The Haymarket Gainesville Community Library and Montclair Community Library, two Prince William County library projects that were designed in our Arlington office, have been selected as two of the American Public Works Association’s 2017 Public Works Projects of the Year. The libraries were selected for the category Structures $5 million but less than $25 million. The selection is made based on projects that epitomize the public works profession and the American Public Works Association.
The Haymarket Gainesville Community Library is a newly-constructed 21,000 sq. ft. community library located in a residential neighborhood along the “Journey through Hallowed Ground” from the Civil War. The architecture of the library, while contemporary, recalls the Neo-Georgian style in the area and incorporates a mid-19th century “Plantation House” into the design. The library includes a flexible floor plan, contemporary media, a public meeting room, and has achieved a Silver LEED® rating.
Montclair Community Library, also a new 21,000 sq. ft. facility, was constructed alongside the restoration of the historic Barnes House, a 19th century home rich with Prince William County’s African American heritage. The restored Barnes House now serves as a reading room and a special location for community events. Together, Barnes House and the new Montclair Library form a civic complex. Due to significantly sloping existing grades, a 100-car parking garage was built below the library, giving it the feeling of floating above the surrounding trees. The library has a flexible floor plan, contemporary media, a public meeting room, an outdoor reading terrace, and has achieved a Silver LEED® rating.
About the American Public Works Association (APWA)
The APWA serves professionals in all aspects of public works, setting it apart from other organizations and making it an effective voice of public works. The organization includes professionals from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, as well as private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals. For more information, please visit www.apwa.net
About RRMM Architects
RRMM Architects is an award-winning, full-service architecture, planning and interior design firm in Chesapeake, Virginia with offices in Richmond, Roanoke, and Arlington. Founded in 1988, the firm was recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as the largest architecture-based firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. RRMM is committed to client success and to their mission of creating great places to live, work, play and learn. For more information, please visit www.rrmm.com