Contractor: Robinette-Burnett Construction Co.
Structural - ECI
Civil - Crist Engineers
Landscape - Ritchie Smith Associates
Mechanical - Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Plumbing - Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Electrical - Pettit & Pettit Consulting Engineers, Inc.
The design of the exterior indentations are a response to the small, older homes bordering three sides of the library and serve as reading niches on the interior. Low, deep eaves protect windows from direct sunlight, reduce the building scale and add texture and detail in a neighborly setting. Structural laminated pine timber and decking are exposed with custom designed steel connectors and the overall use of wood on the building adds warmth and friendliness to and already comfortable atmosphere. Library collections are arranged around the main service desk in a semicircular layout allowing for minimal staff to be needed during low traffic times.
In 1996, Fletcher Library was honored by the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects with the Chapter’s highest Design Award.