HDR’s Denver Architecture Team Selected for Belmar Library Renovation


Modernizing Library Services to Better Support the Community

The Jefferson County Public Library’s board of trustees has approved a contract with HDR to provide design services for a renovation of the Belmar Library in Lakewood, Colorado. Having opened in 2000 and the most recent update taking place in 2007, the library was due for a major refresh. The renovation will reflect new trends in library service, make better use of available space and update furnishings and fixtures.  

Under terms of the contract, HDR will assist JCPL with gathering community input on the proposed designs and deliver a schematic design with preliminary budget figures. Design services began this fall, with construction planned for spring 2019.

Julianne Scherer, managing principal of HDR’s Denver architecture studio, the HDR principal on the Belmar project, has 24 years of experience on projects ranging from K-12 independent schools to public libraries and universities. "She has built an impressive track record of accomplishments,” said Donna Walker, JCPL executive director. “We look forward to working with her and the HDR team to make the Belmar Library all that it can be.”

“Our HDR team is ready to engage the Belmar community and turn their ideas into a design that best represents their values and needs,” Scherer said. “Working on projects driven by the community fuels our creativity. We are excited to partner with JCPL on this important project.”

About Jefferson County Public Library

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) will always be here to connect you to the people, ideas, and inspiration for whatever’s next in life. Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is the third largest public library in the state of Colorado and the essential destination where all generations connect, discover and create. Our mission is to build an educated and vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities. We deliver our services through a robust website, 10 libraries, a bookmobile, home services, and outreach services to kids, families, teens, adults, and under served populations. Friendly and caring employees are available to help you find what you need, get the most out of library resources, and have fun throughout the process.

About HDR

For more than a century, HDR has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our expertise spans nearly 10,000 employees, in more than 200 locations around the world — and counting. Our engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services bring an impressive breadth of knowledge to every project. Our optimistic approach to finding innovative solutions defined our past and drives our future.

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