DeKalb Public Library

This project includes additions to and renovation of the existing Haish Memorial Library Facility. The Haish Memorial Library Facility consists of about 19,000 square feet of an Art Deco showplace that appears on the National Historic Register. This Library is located adjacent the downtown area of DeKalb and has acquired adjacent properties to accommodate the new three story, 46,000 square foot addition plus new parking lots.

CCS International’s work as the Owner’s Representative on this project began with initial project definition, development, phasing and gaining approval from the DeKalb City Council, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the State Library of Illinois. As our Client’s advisors, we add value with critical support, relative project phasing and scheduling, risk identification, contract negotiations, and procurement. This project was completed on January 19, 2016 under budget and on time. CCS’ thoroughness, high standards and integrity were significant factors in giving DeKalb a library facility that is a “jewel in the crown” for the DeKalb community.