Countryside Library


Client: City of Clearwater

Location: Clearwater, FL, United States

Completion date: 2015

Project Team


Joan Weissman

Joan Weissman Studio

Industry Resource

Mark Naugle

Steward Mellon Company


Michelle Hackenwerth

Harvard Jolly Architects


Entry and vestibule in newly constructed Countryside Library. Terrazzo flooring was commissioned as the Public Art component of the building.


The library and community was looking for something soothing and organic that would "bring the outside in". The architects wanted a piece that would be elegant, but would not overwhelm the subdued and modern structure and neutral interiors. Artist worked with all parties to create a piece that fulfilled needs of all stakeholders, and could be installed within the suggested budget.


Plans for exterior and interior were provided to artist. After conferencing by phone, artist provided several design options. The community chose their favorite, and artist made modifications to satisfy specific requests.