IMEG provided engineering design and services for a new library facility that replaced the City of Arlington’s 40-year-old building. Each level of the new 81,000-sf library was designed to meet the needs of a variety of visitors. The first floor features a children’s area with a “Discover Wall”designed for learning and playing; the second floor houses a makerspace with sewing machines and 3D printers, a young adult/teen section, and adult education center with classrooms and open workspace; the third floor features an outdoor garden and event space. The new library also includes a cafe, bookstore, and other dedicated areas:
The building’s sustainable features include a rooftop solar array; seed library; sustainability shop with recycled items, such as tote bags and water bottles; bike share station; and butterfly garden.
Engineers provided MEP system design and performance specifications for fire alarm and fire protection, as well as lighting calculations and design recommendations. IMEG also provided energy modeling for the facility, which is seeking LEED Silver certification.
81,000 SF new
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Energy Modeling