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C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library

FleischmanGarcia was retained to design the new C. Blythe Andrews, Jr. Public Library, formerly known as the College Hill Branch Library, by Hillsborough County.

Located in East Tampa, the new 25,000 sq. ft. public library will replace the existing library, originally built in 1994 and named after C. Blythe Andrews, Jr., a publisher of the Florida Sentinel Bulletin. A section of the new library will house newspaper archives and will be dedicated to Andrews, in memoriam of his notable career as a journalist, editor, and publisher for nearly 50 years.

The two-story building will take on contemporary design elements, and will incorporate three large community rooms, a Kid's Zone and a recording studio.