HHL Architects designed this new public library facility for the Town of Newstead to replace the antiquated Denio Library. The new location is on the historic Main Street of the village center of Akron. The educational focus of the library is children and technology. The design represents the integration of many passive energy elements to provide a sustainable structure, which also fits well within the historic “urban” context of a traditional rural downtown street.
The interior space is intended to be open, day lit and flexible. Working with Steven Winters Associates, we designed the facility to the LEED rating system of the U.S. Green Building Council. The project also won an Honorable Mention in the 2002 AIA Buffalo/WNY Award for New Construction <25,000 sq. ft.