Join us for a site tour of the City of Norman’s new Central Branch Library. The 78,000 square foot facility furthers Norman’s citizen-initiated proposal “Norman Forward” to fund and create quality of life projects for the community. The library serves as a new town hall with shared community spaces, conference rooms, technology labs, genealogy research workspace, and multipurpose rooms that can accommodate a wide range of community programs. Learning opportunities are supported by highly flexible spaces for collaborative learning, new education models, digital literacy, and information sharing, including a makerspace along with traditional media.
Careful site planning and solar orientation respond to environmental conditions while allowing for porous access at the ground level from three entry points. The courtyard serves as an extension of Acres Park and provides outdoor programming for the highly visible children’s library. It features a commissioned sculpture entitled “Unbound” created by London artist Paul Cocksedge. Seeking LEED-NC v.3 Gold certification, the project features a visible stormwater management system with interpretive signage to educate visitors about the process, optimized daylighting and shading, and orientation of the building on the site to mitigate solar gain.
Snacks and beverages will be provided
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An MSR Design principal architect, Matt Kruntorad has 22 years of professional experience with an emphasis on design excellence. He has focused his career on exploring ways to integrate sustainability into the design process and into responses to clients’ needs to create high-performing buildings. For example, Matt incorporates innovative use of daylight in his projects, resulting in great architecture inside and outside. Matt brings design leadership to a wide variety of project types, including municipal buildings, cultural facilities, park buildings, office space, higher education facilities, private residences, and libraries.
In addition to his professional practice, Matt was adjunct assistant professor at the University of Minnesota College of Design 2003-2010 and assistant professor at the Oklahoma State University School of Architecture from 2000–2003. Matt holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and is a LEED accredited professional.