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Nobles County

Library Study

Worthington, MN

Having designed earlier renovations to the existing Nobles County Library, VJA was asked in 2010 to study the building's ability to be expanded to support a proposed building program of approximately 32,000 square feet.  After a detailed analysis of building systems, available space and parking requirements, it was determined that expansion at the existing site could not accommodate long-term needs.


As a result, the team assisted county officials in developing a comprehensive list of criteria against which a variety of alternative sites could be evaluated.  After a preliminary analysis of 15 sites, four were selected for more rigorous scrutiny.  Preliminary site concepts similar to that shown here were prepared and associated costs were determined for four sites.