Reinterpreting the Brutalist architecture of the 1970s. Salem Public Library Renovation by Hacker architects

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Architects
Hacker Architects. Project Manager & Principal-in-Charge.- Laura Klinger.
Proyect team
Design Principal.- David Keltner.
Interior Design Principal.- Jennie Fowler.
Interior Design Team.- Anya Smith, Whitney Jordan, Tracey Olson, Mayumi Nakazato, Daniel Childs.
Architectural Team.- Nick Pectol, Caleb Couch, Lewis Williams.
Project QA/QC.- Matt Sugarbaker.
Collaborators
Design-Build Contractor.- Howard S. Wright.
Landscape.- Ground Workshop.
Civil Engineer.- Westech Engineering.
Structural Engineer.- KPFF.
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer.- PAE.
Electrical Engineer.- PAE.
Lighting.- O-.
Acoustical Engineer.- Listen Acoustics.
Signage/Wayfinding.- The Felt Hat.
Code Consultant.- Code Unlimited.
Client
City of Salem.
Area
8918,7 sqm.
Location
Salem, Oregon, United States of America.
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Thom Hacker. Hacker Architects

Hacker Architects is an architecture & planning firm founded by Thom Hacker in 1983. The studio provides architectural and design services. They believe that architecture is best when it’s an honest expression of the people and institutions it serves, when it interacts dynamically with its surroundings, makes humble use of the earth’s resources, and has an understated dignity based on carefully crafted construction and the natural beauty of materials.

More than a craft or practice, Hacker sees architecture as a calling to create beauty and serve humanity, requiring deepest listening, questioning, curiosity and engagement.

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