Children's area reception desk

Peter White Public Library

Marquette, MI

Located near downtown Marquette, The Peter White Public Library (PWPL) has served Marquette area residents for more than a century.

In a multi-phased construction project that spanned the course of almost two years, IDI worked with PWPL to renovate the near 150-year-old building, including providing structural stabilization and cleaning of the historic limestone façade.

The newly renovated youth area gives children plenty of space to read and play. A teen and tween zone provides older kids a place to study and hang out with friends and a brand new programming room offers space for before and after-school activities.


Additional work included complete demolition and reconstruction of the grand east limestone staircase, refurbishment of public spaces on all three floors and the implementation of public meeting rooms.

Download our project kickoff guide