Highwood Public Library
In 1976, the city of Highwood, Illinois, gifted its public Library, a former restaurant, and thrift store combined to become its permanent home. In nearly fifty years, the building has remained substantially untouched, due to the limited availability of public funding.
Despite the aging and deteriorated under heavy use, the Library has seen a steady increase in use and community importance over time. For residents, 62% of whom are of Hispanic origin, the Library is an essential dual-language resource and learning center. The goal of its Director and staff is to complete a full renovation of the facility, funded by a combination of public and private grants and donations.
Krueck Sexton Partners partnered with the Library on a pro bono basis to create a series of schematic designs and renderings to kick off their capital campaign.