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Martha Washington Library

The design of this LEED Gold Certified project included a 7,700 Sq. Ft. addition and 9,000 Sq. Ft. renovation.  The two primary building functions: gaining knowledge through books and other media and providing a place for the community to gather, are given special prominence by being housed in new iconic forms that face the street. In contrast to the dark and cloistered original building, the light filled Main Stack Area and the circular masonry Community Meeting Room serve as welcoming beacons to the community.

 

 

Awards

American Public Works Association National Public Works Project of America

Fairfax County Exceptional Design Awards, Honorable Mention

American Public Works Association VA-DC-MD Chapter, Regional Project of the Year

National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, Award of Excellence 

Fairfax County Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, Award of Excellence

Publications

American Libraries Magazine, Spring 2011

AIA NOVA, The Blast

Project Information

Client: Fairfax County Libraries

Location: Alexandria VA

Structural: Johns and Bhatia

MEP: Potomac Energy Group

Civil: Burgess and Niple

Contractor: Harvey Cleary

Photography: Prakash Patel