A city ordinance mandates “no net loss of trees” resulting from any construction on city property. Newport Public Library is located in a two acre inner-city park containing numerous specimen trees over a hundred years old.
Challenge: Minimize tree loss and damage during extensive site excavation and construction
— 20,000 sq. ft. addition – ADA compliant
— Re-design/re-engineer roof structure to streamline the building’s appearance.
— Add clearstory windows at roofline to capture natural light
— Incorporate kitchen facilities & community meeting rooms
— 20,000 sq. ft. – ADA compliant
— Parking area reconstruction
— Complete asbestos abatement