Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library

The new Marshfield Public Library meets the community’s changing needs by creating an array of inviting places and means for people to engage in the library’s rich offerings while also repairing a gap in the city’s downtown urban fabric.

The new building provides a variety of attractive daylit spaces. On both floors, sunny seating areas along the south wall enjoy views of a garden and back to the old city hall. Under an upswept roof, angled stone walls create the signature “Cornerstone” quiet reading area at the northwest corner. An adjacent room provides a quiet place to explore the library’s local history and genealogy resources. Playful and inviting furniture and lighting create unique spaces for children on the first floor and for teens within the high second-floor volume.

Linked by a new shared lobby to the former library, which is now being converted into a community center, the project also transforms a piece of the urban fabric that was severely damaged in the twentieth century. It reconnects the adjacent historic neighborhood to Marshfield’s historic main street (Central Avenue) and provides a civic gateway from the new Veterans Parkway. The new building transforms and expands the architectural vocabulary of the attached existing building to create a coherent complex with a civic presence and inviting, humane scale.


Marshfield, WI


35,000 sq. ft.

Services Provided:

Architectural Planning and Design, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Plumbing Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture

Stu LaRose


Vice President | Director, Education and Worship

As part of a transition in firm leadership, Stu returned to Zimmerman to lead our Education and Worship Studio. For more than a decade, early in his career, Stu acted as a project architect and project manager on many of the firm’s most notable education projects. This includes the multiple award-winning University of Wisconsin-Mechanical Engineering addition and renovation and University of Wisconsin Fluno Center for Executive Education projects. He also completed work for several private college and university institutions as well as K-12 school districts around the state.

In addition to his early career experiences, Stu also has nearly a decade of experience as a senior facilities architect and project manager with the University of Wisconsin Office of Capital Planning and Development. In that role, Stu participated in all aspects of project development for the University of Wisconsin – from concept request through agency occupancy. He managed the delivery of more than a quarter billion dollars of constructed projects for UW including the $53 million renovation of Witte Hall, the $42 million Gordon Commons, $47 million Dejope & Leopold Residence Halls and $46 million Meat Muscle Science facility. Most recently, Stu has acted as a senior project manager for one of the area’s most active design / build firms. Stu holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.