The soaring stone tower forming the library entrance and 40-foot-high centerpiece lobby also serves as exhibition space, used for library functions and community events often held after library hours.

Thurmont Regional Library

Thurmont, MD

Highlighting a Community’s Agricultural Heritage

The new, 25,000-square-foot Thurmont Regional Library in Frederick County, Maryland, takes its design inspiration from the rural community's agricultural heritage and the area's historic Catoctin Furnace. Local materials, such as stone and wood, are used throughout. Where possible, the team selected sustainable alternatives such as hardy board, metal roofing, and other materials which do not require maintenance. Heavy timber roof trusses add warmth and drama to the interior.

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Location

Thurmont, MD

Completion Date

2008

Owner/Client

Frederick County

Awards

2010 Award of Excellence, Institutional Facility | NAIOP Maryland/DC Chapter

Square Footage

25,000 SF

Cost

$6.2 million