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  • Arlington

    2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 710
    Arlington, VA 22206 Map
    T 703.998.0101 | F 703.998.7798

  • Chesapeake

    1317 Executive Boulevard, Suite 200
    Chesapeake, VA 23320 Map
    T 757.622.2828 | F 757.622.2430

  • Richmond

    115 South 15th Street, Suite 202
    Richmond, VA 23219 Map
    T 804.277.8987 | F 804.277.8991

  • Roanoke

    28 Church Ave SW
    Roanoke, VA 24011 Map
    T 540.344.1212 | F 540.344.1321

  • Rockville

    1 Research Court, Suite 450
    Rockville, MD 20850 Map
    T 240.403.4101

Silver Spring Library

Location: Silver Spring, MD

This new, multi-use facility houses a 63,000-SF library and 20,000 SF of arts space that is constructed over a new light rail station.  It is the centerpiece of a new county complex in Silver Spring that will also contain 145 housing units. The new library is a civic beacon and has a glass exterior allowing views both in and out of the facility.  The facility is LEED Gold®.

A distinguishing fact about the library is the building earned two LEED pilot credits:

Walkable Project Sites’ promotes walking, biking and other non-motorized transportation that results in reduced vehicle traffic, increased public health and enhanced community participation.  The building features a pedestrian plaza and a continuous sidewalk, enhanced by trees, that connects building entrances along multiple streets.  The majority of the building façade is glass, allowing pedestrians a view inside and encouraging visitors to enter.

Design for Active Occupants’ promotes improved health of building users through physical activity, while reducing environmental impacts.  All levels of the Silver Spring Library building are connected by open ‘monumental’ stairs that are easily visible from both the building interior and exterior.

This project was awarded the 2016 Montgomery County Design Excellence Award.