New Berlin Public Library

New Berlin, Wisconsin

Riley Construction provided construction management services for the new New Berlin Public Library.

Nestled on the edge of a large natural setting, the new 55,117 SF library has a prairie-style design featuring a brick and stone exterior.  A two-story atrium highlights the circulation desk.  Other areas feature a quiet reading area with fireplace, a children’s program area where children can engage in arts and crafts activities, a public meeting/community room with seating for approximately 150, a local history room and a “Friends of The Library” store.

Technology was integrated in the building design which provides for wireless telephones and high-bandwidth multimedia communication.  It was also the first library in the Midwest to offer an automated radio frequency identification materials check-in and sorting system.


  • 2006 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – First Place Award
  • 2006 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) – ASID Gold Award


  • Size: 55,117 SF
  • Architect: Plunkett Raysich Architects