LaGrange County Library
Building Project
char · rette  \sh& ret'\ n  :  a group assembled to examine a problem or matter, aided by specialists

Many urban design and public works projects, including governmental, library, and other public institutions are completed utilizing the charrette process of some form.  The process allows the architect to conduct preliminary design and program functions in a public forum; thereby allowing user groups and the public to be engaged in the design process.

Morrison Kattman Menze, Inc. will be conducting the following public charrettes for the LaGrange County Library building project in the library's community room:


Feb. 11
6:00 p.m. Initiation Meeting
± 1 hour
Purpose:  Get acquainted.
Bring forward issues, goals, concerns, and priorities.
Answer these questions:
  • How will this building be used?  By who?
  • What future needs should we plan for?  10 years?  20 years?
  • What image or statement should the library make for the community?
  • What is the community identity?
  • What are the technological goals?
Feb. 12
3:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. Architectural Design
Purpose: Refinement of the space diagrams and building design. 
Feb. 13
noon Design Review
± 1 hour
Purpose: Present design concepts for critiques and suggestions. 
2:00 p.m. Formalize Design
Purpose: Architects work to solidify the design and produce graphics, plans, and models expressing the proposed library.
6:00 p.m. Design Review
Purpose:  Discuss the preeminent design and document comments and suggestions for further development.

Come join the fun and help plan our new library!

If you are unable to attend any of the charrettes, please write down your ideas, suggestions, or comments and bring them or send them to the library at:

LaGrange County Library
203 W. Spring St.
LaGrange, IN 46761
or e-mail them to us at