Municipal Henrietta Public Library
Town of Henrietta
The Henrietta Public Library is a two-story, 36,000 square foot library is on 2.8 acres of land. A main priority for the project was making the facility accessible to the entire community. These improvements include sliding entry doors, adequate space for walkways and full-size elevator. An additional feature for accessibility is audio systems equipped with hearing loops. This feature allows library guests the option to have sound transmitted directly to their hearing aids or cochlear implants. The library incorporates green initiatives such as a 100% LED lighting package that is energy efficient and offers greater flexibility in the lighting design. The library also includes a geothermal HVAC system. Having a system like this allows for greater control of each individual space with heat pumps that provide both Heating and Cooling. The Town collaborated with RIT students to bring a unique design element to the facility, creating an oak tree sculpture. The sculpture is made from re-purposed wood that stood at the former campus’s main entrance.
This project has been awarded the Gold Award in the ACEC New York 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards and the Best Educational/Institutional project at the 2020 NAIOP Awards.