Ponca City Library Renovation and Addition
The historic Ponca City Library was built in 1934 with a grant from the Public Works Administration for a New Deal project. Howard and Associates was hired to provide professional architectural services for the renovation and addition to the existing building. The design continued the grace and grandeur of the existing historic Mediterranean architectural building style. A new two story 13,000 square foot addition was designed and the existing 18,000 square foot building was renovated.
The new design included a large multi-purpose room, conference rooms, administrative offices, ADA entrance, lobby, vestibules and restrooms. Additional area included an information counter, audio visual center television studio and genealogy room. The shelving layout for all collections were reconfigured. Interior finishes and lighting were upgraded. A two story glass entry wall with an overhanging roof, arched brick colonnade and outdoor plaza were incorporated into the design.
Exterior renovation work included new energy efficient windows, repair of the existing building facade and roofing. The architectural style of the new addition blended with the existing historic building.
Using the distinctive design elements of brick arches, colonnades, cast stone and ornate terra-cotta moldings around windows gives a seamless transition between the appearance of the new and existing building renovation and addition.