Brentwood second and third floors
As you can see in this picture, we are coming closer to completing the second floor. This picture shows the original ceiling with Douglas Fir. It has been completely sanded and refinished. The duct work is exposed and painted a nut brown so that it blends in well with the ceiling. Lights have been installed that reflect both down and up towards the ceiling. The fireplace has been kept, with an electric insert for convenience. This is where the majority of the adult collection will be housed, with a comfortable sitting area surrounding the fireplace. There will also be a reference desk on this floor to aid customers with their research questions.
Immediately adjacent to the area in the picture above is the addition to the second floor. This will also house the adult collection as well as a Le@rning Centre with 11 computers and a Teen Lounge. The picture to the right shows a detail of the ceiling in this part of the building. It was created to complement the wooden ceiling in the original part of the building while adding a more modern approach. The blue of the steel work here is the same blue you will find on the steel work in the staircase.
This is a view from the third floor, an area for staff offices and work spaces. It is nearing completion with the carpet installed and the glass wall overlooking the second floor in place. You can catch a glimpse of the wooden ceiling in the addition of the second floor through the glass partition. Keeping this wall as glass allows a more open feeling to the second floor.