Duxbury Library

Duxbury free library reading Garden

RDLA designed a civic gathering space in front of a new entrance to the Library. The concept was to provide a flexible space for both gathering and solitude.



Our solution was to create mounds which recall the sand dunes of the coastline, while also creating a variety of spaces, both civic and intimate.
Our drought tolerant plant palette provides four season interest while limiting maintenance requirements. Open lawns provide a comfortable setting for visitors to read a book or view a whimsical sculpture. Masses of evergreens obscure views of parked cars.


Comfortable benches provide a setting for quiet conversation with a friend or a place to eat lunch.
We worked closely with our Architectural consultant to draw pedestrians into the library entrance. Our solution was to set pavers in a stream pattern which provides a subtle wayfinding solution into the library.
This project is currently under construction.