Cudahy Family Library is located at 3500 Library Ave in Cudahy, WI. Hunzinger Construction Company served as the Construction Manager for this new 31,500 square foot, $5 million public library and Winter Garden room. The project was designed by Engberg Anderson Architects of Milwaukee along with interior space designers Frye Gillan Molinaro of Chicago, IL.

The library was designed with multi-use spaces to maximize the flexibility of the facility. The design includes a transitional meeting room with a retractable wall panel that folds into the wall to maximize space. The wall panel allows the library to conveniently section the meeting room into individual, smaller meeting spaces. The transitional meeting room also features an attached kitchenette.

The library has a drive-up book drop accented by a combination of red brick and pre-painted copper with high towers on both ends of the façade. The comfortable interior is complimented with an inviting fireplace.

Hunzinger also constructed the 2,000 square foot Winter Garden with the library. The Winter Garden acts as a multi-purpose meeting room. Its encompassed by glass walls allowing natural light to spill into the space.

This project was complicated in that there were two architectural firms and a developer, in addition to the City and Library Board. Hunzinger worked well with this complex situation and kept right on top of the communication, tracking the information and sending it to the appropriate party. The project manager was always present at our Library Construction Oversight Committee meetings and was always the diplomat in our discussions.

Rebecca Roepke, Cudahy Family Library