Skip to content
Brooklyn College Library

EDUCATION PORTFOLIO

Greenburgh Public Library

Greenburgh Public Library

PROJECT DETAILS

Located on the side of a steep hill in the Westchester town of Greenburgh, the two-story, 23,000-square-foot addition to the existing 22,000-square-foot Greenburgh Public Library, built in 1968, was designed to bring the facility up-to-date in serving its 300,000 annual visitors. Designed with a large of amount of glass, the building uses natural light to illuminate a majority of the interior spaces. This, along with other energy efficient features and sustainable design concepts, will qualify the project for LEED certification. Sustainable features includes:

  • An underground closed-loop Geothermal System which lowers day-to-day heating and cooling costs for long-term savings.
  • Automatically controlled lighting that dims the lights in the main reading room in the daytime and saves electricity.
  • The majority of the materials are local to reduce trucking costs and are recyclable.
  • The lobby floor is made from recycled rubber tires.

Beatty, Harvey & Associates designed the new Greenburgh Public Library building which is situated on a major traffic artery (I-287) in Westchester County, NY. Taking advantage of the views offered and the prominent site, the Library provides read to offer programs to the community for years to come.

This project was recognized in McGraw Hill Construction’s Best of 2009, receiving the Award of Merit for Government/Public Project.

LOCATION:

ELMSFORD, NY

SECTOR:

EDUCATION

SIZE:

45,000 SQ FT

SCOPE

47,000 SF New Construction and Renovation

Greenburgh Public Library Interior
Greenburgh_PublicLibrary
Greenburgh Public Library Desks

KEYWORDS

MORE PROJECTS

Back To Top