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Due to a growing population in Washington State during the 1980s and 1990s, many new libraries were being constructed. In collaboration with architects, these projects gave Beyer more opportunities to express his whimsical nature. In these projects, Beyer used a variety of techniques depending on the architectural needs. Some of the libraries have bas-relief designs directly on the walls, a technique he used in his first public commission in 1967. It was for St. Joseph's Church, Roseburg, OR, where Beyer carved 14 panels of The Stations of the Cross into the (wet) brick walls of the church’s interior.