City of Show Low, New Public Library and City Hall Renovation

Show Low, AZ | 2010

The new Public Library is Show Low’s first purpose-built civic building and one of two major projects and streetscape improvements that are defining the community, creating a sense of place with the establishment of a pedestrian-oriented, environmentally friendly downtown.

The form of the 20,000 s.f. library reflects the tradition of lodge construction in the White Mountains with an environmentally conscious approach and choices of materials. A 150-foot clerestory window brings daylight deep into the main hall. The new building offers a 50% increase in capacity, with a second phase designed to accommodate future expansion.

The library’s former home is being transformed into Show Low’s City Hall, with the two entrances aligned in an axis to create a civic portal. The 25,000 s.f. City Hall’s highly flexible interior allows it to accommodate future technological and service demands.

The two projects follow the firm’s study of the City of Show Low’s long-term major public facilities needs.

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Inside Show Low public libraruy


  • Square Footage: 45,000 s.f.
  • Construction Cost: $8,000,000
  • > Plans

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Joe Herzog
Chris Nieto
Matt Winquist
Jonah Busick

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