Palm Beach State College Library Learning Center

Location: Palm Beach Gardens
Architect: Leo A. Daly
Size: 49,184 SF

Hedrick Brothers Construction provided Construction Management at Risk Services for the renovation of Palm Beach State College’s Library Learning Resource Center. From the paint color selection and natural lighting to the monumental staircase and updated technologies, the project has created a wonderful conducive learning environment, and is an impressive modernization for the students and the community.

The 49,000 square foot exterior and interior renovation project allows for the building to accommodate an expanded library, media technology services, computer classroom study areas, student support services, offices and the latest in WIFI and wireless technology. The interior renovation included the demolition and reconfiguration of the first and second floors for use as library space. Complete new systems (mechanical, electrical, structural cabling, fire protection, and plumbing) were installed along with state-of-the-art pendant light, metal framing, drywall, ceramic, carpeting, acoustical and casework. 

The major highlight of the renovation was the addition of the monumental stairs and railings. The stairs were designed and constructed of structural steel and the applied finishes were terrazzo treads and risers and stainless steel handrails with glass panel inserts. The exterior renovation included metal framing and stucco for a new window system, painting and landscaping.