Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
Old Lyme, CT


This 1898 existing historic library in the Town’s Historic District had a stack wing added in 1937 and a children’s wing in 1961, even so, the current collection and needs far outreached the libraries capacity. The 1898 and 1937 portions were architecturally compatible and were retained in the new design.  The importance of a single level for all public functions required the demolition of the incompatible 1961 wing.  One of the primary design goals was to improve accessibility for senior citizens, parents with small children and to those with disabilities including children.


Addition / Renovation
7,000 SF Addition
8,000 SF Renovation


Principal in Charge:

Kenneth C. Best, AIA, ALA

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Massachusetts Studio
235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
F. 617.964.1701

Connecticut Studio
225 Oakland Road, Studio 205
South Windsor, CT 06074
T. 860.644.8300
F. 860.644.8301


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