Cultural/Worship Best Project - Kaysville Branch Library
Kaysville Branch Library
Owner Davis County
Lead Design FFKR Architects
Structural Engineer ARW Engineers
Civil Engineer Bowens Collins & Associates
Mechanical Engineer Heath Engineering
Electrical Engineer Envision Engineering
Landscape Design In-Site Design Group
General Contractor Ascent Construction Inc.
The Kaysville Branch Library is the newest branch of the Davis County system. It is designed to serve all county residents by offering a wide range of materials and services. The building includes an auditorium, conference rooms, sitting rooms, quiet study rooms, computers and room for 100,000 circulating items. It also houses a collection of paintings by LeConte Stewart, a famous local artist.
Several design elements help to lower the building’s energy footprint. The team used an interactive software package to determine the most efficient depth for the roof overhang. Windows were oriented to minimize east and west sun exposures, and clerestory windows bring natural light into the center of the library, thus further reducing mechanical and lighting loads inside the building.
The library is located at the south end of the park on a prominent street corner and anchors the city’s Heritage Park. The new building helps to define the center of the recreational and cultural area.