ML: Silver Expansion of Mamaroneck Public Library by BKSK Architects

The 13,000-square-foot expansion of this historic structure that dates from 1927 should result in a LEED Silver rating from USGBC.

Another LEED project by BKSK Architects (Queens Botanical Gardens, Harsen House, and 124 West 23rd Street) just broke ground last week in Mamaroneck, New York. Designed to achieve a Silver level of certification from USGBC, the Mamaroneck Public Library renovation and expansion project will contemplate a 13,000-square-foot addition to an existing 21,000-square-foot facility, which dates from 1927.

BKSK’s design charge was to maintain the historic appeal of the existing structure; the Library’s original reading room wiill be restored and its columns and box pattern facade details replicated. Green features are LEED-standard; energy efficient building systems, extensive daylighting, and recycled-content materials, in addition to a green roof. The project should wrap up sometime in early 2010.

ML is short for our weekly Monday LEEDoff™ column, which typically profiles a different LEED project generally in (but not limited to) the New York City area. You can access an archive of profiled projects via this link.

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