Paris-Bourbon County Public Library

LOCATION: Paris, Kentucky

SIZE: 17,500 SQ FT (including new addition)

FEATURES: Addition to and renovation of the 1904 Carnegie library in historic Paris, Kentucky.

CLIENT: Paris-Bourbon County Public Library

TYPE: Renovation/Addition

AWARDS: Honor Award, AIA Kentucky, 2017; Merit Award, ASLA Kentucky, 2018

SUMMARY: This small-town library was long on history but short on space. EOP is restoring the 1904 Carnegie library to its former glory, removing incongruous additions and alterations while adding a complementary expansion to suit the library’s evolving role. The project brings natural light into the historic building, and creates a flexible and unified space for increased library programming.