Franklin, MA The new Franklin Public Library celebrated its official ribbon-cutting. This project – managed by Daedalus Projects, Inc. – involved renovations to 23,011 s/f of the existing library, as well as the new construction of an 8,320 s/f addition. The current Franklin Public Library building was constructed in 1904, but the institution has been in operation since 1790 and is considered the oldest public library in the United States. The building features historically significant frescoes and intricate architectural details, the restoration and protection of which was a central focus of the renovation work.
With the new construction of an 8,320 s/f addition, the library gains much-needed space for meeting and community rooms, areas for children and young adults, and additional general stacks.
This renovation/addition project was designed by Lerner Ladds Bartels Architects and constructed by B.W. Construction Co., Inc. The Daedalus Projects, Inc. team was led by senior project manager Shane Nolan.
Daedalus Projects, Inc. has provided superior owner’s project management and cost estimating services out of Boston for over 28 years.