OwnerMontgomery County Department of General Services
ArchitectWhitman, Requardt & Associates
DescriptionRenovation of the Gaithersburg Library expanded the original 33,700 SF structure (Built by Henley in 1981) by adding an additional 22,200 SF on the main level front, back and sides of the existing building. An additional 7,900 SF was added on a partial second and third levels that provide space for meeting, storage, and mechanical needs. A satellite office of the Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity is housed on the second floor offering free or low-cost English language classes, among other services.
With a long list of sustainable features added, the Gaithersburg Library was awarded LEED Gold status, the first in Montgomery County. The design/construction teams used various strategies to earn LEED rating points through; sustainable site, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, as well as several additional points in innovation & design.