The City of Winter Park is thrilled to start its next chapter with the building of a new 21st century, state-of-the-art library & events center for the community. In March 2016, voters approved the issuance of a $30 million bond referendum to finance the cost to construct this new facility.
April 24, 2017 marked the official start of the next chapter with the Mayor and City Commission approving the execution of its architectural contract. Winter Park is honored to partner with the world-class organizations below as we begin our #nextchapterwp.
- Audio interview with Sir David Adjaye conducted by Winter Park/Maitland Observer (June 20, 2017)
- Design architect David Adjaye to hold public dialogue for new library & events center (June 6, 2016)
- Adjaye wins Florida library commission – Building Design – (May 5, 2017)
- Adjaye Associates to design new library in suburb of Orlando, Florida The Architect’s Newspaper – (May 2, 2017)
- Acclaimed architect chosen to design new Winter Park library and civic center Orlando Rising – (April 28, 2017)
- Next chapter begins for city’s new library & events center with design led by Adjaye Associates (April 27, 2017)
“The new Winter Park library & events center will be a true community asset. We look forward to delivering an outstanding facility that will meet the needs of Winter Park residents for many years to come.” – Joel S. Pizzuti, president
The Pizzuti Companies is a recognized leader in the development, marketing and management of real estate. With operations in Orlando, Columbus and Chicago, Pizzuti has developed more than 50 million square feet of Class A office, medical and healthcare, retail, residential and institutional-quality industrial facilities throughout the Midwest and Southeast regions of the United States. Pizzuti also has considerable experience working with local governments in the development of creative public-private partnerships. Pizzuti Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary, boasts a staff with decades of combined public-sector work experiences. Pizzuti Solutions has provided Owner’s Representative and program management services for a wide range of project types, including public libraries, cultural facilities, municipal complexes, and courts and correctional facilities.
“The HuntonBrady/Adjaye Associates architects’ team is thrilled and ready to collaborate with the City of Winter Park and The Pizzuti Companies on the library & events center project. We are committed to make the design of this very significant new addition to our community a success.” – Maurizio J. Maso, AIA, vice president
Established in Orlando, Florida in 1947, HuntonBrady Architects is built on the integrity, values, and drive of founder Robert Murphy. A Harvard graduate from Charleston, South Carolina, Robert believed that successful design should stem from a clear understanding of function, space, performance, and expectation. Its success, portfolio, and reputation can be attributed to his ‘thought design’ culture that is still evident throughout the firm nearly 70 years later.
The people that make up HuntonBrady are among the most talented and passionate professionals in the industry. Their diverse experience and wealth of insight adds an invaluable element to every project and directly contributes to its influence as a ‘thought design’ firm. Today, HuntonBrady buildings are part of the landscape of Florida. Its projects are planned with rigor and logic, while also integrating thoughtful and responsive design that conveys life and purpose. To work with HuntonBrady is to experience innovation in architecture, to witness a passion for design, and to become a partner for success. Of everything HuntonBrady has ever built, its most treasured creation is excellence.
“Winter Park’s vision for this project truly embraces the continued evolution of the library in the 21st century. With a diverse program that recognizes it as a critical piece of cultural infrastructure, this will be a dynamic space for shared education, recreation and interaction. I am thrilled to be working with the city on a design that I hope can become a true beacon for its neighborhood, with resonance for the entire community.” – David Adjaye, founder and principal
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by founder and principal architect, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in London, New York and Accra and completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The firm’s largest project to date, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened this past fall on the National Mall in Washington D.C. Further projects range in scale from private houses, exhibitions, and temporary pavilions to major arts centers, civic buildings and masterplans. Renowned for an eclectic material and color palette and a capacity to offer a rich civic experience, the buildings differ in form and style, yet are unified by their ability to generate new typologies and to reference a wide cultural discourse.
Completed works include: the regenerative Morning Lane Arches retail corridor in Hackney, London (2016); Sugar Hill museum and housing development in Harlem, New York (2015); the Aishti Foundation arts and shopping complex in Beirut, Lebanon (2015); Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria (2014); Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2014); two neighborhood libraries in Washington DC (2012); the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO (2010), the Stephen Lawrence Centre in London (2007); the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver (2007); Rivington Place Gallery in London (2007); The Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo (2005); and the Idea Stores in Tower Hamlets, London (2004 and 2005) – two pioneering community libraries in London’s Tower Hamlets.
Some current projects include: One Berkeley Street, a £600 million mixed-use residential redevelopment in London’s prestigious Piccadilly area; the master plan for San Francisco Shipyard, one of the most substantial urban development schemes on the West Coast of the United States; a new home for The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; offices for the International Financial Corporation in Dakar, Senegal; and a substantial residential mixed-use scheme adjacent to London’s Traflagar Square.
“This is the true beginning to our next chapter. With the team’s incredible talents at work, we are confident that the new library and events center will be one of Winter Park’s premier locations for education, business support and community collaboration.” – Shawn Shaffer, executive director
The Winter Park Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing the highest quality library materials, programs and services to those living in Winter Park and the surrounding communities. Founded in 1885 with a few dozen titles stored on the front porch of an early resident, the Library has evolved based on residents’ changing needs for information, education and entertainment. It now provides books, newspapers, magazines, audiobooks, music, videos, video games and software, as well as downloadable materials for use on smart devices and computers. In addition, it offers hundreds of programs each year for patrons of all ages.