Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library

Client Broward County
  • Programming
  • Architectural Design
  • Master Planning
  • Interior Design
  • Contract Administration
Status Completed in 2010
Success A collaborative effort between Broward County, the City of Dania, our firm, and other professional associates resulted in the first LEED Gold facility funded by Broward County. As the initial structure in a new master-planned City Center on this site, it is the architectural prototype on which future municipal and commercial facilities will be modeled.
Paul DeMaio Library

Paul DeMaio Library

Dania Beach, FL

The 10,000 SF Dania Beach Paul DeMaio Library represents a great leap forward in the redevelopment of this quiet beachside town. The 10,000 SF Library unites cutting edge technology and 21st century sustainable environmental strategies with the Florida Vernacular Architectural prevalent when Dania became Broward's first city in the early 1900s. With the goal and motto of "Established in History, Preparing for Tomorrow," the Library's historic design features were combined with state-of-the-art technology and construction methods. Pastel colors, porches, louvered awnings, multi-pitched roof lines, and sweeping overhangs respond to Florida's tropical climate, while the Library's technological resources offer visitors a highly satisfying experience. With a $3 million budget, the Library is the keystone of this downtown site which provides tremendous community connectivity and access to public transportation. An adjacent multi-story parking structure will support Library activities as well as staff and visitor needs of the future City Hall replacement and planned hotel, retail, and residential towers on the site.