The Tenley-Friendship Library, part of the DC Public Library system, was designed inside-out by way of a collaborative process. The Freelon Group and HLB Lighting Design worked together to develop architectural, electric lighting, and daylighting systems with an eye toward creating a healthy building that consumes 31 percent less energy than is standard for a 21,472-square-foot structure. The project focuses on connecting visitors to the community with exterior views that bring the diurnal cycles of light inside the library.
Source: Architectural Lighting Design Magazine
Architect: The Freelon Group
Size: 21,472 square feet
Cost: $10.2 million
Honors to Date: Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) – Award of Merit, Architectural Lighting Design Magazine (AL) – Award of Commendable Achievement