Bremen Public Library Addition and Renovation

The Bremen Public Library project consists of an addition, renovation of the existing building, and site improvements, which together enhance the library patrons’ experience, provide the public with more opportunities to utilize the library and meeting spaces, and bring the facility up to current ADA accessibility standards. The ground floor addition expands the children’s department […]

SJCPL – Main Library Addition and Renovation

RAMSA St Joseph Public Library South Bend Indiana IN Architectural Renovation Photos Robert A.M. Stern Architects

The 98,000 SF renovation and 40,500 SF library addition in downtown South Bend is designed to enhance the patron experience and provide additional community education opportunities. All three stories were updated creating more engaging spaces on the main levels.  The relocation of areas and completely updated finishes bring a more intuitive patron experience, state-of-the-art technology, […]

SJCPL – Main Library Digital Lab

The library needed a space where patrons would have access to unique equipment for the creation of digital works.  An underutilized area was reconfigured to accommodate printing equipment, display space, group seating spaces, four private recording rooms, and a staff workroom.  The library wanted the space to be a blend of an industrial-looking space and […]

SJCPL – German Township Branch Library

Nestled in a tranquil setting, the new library exterior emulates a whimsical cottage in the woods.  Natural stone materials and interesting exterior expressions create a unique, contextual image that complements the existing woodland setting.  These features also serve to highlight interior functions. Furniture and library services are arranged to create an intuitive learning environment. Large, dramatic […]


KEY FEATURES Complete flooring replacement Modification of lighting Installation of new ceiling panels Repainting of walls and refinishing shelving Construction of tree feature The scope of this project included interior design services for the Children’s Area of Marcellus Township Library. Arkos Design collaborated with the library to provide new room finish material options along with […]


The scope of this project included interior design services for the Children’s Room of White Pigeon Township Library. Light, neutral walls and ceilings keep the space bright, while colorful accents in the finishes and furnishings add fun and character. The neutral backdrop allows for the library to add seasonal decor. Where the amenities for older […]


The project included interior renovation of approximately 11,000 square feet of the Southern Michigan Bank and Trust Building in Three Rivers, Michigan, including demolition, reconfiguration of rooms, interior finish replacement, electrical modifications, new light fixtures, mechanical system modifications, and new restrooms. A key element of the design was the utilization of an existing bank vault […]


Interior finishes and service desks were updated to improve function and modernize the library. The central stair and staff areas were reconfigured to improve flow and allow for more patron space. A new exterior structure provides a check-in for outdoor programs.