A month since our last update, and progress at the site of the Stanley A. Milner Library in downtown Edmonton has been moving along steadily. Cladding and glazing work has been advancing swiftly, with more and more of the structure now covered in a geometric array of metal and glass. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, front view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

Designed by Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert and Teeple Architects, the $85 million public institution has involved a major retrofit and top-to-bottom re-imagining of Edmonton's largest library. The new facility will have a strong focus upon the STEM fields, in addition to the arts, the library to include specialized rooms for tech (including robotics and 3D printing), music, art, and a presentation space. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, alternate view, image by Forum contributor Daveography

While some have compared the outer appearance (either favourably or not) to the ROM Crystal in Toronto, it is truly the interior of the new library which will shine the brightest. Three times larger than the original, the new and improved Stanley A. Milner Library will truly be a world-class institution dedicated to education, literature, science, and the arts. 

Stanley A. Milner Library, side profile, image by Forum contributor Daveography

The new library will also feature ample space, of course, for reading and studying. 4,000 square feet of study space, 1,000 of which will overlook Winston Churchill Square, will be provided, in addition to 2,500 square feet of community meeting space, the latter to attract guest speakers and lecturers. 

SkyriseEdmonton will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Architecture | Tkalcic Bengert, Teeple Architects