The overall project involved an expansion of all 4 library buildings within the Smithtown Special Library District. The Smithtown Main Library 6,000-SF expansion featured a new multi-purpose community room, new main entry, and new children’s library. It was designed to achieve a LEED certification.
The design process included input from the township, various community groups and local representatives. The intention of the design team was to maintain the original historic character with all architectural details, and to continue to reinforce this “traditional” style community building. Special consideration was given to site development. Existing ship mast locust trees were left undisturbed in the front lawn. The building addition is located at the Main Entry of the building but appears to be at the “rear” if viewed from the street. Parking and street access have been carefully re-configured to accommodate additional programs and associated traffic.