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Austin Central Library – Austin, TX

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Building: Austin Central Library
Location: Austin, Texas
Address: 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.
Design Architect: Lake Flato and Shepley Bulfinch joint venture
Landscape Architect: Coleman & Associates
Structural Engineers: PE Structural Consultants and Datum Engineers, Inc.
M+E Engineer: Jose I. Guerra, Inc.
Site Service Electrical Engineer: Harutunian Engineering, Inc.
Civil Engineer: Urban Design Group
Plumbing Engineer: Encotech Engineering
Size: 198,000 SF
Completion: August 2017

AE Interest: anticipated LEED platinum rating [a], rainwater harvesting system to fill toilets and irrigate surrounding landscaping, 567 solar panel system on top of main building to power a third of the building, rooftop vegetation garden [b], regional and recycled construction materials, use of daylight and LEDs, demand controlled ventilation, variable air and water flow [c]
[a, b, c]

Video of construction time-lapse: [1]

Written by Megan Nguyen

October 18, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Posted in Built

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