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  • Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Burgess & Niple provided site civil engineering services for an expansion and renovation of the Martha Washington Community Library in Alexandria, Virginia.  The third oldest library in Fairfax County, this project was designed to comply with the County’s policy that buildings in excess of 10,000 square feet (sf) meet or exceed minimum green building standards.

Improvements to this 18,000 sf, one-story library involved the demolition of 6,000 sf of the existing building, and the addition of nearly 8,000 sf of new building and interior renovations.  The project site was evaluated to expand the building area, reconfigure parking and Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility, and add an on-site stormwater management facility to support site improvements.  B&N was responsible for the conceptual layout and final site plan for this redevelopment.

The site was designed using Low Impact Design (LID) stormwater management measures that included a bioretention facility, vegetated swales, and tree box filters.  The project received a U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold rating for its energy-efficient design.

B&N services included:

  • Site civil engineering
  • Planning
  • Surveying
  • Geotechnical engineering

This project received the American Public Works Association 2011 Public Works Project of the Year and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Northern Virginia 2010 Award of Excellence for Best Building.