Milton Public Library

Milton Public Library

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Milton, Massachusetts


Like many towns in New England, Milton has a main public library built in the early 20th century under the influence of the reformers of the “City Beautiful Movement.” The Schwartz/Silver expansion is behind the original structure. The entrance to the historic library was maintained, but the new construction provides an opportunity to offer a more open and friendly library experience.

The addition/renovation project included the creation of reading rooms, a young adults’ room, an audio/visual room, a cafe, community meeting rooms, rooms for local history collections, a children’s library and preschool story area, group study rooms, and a collections areas for reference, fiction, and non-fiction.

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The lead architect on our project has been Angela Hyatt, and she has evinced an ability to understand what the owner wants; a familiarity with library needs; and with the special considerations of public projects, a sense of how each decision fits into the overall goal, and an absolute mastery of the details of an incredibly complex project and process.
— Phil McNulty, former Director, Milton Public Library, and current Director, Newton Free Library


Structural Engineer: Roome & Guarracino LLC
Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineer: SEi Companies
HVAC: SEi Companies
Civil Engineer: Judith Nitsch Engineering
Landscape Architect: Richard Burck Associates
Library Consultant: Jay K. Lucker
Cost Estimator: KV Associates
Photographer:  © Alan Karchmer