Working with building design architect TEN Arquitectos, CORE created an interior environment that seamlessly integrates with the building design while celebrating DCPL’s forward-thinking approach to its facilities’ design and a multitude of programmatic offerings and services for the community. The library interior is an airy, bright, and inspiring modern space with soaring angled columns. Vivid accents throughout the library create an inspiring spatial and visual journey for visitors. The community’s diversity and history are highlighted by custom artwork from local artists Adrienne Gaither and Nekisha Durrett for the murals above the main reading room and within the children’s area. CORE’s LEED Gold certified design incorporates clearly defined areas for adults, children, and teens. The new books and browsing area features warm color tones (reds, oranges, and yellows). The distinctive pavilion in the children’s area, accentuated by cooler blue, green, and magenta color tones, defines the space while creating a sense of warmth and scale with the wood structure that wraps around it. The teen area is separated by lower book stacks and incorporates a technology bar and study tables. Other programmatic elements include a public meeting room to serve the community, a conference room, individual study rooms, and an open connection to an adjacent café.