The Dayton Design Collaborative (a partnership of local firms LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle) has been selected by Dayton Metro Library to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. The DDC will partner with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovation and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch, renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library. Ruetschle will be Architect of Record for the new flagship Northwest Branch, scheduled to start design this summer.