Pueblo West Library
The existing 5,000 square foot Pueblo West Library was expanded by 28,000 square feet, remaining open and occupied throughout the course of construction.
Keeping the books on the shelves
The Big Picture
This project was the first LEED building in Pueblo, Colorado. The project consisted of a new addition to the existing library and the challenge of implementing LEED to new construction as well as the existing building. The use of features such as natural day-lighting, lighting controls, and the use of access flooring throughout the facility acting as an open air plenum contributed to this LEED Gold certified project. Incorporated into this project was the use of load bearing CMU, glazed curtain wall system, Stucco and Hardi panel exterior building finishes and the use of Standing Seam and TPO Roofing.
We have worked with Pueblo City-County Library District on other projects including the Robert Hoag Rawlings Library, the Lamb Branch Library, and the YMCA Satellite.
Ingenuity in Action
Construction for this project began in January 2008, an exceptionally harsh winter in Pueblo. Extra precaution was taken with winter construction which included, but was not limited to ground thawing, protection of masonry load bearing walls and motoring of grout placement.