Jasper Public Library and the Arts Center of Jasper were both looking to build new facilities on the outskirts of the downtown. Each institution had their own space, parking and fundraising demands. The downtown master plan identified three former mills in the downtown core and near the Patoka River that were underutilized and in need of reinvention.
Combining the Art Center, Library, residential units and amenity spaces could be combined in a variety of configurations. Each scenario sought to leverage the cultural uses towards activating the larger complex and open spaces.