Posted June 9, 2022.
August 10, 2021
The Library Board authorized the prioritization of the repair and restoration of the Library dome and interior rotunda (the "dome project").
The Library Board Building Committee held a public meeting to gather public input on the dome project.
The Library issued a Request for Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Services ("RFQ").
The Building Committee provided an opportunity for the public to engage with the Building Committee on the RFQ process.
The Library retained WJE for investigation and design services for the dome project.
February 15, 2022
Kenneth M. Itle, Architect and Associate Principal, WJE, presented at a public Building Committee meeting to share preliminary findings from the investigatory stage and outlined next steps of the dome project. Schematic concepts were studied with the Building Committee.
At the Library Board meeting, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. ("WJE") presented its preferred solution for the dome project to the Library Board for its review and consideration.The Building Committee requested the Library Board authorize the submission of an Application to the Historic Preservation Commission for a Certificate of Appropriateness based on WJE's recommendations on the dome project.
The City of Lake Forest Historic Preservation Commission issued a Certificate of Appropriateness for the dome solution presented by WJE.