This publicly bid project was also a showcase for innovative green building solutions. We incorporated many sustainable materials. For example, the tabletops in the center of the library all came from the same tree - an American red elm salvaged from Carnation, Washington. Another element was the use of native landscape materials requiring no artificial irrigation at maturity. We worked closely with the client and design team to select systems and materials that reduced long-term operating costs. We also identified constructability issues and coordinated with specialty subcontractors to avoid complications during construction. The project doubled the space of the previous library. Many new features were added, including parking, expanded book capacity, meeting and study rooms, and increased computer access.
• 15,000 square feet