indian creek library in olathe

Indian Creek Library

Project Case Study
McCownGordon was selected as the construction manager at-risk to transform a former HyVee grocery store into a 21st-century library for the City of Olathe.


City of Olathe, KS


Collaborative Delivery
Adaptive Re-use
Building Information Modeling


Olathe, KS


Kansas City Business Journal Capstone Award

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The Indian Creek Library offers the community a non-traditional library experience focused on coming together.

The community space features open concepts, engagement, development and creativity, and includes gaming rooms, a maker’s space, recording studio, interior courtyard with fireplace, a teen zone and a café.

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front entrance of the indian creek library
front exterior of olathe indian creek, library

The façade underwent extensive work to create interior daylight to the former retail space that had very little. The exterior includes varying finishes of aluminum that change throughout the day and seasons and also function as a sunshade for interior spaces. Another challenge was the addition of clerestory spaces and the courtyard that was cut in the center of the building. The courtyard provides a place to gather and hold events. It will connect it to a future city park.

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cafe area in the indian creek library construction by mccowngordon
indian creek library in olathe, kansas
front exterior detail of indian creek library
indian creek library exterior in olathe, kansas
open-area seating at the Indian creek library in olathe, kansas