Arlington Downtown Library and City Council Chambers

Revitalizing a Downtown Community
Arlington, Texas

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.




print and audiovisual resources

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.


City of Arlington, TX


LEED® Silver

Square Footage

86,500 SF


$28 million  


  • Architecture
  • Engineering


  • Community Facilities


  • Southwest