Designed with Flexibility in Mind

Monticello Library is designed to be as flexible as possible. We know that our community’s library service needs change over time. We’re eager to help Library buildings adapt to properly meet those needs.

As renderings show, there are few permanent interior walls in the Monticello Library. To add to all that open space, we’ve taken the additional step of installing raised floors throughout the building. These are a staple in many factories and laboratories.

A raised floor, also raised flooring, access flooring or raised access computer floor, provides an elevated structural floor above a solid substrate like a concrete slab to create a hidden space about 8” tall for the passage of mechanical and electrical services. They make it easy to route power and communication cables wherever they are needed, and permit quick reconfiguration of service areas and departments.

Here are some images of the floors being installed in public and staff areas at Monticello. If you feel taller when you go to Monticello Library, just think: you are!

  • Closeup of raised flooring installed in Monticello Library
    Closeup of raised flooring installed in Monticello Library Closeup of raised flooring installed in Monticello Library
  • The raised floor provides an elevated structural floor above the slab.
    The raised floor provides an elevated structural floor above the slab. The raised floor provides an elevated structural floor above the slab.
  • Raised floors allow for the passage of mechanical and electrical services.
    Raised floors allow for the passage of mechanical and electrical services. Raised floors allow for the passage of mechanical and electrical services.
  • The raised floors allow for flexibility and quick reconfiguration.
    The raised floors allow for flexibility and quick reconfiguration. The raised floors allow for flexibility and quick reconfiguration.