Legislative Library, Victoria, BC - 1988
Client: Government of British Columbia
Building type: Culture/Recreation, Heritage, Offices
The Legislative Library occupied 3500 square metres on four levels of the Legislative Building South Wing. The purpose of our study was to examine the potential to release some of the space for alternative uses. Analysis focused on determining possible reductions in the Library’s collection and identifying functions that could be relocated outside of the Legislative Buildings. We also assessed the suitability of the released space for use by other Legislative functions. We concluded that, while reductions were identified, reassigning space occupied by the Library did not offer a ready solution to escalating space needs and it may be best to consider all demands on the Legislative Buildings in an overall, long term strategic development plan. Completed in 1988.