Grand Opening: Petersburg Public Library
Enteros Design and the Petersburg Library Foundation are ecstatic to announce the Grand Opening of the brand new facility on Saturday, April 26th, at 10am. The 2 story, 42,000 sf building is located at 201 West Washington Street in downtown Petersburg. The library building includes all the amenities of a modern library, including areas designed specially for kids and teens, numerous computer stations, self check-out, reading rooms, study areas, meeting rooms, and a spacious outdoor reading terrace on the north side.
“The goal, from day one, was to design a building that would make Petersburg proud,” says Gil Entzminger, president of Enteros Design, and the Architect of Record. “We wanted to highlight all that makes Petersburg special.” One of the more unique design aspects that illustrate the Petersburg community include a grand mosaic located in the main atrium. The design of the mosaic incorporates 50 of the City’s historic properties, as well as scenes from Petersburg’s history. Even the manufacturing of the mosaic is about community–local mosaic company, Appomattox Tile Art created the incredibly detailed work of art.
Situated between 2 historic churches, the building needed to convey a monumental civic scale, without sacrificing the intimacy and comfort of a community library. By incorporating large expanses of glass, the building encourages two-way participation and transparency. And at night, the library will be lit up from within and shine like a beacon for the whole City.
Recent Blog Posts
Petersburg Family YMCA Breaks Ground
Everyone came out to celebrate the groundbreaking for the renovated and expanded Petersburg Family YMCA: from the families and foundations that made the building process possible to the teen leaders that are one reason the Petersburg Y is so deserving of a beautiful, expanded facility. As a Petersburg firm, we couldn’t be more proud to […]
The Blessing of St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall
St. Joseph Catholic Church has been an integral part of the Petersburg community for almost 200 years. In 2011, the church’s parish hall–a gathering place for fellowship, community, and prayer–was destroyed in a fire. This past Sunday, August 30, 2017, the Reverend Brian Capuano blessed the new St. Vincent De Paul Hall. Enteros Design worked […]
We’re officially part of the YMCA family!
Enteros Design has been working close to home with the Petersburg Family YMCA to update, renovate, and modernize their ageing facility. This project holds a special place in our hearts as the Petersburg YMCA works on a daily basis to improve the lives of our own community. Through their groundbreaking (and successful!) diabetes prevention and […]