The Boudreaux Group
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  • Richland Library Southeast was redesigned with community input by BOUDREAUX architects
  • Richland Library Southeast taking advantage of outdoor community spaces, libraries are transforming
  • Southeast Library in Columbia SC engages their community with outdoor learning spaces
  • Boudreaux architects in Columbia, SC transformed an industrial building into a colorful open concept library
  • Richland Library Southeast promotes artistic expression throughout their new building
  • Boudreaux architects worked with Richland Library Southeast to create an engaging space for children’s books
  • Bringing the outdoors inside, architect Boudreaux designed a light filled space for the Southeast branch
  • Creating a teen space was an important factor in the design for Richland Library Southeast in Columbia SC
  • Libraries have become maker spaces for their community, Boudreaux architects design a space for people to create and feel inspired

Richland Library Southeast | Columbia, SC

A simple library housed within a pre-manufactured metal building finds vibrant purpose with a reimagined exterior facade amplified by key sculptural pieces that wrap the existing building. This exciting theme continues inside with vivid furnishings and finishes. Based on input from branch library staff, our design provides a renovation and addition that speaks to the needs of its visitors, featuring a Teen Gaming Lab, a Tinker Lab (for crafts and fabrication), a Community Forum space, and a Sensory Studio designed for kids with autism and early childhood education. In addition to the nearly 20,000 square feet of interior renovation is a 7,000 square foot covered outdoor space that extends the library’s program space. Complete with a bike repair station, artificial turf for outdoor Storytime, large fans for air circulation, and a platform area for performance, this outdoor component is transforming this community venue.

The design was a collaborative effort led by BOUDREAUX and included McMillan Pazdan Smith and Margaret Sullivan Studios.