Lititz Public Library
The vision of a new community library that was for a design to embody the “essence” of the proud historical town of Lititz.
To articulate this, the buildings of the beautiful Moravian Square and its immediate neighborhood that reach back eloquently to the community’s beginnings were referenced. The wall surfaces, roof forms, trellis structures, stone walls, gardens and window configurations found in these structures provided a vocabulary for the new library.
Combined in unique ways, these design elements relate to an earlier Lititz, but do so in the context of a new building (15,000 sf) configured to meet current needs. The familiar design references combine to produce a gentle, warmly welcoming building that celebrates the community’s past and its future.