Carbondale Library

Carbondale, Colorado

DHM worked with the Garfield County Library District, Willis Pember Architects, and Humphries Poli Architects to design the site for the new library in the Town of Carbondale. Located three blocks from Main Street en route to the newly completed Third Street Center, the library will serve as a connection between these two cultural hubs. The proposed site plan is also designed to reinvigorate a currently underutilized public green space that will be bordered by the new library and the historic Carbondale High School which now operates as an alternative high school. An outdoor sculpture garden, living walls, and a reading porch that opens to views of Mt. Sopris will help to activate the Third Street corridor and extend the activities of library users beyond it’s walls. Further program elements include stormwater management strategies, and the repurposing of existing site materials. DHM assisted the Garfield County Library District in a robust community process and in obtaining town approvals for the project.

Carbondale Library Landscape Architecture


CCASLA Honor Award for Design 2014


Landscape Architecture
Construction Administration

Project Team

Willis Pember Architects
Humphries Poli Architects
SGM Engineers
Land + Shelter