• Maker space (dry)

Weston Arts and Innovation Center

Photographs by Nicole Mordecai

In May 2016, the Town of Weston voted to allocate design funds to renovate the Old Library to create an Art & Innovation Center. The Center will be a branch of the Weston Public Library and will provide hands-on learning opportunities related to art and technology for citizens of all ages. In addition, the Weston Media Center, a nonprofit independent cable TV station and media hub, will be located in the new facility.

LLB began working with the town in January 2017, and worked with the WAIC building committee to identify program requirements based on the needs of the town. The Old Library, a Jacobethan style building from 1900, had exterior restoration completed in 2014, but the interior needed all new mechanical electrical and security systems throughout. While understanding the constraints of the existing historic building, the team moved forward to provide an effective layout and design. LLB met with various boards to ensure the historic nature and the new use of the building was carefully balanced.

At a November 2017 Town Meeting, the citizens overwhelmingly moved for the project to proceed into construction. Currently the building is under construction and will be completed by Summer 2019.