The new library anchors the community’s downtown revitalization with a welcoming presence for patrons.

Arlington Downtown Library and City Council Chambers

Arlington, TX

Revitalizing a downtown community

A new urban landmark in Arlington, Texas, is offering a suite of public spaces to meet a community’s need for connection and exploration, support adult literacy and education, and create a home base for the younger generations to discover the thrill of reading. At 80,000 square feet, the facility anchors the community’s downtown revitalization. An adjacent public plaza and new 6,500-square-foot city council chambers addition complement the library and complete the city center feel.
 
The three-story building accommodates users with the latest technology and offers a variety of flexible meeting spaces that can be used for classes, workshops, and other community events and gatherings. The library offers approximately 200,000 print and audiovisual resources, with dedicated spaces for children, teens, and adult literacy. The designated teen space can be used by everyone and includes a computer lab, 3D printers, a technology help desk, and more. 
 
A focus for our design was making the facility sustainable and efficient to meet LEED® Silver certification standards. The building features a 94KwH solar roof array, green roof gardens, locally sourced materials, drought tolerant landscaping, and LED lighting.   
 
We provided programming, architectural design, interior design, structural engineering, and technology consulting services.
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200,000

print and audiovisual resources

Services

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Libraries
  • Security Technology
  • Building Structures

Markets

  • State/Local

Regions

  • Southwest
  • architecture
  • Southwest
  • State/Local
  • Libraries
  • Arlington
  • Texas
  • Programming
  • structural engineering
  • LEED Silver
  • interior design

Location

Arlington, TX

Completion Date

June 2018

Client

City of Arlington, TX

Certification

LEED Silver (pending)

Square Footage

86,500

Cost

$28,000,000