FleischmanGarcia was retained to design the Upper Tampa Bay Library by Hillsborough County.
Utilizing the prototype floor plan designed by FleischmanGarcia for the Bloomingdale Regional Library, the Upper Tampa Bay Library has a traditional exterior appearance, with rustic red brick, gable roof projections with white pre-cast columns, arched Palladian windows and a shingled roof to compliment the architecture of the Westchase community.
The library offers a full range of library services including books, magazines, compact disks, DVDs, internet access and a wide variety of programs for children and adults. In addition, there is a separate glassed-in children's room, which allows for small groups of children to have "story time" without disturbing patrons in the main reading room. The library also has ample meeting space, with group study and tutoring rooms adjacent to the main reading room that can be reserved in advance for group or individual study sessions. The community and "Friends of the Library" rooms are located off the main lobby, and allow for the general public and non-profit groups to hold after-hour meetings and functions.