Gladys E. Kelly Library

Webster, Massachusetts
United States

The town of Webster’s public library extends a warm welcome to the community through light accentuated visual transparency. The design preserves the equilibrium of daylight and architectural light to help balance surface brightness and highlight architectural features. The central double-height lobby is daylit from above by a large clerestory lantern, supplemented by floating rings of light that draw the eye upwards.

A fully networked control system provides comprehensive coverage allowing for adjustments within each zone to support visual balance and comfort. Occupancy and daylight sensors maximize energy savings. By incorporating transparent materials alongside a controlled daylighting management strategy, illumination, energy savings, and visual comfort take center stage.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Civic
  • 22,900 sq.ft. | 2,127 sq.m.
    $11.5 M
  • Oudens Ello Architecture
  • IES Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design
  • Chuck Choi