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Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, Photo: © Michael Moran/OTTO

Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center

Firm LocationNew York, United States
CompanyMarble Fairbanks Architects
Design TeamMarble Fairbanks Architects: Karen Fairbanks, Scott Marble, Nicholas Desbiens, Jason Roberts, Peter Adams, Benjamin Hait, Keenan Korth, Lauren Espeseth, Spenser Krut, Tanya Gershon, Ravipa Ramyarupa, Atrianne Dolom; Landscape: SCAPE Landscape Architecture, Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates, MEP/FP Engineer: ads Engineers, PC, Wayfinding: MTWTF, Lighting: Tillotson Design Associates
ClientBrooklyn Public Library (BPL)

This library is a community hub for environmental awareness, activism and education – the result of active engagement between BPL and the community. It doubles the previous building in size, providing enlarged indoor and outdoor space for environmental exploration and everyday library use. Programming includes reading rooms and collections for children, teens and adults; space for large community events; and exterior landscaped space for teaching and learning. Exceeding LEED Gold certification, the library is a demonstration of sustainable design and a learning tool for the community.