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SCC ConstructionManagement Group served as constructionmanager for 5,500 s/f library LHSA+DP and Stalco Construction complete $2.8 million redevelopment P

in 1976. The Children’s Li- brary serves more than 7,600 children and parents through- out the year. The library’s goal was to renovate the children’s roomwithout using any tax as- sessments or issuing any bond, so as not to put a tax burden on local residents. Instead, the Library raised $1.5 million from private donors from the local population. One of the largest such donations came from Domenick “Don” Vultag- gio, the co-founder of the lo- cally based company AriZona Beverages USA. The rest of the cost came from the Library’s

existing funds. "The Children’s Library was last renovated 20 years ago and had become outdated. We wanted to develop a cre- ative space that incorporated technology and addressed the many learning styles of children of all ages,” said Nancy Curtin, Port Washing- ton Public Library Director. “The design and construction team delivered an extraordi- nary Children’s Library that has thrilled children, their parents, and staff members alike,” she continued. “We demolished the en-

tire children’s area and then worked to bring a smart new design, furnishings, and tech- nology to children of all ages to help them learn, explore, and create. The new space features a high number of custom elements developed by the LHSA+DP team that aim at stimulating children’s curi- osity and desire to learn,” said Alan Nahmias , president of Stalco. To this end, the Stalco team built areas not only for reading and storytelling, but dedicated areas for creative and “messy” projects, in keep- ing with new and exciting trends in educational philoso- phy and programming. The new children’s section is now ADA-compliant, too. The office of Lee H. Skol- nick Architecture & Design was asked to revitalize the Children’s Library, making it more cheerful, child-and- family friendly and easier to navigate but the design does much more. Using a “Tree of Knowledge” theme, the Skol- nick team invented a colorful central icon that provides the space with a specific, playful identity as well as an intuitive wayfinding device that directs guests to the various program- matic areas of the library. Colorful wall graphics and inspirational quotes; modern yet comfortable furnishings; energy efficient lighting and natural daylighting; digital and open-ended hands-on in- teractives; a recycling center and highly effective acoustical treatment all combine to create a welcoming atmosphere that inspires a wide range of learn- ers, from the very youngest to their parents and caregivers. Lee Skolnick , founder of the firm, architect and design principal, explains that, “The 'Tree of Knowledge’–with its implications of both comforting shelter and the excitement of reaching out and exploring the world–becomes an even more powerful metaphor for the 'Tree of Life’." Stalco installed approxi- mately 90 acoustical panels in the ceiling to help tone down the inevitable noise from the various sections. The exposed-concrete ceiling (maintained from the origi- nal library design) features protruding beams separated by bays into which the team installed the panels. Lighting fixtures were installed into the acoustical panels. 

ORT WASHINGTON, NY —Port Washington Public Library, Lee H. Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership (LHSA+DP) , general contrac- tor Stalco Construction , and construction manager SCC Construction Management Group have completed the $2.8 million redevelopment of the library’s children’s section. The newly named Jackie and Hal Spielman Children’s Li- brary is fully modernized, and – at 5,500 s/f – slightly larger than the former children’s sec- tion, which was initially built

Port Washington Public Library Children’s Room. Photo by Ola Wilk/Wilk Marketing Communi- cations.

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