Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library

Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) provided civil engineering services for the construction of the new $11 million, 21,000 square-foot, two-story Linda Sokol Francis Brookfield Library. Keeping the existing library open during construction of the new facility was a key project goal. EEA worked with the design team to analyze multiple options, including vacating an existing roadway, before agreeing on the final site layout—building a new library on an adjacent parcel then demolishing the existing library and using that space to create a much-needed parking lot. To stay under budget and increase the Village’s bottom line, EEA designs included repurposing the existing building’s basement as a stormwater management facility, eliminating the need for a prefabricated vault.

The project was also comprised of the relocation of the book drop box, as well as adding a building drop-off, parking lot, and outdoor plaza to help library patrons enjoy the exterior space around the library. Additionally, EEA’s civil engineering scope included site grading, utilities, stormwater management, erosion control and permitting.

Scope of work icon Scope of work Site Grading, Utilities, Stormwater Management, Erosion Control, Permitting
Owner icon Owner Village of Brookfield
Architect icon Architect Product Architecture+Design
Construction Manager icon Construction Manager IHC