Lewiston has seen dramatic demographic change with the recent influx of African and Hispanic immigrants. Joining the effort to develop institutions and facilities that could offer inclusive cultural opportunities, Schwartz/Silver expanded the city’s main public library and created the Marsden Hartley Cultural Center. The library facility occupies two historically significant buildings, and includes a Community Meeting Room, Regional Archives Center, and Computer Classroom and Lab.
2006 Maine Preservation Award
Program: Re-plan historic library and expand into adjoining brick mill building. New entry and circulation desk, stack areas, library work room, computer teaching classroom, regional archives with full temperature and humidity climate control, community meeting room / performance space, kitchen, and storage areas.