North Regional Library Renovation
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 the labs: early engagement was led by Tactical, focusing on decisions about what library spaces the community needs and where they should go; this led to further engagement during schematic design about how the spaces should function and feel; which informed both designs for the indoor wall graphics and glass patterns by the Graphics Lab, as well as outdoor entryway designs by the Environmental Design Lab. Enviro also designed bike racks for the outdoor space.
The labs worked with Bentz Thompson Rietow architects, Damon Farber landscape architects, and Hennepin County on this project.
- Tactical: early and ongoing engagement with library users and neighbors, providing input to the County and architects
- Graphic Design: design of graphics for interior wallpaper, fabric wall panels, and glass patterns
- Environmental Design: design of paving pattern and site furniture for the breezeway