Spotlight On: The Francis Gregory Library
A new library in the Washington D.C. area is catching a lot of attention and we can see why. The Francis Gregory Library is a new project that has caught our eye. This unique structure uses various materials and an original design to create a library that looks like none other. The exterior is made from wood and glass to create a checkerboard look that immediately draws the attention of the eye. In order to complement the checkerboard exterior, a plaid-patterned ceiling is present. This library contains reading areas for adults, children and teenagers as well as a series of conference rooms and a public meeting room. Aside from the interesting material and design choice, this building also contains environmentally friendly features. This building is highly sustainable and has even achieved LEED Silver. The Francis Gregory Library takes advantage of the natural vegetation, maximizing the winter sun exposure and controlling the summer sun with a large canopy over the pavilion. We love the Francis Gregory Library for its unique design and highly sustainable features. If you have found inspiration from the Francis Gregory Library for your next project, Vertical Arts can help. Contact us today for more information on architecture in Steamboat Springs.