2012 Awarded LEED Gold Certified 2011

Library Journal New Landmark Libraries – Honorable Mention 2011

Exhibited at Build Boston

The new 15,500 sf Kilton Library establishes new standards of performance for the West Lebanon community. No fossil fuels are used for heating or cooling daylighting is maximized throughout. Ground source heat pumps with twelve wells are used for general heating and cooling with a biomass boiler for additional winter heat.

The new library has an expansive Children’s Library and associated Teen Library, adult reading alcoves and study rooms and a large Community Meeting Room with sliding walls open onto the Gallery. These wrap around three sides of the Adult Reading Garden, and are flanked by the Children’s Story Court.

Other Tappé New Landmark Libraries



Our school clients rely on us for full spectrum services from system wide feasibility studies to school planning and construction. We understand current trends in educational curriculum and the evolving requirements of specialized learning. This expertise is reflected in many completed new and renovated academic facilities for both public and private schools. Our designs are unified around the goal of creating carefully scaled and engaging learning environments flexible enough to support both group and individual learning.



National and international clients turn to us for informed current thinking on library design. We have acted as the prime Architect and also as a consulting designer for library projects throughout the country, enabling us to share our expertise in a broader geographic area. Our collaborative approach, combined with our understanding of innovations in library design and the delivery of library services ensure that our libraries are vital and dynamic facilities, transforming individual lives and enhancing communities.



Colleges and universities have engaged Tappe Architects to assist with diverse projects such as student centers, libraries, learning commons, dormitories and laboratories as well as campus master plans. Our list of clients includes MIT, Wellesley College, Endicott College, Tufts University, Curry College and Norfolk State University. We have acted as Architect-of-Record and as consulting architect on academic library design and interiors. Appreciated for the quality of our service, we have completed multiple projects on the same campus.



Whether an art museum or event space, we are always interested in taking on engaging projects of all types. We have completed many municipal projects including a combined police/fire station, town halls and studies for combined municipal facilities – often several for the same community. Our portfolio includes residential facilities as well as spaces for retail and hospitality. All of these various commissions have in common a rigorous and collaborative planning process and elegant and thoughtful execution.