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Z.J. Loussac Library Facility Master Plan


ZJ Loussac Library Facility Master Plan and Entry Design Team



Municipality of Anchorage


RIM Architects


Interior Designer:

RIM Design


Library Planner: 
Himmel and Wilson


Visioning, Branding, Design Consulting: 
Bruce Mau Design


Planning, Civil Engineer: 


Landscape Architect: 
Corvus Design


Structural Engineer: 
Reid Middleton


Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: 
Coffman Engineers


Lighting Designer: Candela


Library Technology Consultant: 

Carson Block


Cost Estimator: 


Loussac Library: Your Library. Your future.

Anchorage Public Library is preparing for a once-in-a-generation renovation of this beloved local institution. The first phase, the Loussac Facility Master Plan, is now underway. We need your ideas, stories and perspectives. Please join us for this dynamic community workshop facilitated by Bruce Mau Design.


Loussac Facility Master Plan:

Community Workshop Part 1
Initial brainstorming and feedback session
Tuesday, May 15, 6-8:30 pm
Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers

Save the Date:
Loussac Facility Master Plan:

Community Workshop Part 2
Presentation on initial results of community feedback
Tuesday, June 12, 6-8:30 pm
Z.J. Loussac Library, Assembly Chambers

Click here to download the flier to post at your school or business.




The Loussac Renewal is a large, multi-year project that will be completed in multiple phases. The first phase, a facility master plan, began in April 2012. RIM Architects has assembled an extraordinary team of designers, planners and library experts from across the country to develop an inspiring long-term vision for the facility and launch the generational renewal of our beloved community landmark. The second phase of the project, a design outcome of the master planning effort, will be a new main building entry signaling a new front door to enhance customer service, to create community engagement, to be climate sensitive, and to provide safety and accessibility.


The generational renewal process begins on the heels of the 25th Anniversary of the Z.J. Loussac Library on Sept. 14, 2011 and is a leading recommendation of the 2010 Library Community Plan. A consistent message from the 6,000 community participants was that a transformational renovation of the Loussac Library is critical to ensuring that the Library can remain relevant and competitive in the twenty-first century.


The plan depends on a high level of community engagement and we need your support! The Facility Master Plan process will have several opportunities for community engagement, including workshops and online forums. For more information, contact: loussac@anchoragelibraryfoundation.org



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