• DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC

  • DURHAM BRANCH LIBRARIES

    Size: 25,000 SF
    Budget: $90M
    Location: Durham, NC

    DURHAM COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARIES

    The new Durham County Regional Branch Libraries are designed to support the County’s long-range plan of providing the region with state-of-the-art lifelong learning and literacy resources. The new 25,000 sf facilities provide major spaces such as a large meeting room, administrative areas, adult collection, young adult collection, children’s collection, various reading / study spaces, computer areas, reference area, and periodicals.

    Each library was designed as a one story structure and is organized in a series of layers defined by heavy masonry walls / volumes and “saddle bags” constructed of wood siding. The front façade features a taller glass volume announcing the main entrance and providing an illuminated “lantern” during evening and dusk hours. A significant highlight of the design is the open and airy main reading space accentuated by a large shed roof that allows for maximum day-lighting and exterior views. Glazed walls at either end of the reading room provide a continuity of space and vistas into the surrounding landscape.

    The entire development accomplishes the goal of sustainable design in public buildings and exemplifies our commitment to the stewardship of the land and natural resources. The LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) system sets the benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. The design also incorporates CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) principles consistent with the County’s goal of providing safer environments for the public.

    (Through previous association with The Freelon Group. Victor Vines PIC, Jeff Shroeder, Project Designer)

    Durham, NC