Renovations to the White Oak Library's Romeoville branch, 201 W. Normantown Road, recently won accolades from the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA).
Dewberry, the designer of the project, won an ALA Silver Award for updating the 1970s-era Romeoville library.
"The renovation of the White Oak Library District’s Romeoville branch optimized existing space by converting the basement level, previously used for library services, into a vibrant space for teens and adults, while also housing administrative and IT services," Dewberry said in a press release. "The main floor features a colorful children’s area, public meeting rooms, and circulation. The project doubled the usable interior space to approximately 46,000 square feet. The exterior of the circa-1973 building was also upgraded with a new perimeter roof fascia and a prominent civic entry portal that welcomes patrons."
The $6.3 million renovation was done in two phases, and completed in May 2012.