Award
AIA Central States Honor Award
Completion Date: October 2019
PROJECT SIZE: 46,000 SF
This model is defined by a change in library services to focus on content creation rather than consumption.
At the library’s entry, users are greeted with a maker space, a cafe, a conference center, and a flexible workplace environment—with traditional library programs, reading spaces, and collections experienced deeper within the library.
In this way, the Olathe Indian Creek Library becomes a community hub, creating an asset far more valuable than that of a traditional public library.