When libraries become lighthouses, HLB turns two DC area libraries into neighborhood beacons. As part of an HLB Lighting Design multi-office and Daylighting & Sustainable Design studio collaborative effort, the Anacostia Neighborhood Library and its “sister”, Tenley-Friendship bring a new style of exciting, inviting, and technologically advanced additions to the District of Columbia Public Library system. Here innovative electric and daylighting design have been fully integrated and actively managed to create “healthier” buildings which consume less energy, address maintenance issues, and allow for direct connection by the occupants to the exterior landscapes and natural cycles of light. Both libraries have surpassed a programmatic commitment of LEED Silver and have been awarded LEED Gold Certification by the USGBC.
Source: GB&D Magazine
Architect: The Freelon Group (both projects)
Size: 21,472 square feet / 23,000 square feet
Cost: $10.2 million / $14.7 million
Honors to Date: Illumination Engineering Society (IES) – Award of Merit, Architectural Lighting Design Magazine (AL) – Award of Commendable Achievement / Illumination Engineering Society (IES) – Lumen West Award of Merit, Architectural Lighting Design Magazine (AL) – Special Citation Lighting Award