Integrus Architecture Office / Carnegie Library Spokane, WA
The Renovation of the Carnegie Library Building into the new offices for Integrus Architecture was completed by Walker Construction in 1993. This grand building had sat vacant since the 1960’s. It had suffered from neglect and extensive fire and water damage to the plaster walls and wood floors. The mechanical and electrical systems were non-functional and inadequate. Pigeons and other varmints had caused extensive damage throughout. The challenge for Walker Construction was to restore the grandeur of this building, provide new mechanical and electrical systems, meet all Historical Preservation criteria, provide the highest level of finishes; and complete the entire project in 4-1/2 months. The results are spectacular. The building won numerous awards, was unveiled in a public open house attended by over 1,000 people, and was even made into a one-hour documentary by our local public television network. The project came in under budget and Integrus Architecture moved in on time.