North Regional Library Renovation


North Regional Library


Collaborative: Tactical, Graphic Design, Environmental Design

Creative Solution

In 2019 and 2020, JXTA’s Tactical, Environmental Design, and Graphic Design labs worked on several aspects of the North Regional Library redesign. This is a prime example of a project that spans several labs. The early engagement was led by Tactical; which focused on what library spaces the community needed and where they should go. Based on that initial information, further data was collected on how those spaces should function and feel. Our Graphics Lab then took this information and used it to create designs for indoor wall graphics. Our Environmental Design Lab created designs for the outdoor walls and also bike racks in the outdoor spaces.

The labs worked with Bentz Thompson Rietow architects, Damon Farber landscape architects, and Hennepin County on this project.

North Regional Library study area from above on a balcony with a decorative design on the balcony walls. Three Black male-presenting individuals lean over a table, looking at a collaborative project. A construction crew lays down concrete for a development. Decorative bike racks Tactical Lab leads engagement with passersby on the street to inform the redesign of the North Regional Library Tactical Lab leads an engagement for the redevelopment of North Regional Library through model mockups with visitors Library display of books and tables. Library conference room, with decorative etchings on the glass wall. Library media center