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THE VARINA AREA LIBRARY

HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA

The new Varina Area Library is a unique, state-of-the-art facility that provides access to the broadest range of information, learning opportunities and cultural experiences. The design 43,000 sqft. Design includes an information commons, digital media lab, collaboration zone and homework center located on a 26-acre site.

 For this project, Tappé has teamed with the award-winning Richmond based architectural firm, BCWH Architects. Working collaboratively, we deliver exemplary planning and design services for many library projects throughout Virginia.

 


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EDUCATION

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.

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LIBRARIES

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.

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HIGHER ED

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.

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A BROAD PORTFOLIO…

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.