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  7. John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects

  • 12:00 - 16 April, 2015
John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects
John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects, © Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

© Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy © Scott Norsworthy + 25

  • Project Team

    Stephen Teeple, Eric Boelling, Maryam Mohajer, Christian Joakim, Robert Cheung
  • Associate Architect

    Garwood-Jones & Hanham Architects (NB - now Invizij)
  • Structural Engineers

    Halcrow Yolles
  • Mechanical Engineers

    Smith and Andersen
  • Electrical Engineers

    Smith and Andersen
  • Exhibit Consultant

    Reich + Petch Design International
  • Landscape Architects

    Fleisher Ridout Partnership Inc.
  • Civil Engineers

    Planning and Engineering Initiatives Ltd.
  • LEED Consultant

    Enermodal Engineering Ltd.
  • LEED

    Silver (certified)
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

Text description provided by the architects. This mixed-use Library and Community Recreational facility posed the challenge of bringing together two diverse programs – and the needs of two diverse clients – to create an enhanced community experience. The desire was to create a single integrated facility in which the program elements interact and elevate each other through a series of strategic architectural gestures.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

The library interior includes children’s, teen and adult study spaces and stacks as well as flexible group learning and community areas. A large computer research area allows for both recreational and advanced academic study to take place.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The design incorporates the latest ideas in pro-active customer service, with a small circulation desk and service points located within the service area itself. A diagonal ‘street’ through the customer service space creates natural path of traffic from the entrance to each service area. An enclosed courtyard brings natural light into the interior and provides an alternative study space.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

The LEED Silver-targeted project sought to minimize environmental impact, especially in order to mitigate the high-energy demands of the pool. Extensive daylighting was central to the design concept, creating an efficient, bright and interconnected space.

© Scott Norsworthy
© Scott Norsworthy

Among many strategies, the building employs displacement ventilation, green and white roofs, local, recycled and low-VOC materials, on-site storm water management, and waste diversion strategies.

© Shai Gil
© Shai Gil

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Cite: "John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA / Teeple Architects" 16 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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