New York Public Library Charleston Library

Staten Island, New York
United States

As the first Net-Zero Energy library in New York City, the Charleston Library branch sets a new standard for the future of public space design. The library prioritizes community stewardship, both in programmatic elements and sustainable design. The facade lighting design and welcoming entry plaza create a warm and inviting presence. The interior features flexible community spaces for users of all ages, requiring a careful lighting solution to address programmatic needs, sustainable best practices, and seamless architectural integration. Custom detail backlighting at the circulation desk coupled with warm white light color solutions throughout provide the children’s room, teen room, and adult reading room with unique identities while maintaining a cohesive feel. A user friendly controls system provides the ability to adjust lighting for various community programs.

  • Architectural Lighting
  • Sustainable Design
  • Civic
  • LEED Gold Certified
    Net Zero Energy Certified
    10,000 sq.ft. | 929 sq.m.
    $17 M
  • ikon.5 architects
  • © Jeffrey Totaro, 2022