April 20, 2022Reading Time: 2 minutes
Congratulations to AIA NJ member firm, Manders Merighi Portadin Farrell, named the architect for the Millville Library Project. The award was announced by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority (CCIA) in their April newsletter, available here: April 2022 Newsletter
According to colleague Bruce D. Turner, AIA, the library and the intellectual pursuits it represents have been passions of principal Larry Merighi, AIA, for many years. His wife, Suzie is a library science professional from Georgetown University. Millville is building a foundation of urban renewal, and the library project will be an important part of that effort, especially when combined with the Rowan College of South Jersey Arts and Innovation Center that MMPF also designed with Larry at the helm. AIA South Jersey Treasurer, Peter Farrell, AIA, is a principal of MMPF. Ron Portadin, AIA, is the MMPF project architect assigned to the library. The new and expanded Millville Public Library will provide more community space and ways to connect with technology.
According to the library, “This large project will allow us to expand the building, update all original infrastructure, improve collection displays and shelving, and create meeting rooms and designated working spaces for local groups and educational events. This proposed expansion hits at many of the needs of our community. In the short term it will create jobs, but the long term effect it will have, helping to create and maintain an educated and well-informed workforce, will have lasting effects on an area that craves revitalization. We have high hopes knowing that this major library overhaul can, and will, help our community.” You can support this project HERE.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA South Jersey, Architecture in NJ, Business, Uncategorized | Tagged: #BruceTurnerAIA, #CCIA, #LarryMerighiAIA, #MillvilleLibrary, #MillvilleNJ, #MMPF, #PeterFarrellAIA, #RonPortadinAIA, #SuzieMerighi | Comments (0)
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