The city is excited about the building of its new 21st century, state-of-the-art library & events center. The final project design and $42 million budget was approved by the City Commission January 2020. Construction began March 2020 and finished fall 2021.
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 & Principal
Adjaye Associates was established in June 2000 by Founder and Principal, Sir David Adjaye OBE. Receiving ever-increasing worldwide attention, the firm has offices in Accra, London and New York and completed work in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The studio’s burgeoning global portfolio includes works at multiple scales, from large scale architectural projects; master planning and landscaping, to interiors; exhibitions; furniture and product design. Adjaye’s largest commission to date, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened in 2016 on the National Mall in Washington D.C.
In addition to the National Museum of African American History & Culture, selected completed works include: Ruby City, a new art center in San Antonio, Texas; The Webster in Los Angeles, a new flagship retail space for the luxury multi-brand retailer; The Ghana Pavilion at the 58th Venice Art Biennale; the Sugar Hill Mixed-Use Development in Harlem, New York; two neighborhood libraries in Washington, D.C; the Knoll Washington Furniture Collection; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, Colorado; the Alara Concept Store in Lagos, Nigeria; the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo, Norway; and the Idea Stores—two community libraries in London.
Ongoing projects include a new home for The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; 130 William, a high-rise residential tower in New York’s financial district; the new Sydney Plaza, a public plaza, community building and artwork in Sydney’s Central Business District; The Abrahamic Family House, an interfaith complex in Abu Dhabi; the UK Holocaust Memorialand Learning Centre in London; the International Finance Corporation, an office building in Dakar; and the National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra.
The firm has received widespread recognition for its contributions to architecture. Most recently, Adjaye was announced the winner of the 2021 RIBA Royal Gold Medal. Personally approved by Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Gold Medal is considered one of the highest honors in British architecture for one’s significant contribution to the field internationally.
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.
We are excited to work with a world-class team to bring the dream of the Winter Park Library & Events Center to reality. We enjoy being a local business partner within the City of Winter Park, and we look forward to building a showpiece for the city as well as gaining a new neighbor. – Jim Ellspermann, Regional Vice President
Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We’re skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we’re best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service.
Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 3,000 employees. Our 2019 revenues were $3.8 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2020.
City’s Owner’s Representative, Project Manager
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.
Winter Park Public Library
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. – Sabrina Bernat, 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.
Tourist Development Tax Funding
The project is funded in part by Orange County Government and the Tourism Industry through the Tourist Development Tax funding.
Winter Park is the city of arts and culture, cherishing its traditional scale and charm while building a healthy and sustainable future for all generations.
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