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Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch / MSR Design

  • 01:00 - 25 January, 2011
Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch / MSR Design
Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch / MSR Design, © Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA © Charles Davis Smith - AIA +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dallas, Texas, United States
  • Associate Architect

    FKP Architects, Inc.
  • Mechanical And Electrical Engineers

    M.E.P. Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Structural Engineer

    Datum Gojer Engineers, LLC
  • Civil Engineer

    Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.
  • Landscape Architect

    Talley Associates, Inc.
  • General Contractor

    J.C. Commercial
  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The site for the Dallas Public Library Lochwood Branch, is bound by a strip mall, apartment complex, and residential neighborhood, which presented significant contextual opportunities. The design centers on addressing each context, as well as the library’s programming needs, through directing and screening views and considering varied levels of scale.

floor plan
floor plan

The zinc-clad library hovers above a glass base, a contrast to the solid form of a black box theater (within the old YMCA, a resource-saving reuse strategy). Views are carefully considered to focus on the tree canopy and foreground landscape, avoiding less favorable context and providing privacy to neighboring homes. Open sightlines provide easy wayfinding for patrons and supervision for staff. The new library’s dynamic design elements and massing offer a distinct, refreshing contrast to the banal retail and residential buildings in the neighborhood.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

•On-site stormwater management.

•Native, drought-tolerant landscape.

•Heat island mitigation.

•Regional and recycled building materials.

•High-efficiency envelope and HVAC systems.

•Daylight harvesting.

•Light pollution reduction.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA

•Energy purchased from renewable sources.

•Natural ventilation and high indoor air quality.

•Water-saving fixtures.

© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
© Charles Davis Smith - AIA
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disgruntled architect · January 26, 2011

the project is quite static. the singularity of the exterior and the poor choice of interior materials makes the library appear to be 10 yrs old.....lighting, paint, carpet, etc. this project could have used some love.

EDG · January 27, 2011 07:06 AM

Disgruntled. Sorry you dislike the project. This is my neighborhood library, and we use it weekly. Not sure if you live in DTX, but seeing it in person does make a difference. We enjoy the space and often spend a couple of hours there. A complete departure from the library it replaced.

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