The final design drawings for the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Joint Facility will be posted here, on the project website, in the coming weeks. These final designs by Diamond Schmitt Architects, in joint venture with Ottawa partner, KWC Architects, reflect one of the most inclusive engagement processes undertaken for any public building in Canada. The resulting designs incorporate recommendations for accessibility, inclusivity, sustainability and Indigenous representation.
The designs were presented to the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Following the OPL Board meeting, the final design plans will be presented to the National Capital Commission Public Board of Directors on April 22, 2021, and then to the public in the coming weeks.