Charleston Branch Library

New York Public Library is developing a 10,000 SF community library in the Charleston neighborhood of Staten Island. When complete, this addition to the Bricktown Commons retail center will provide community spaces; rooms for children, teens, and adults; areas for programs, classes, and workshops; public restrooms; and seating areas. Langan oversaw the stormwater management, ULURP approval conditions, and long-lead permits from city agencies; provided preliminary design drawings; and prepared final construction drawings. We also surveyed aboveground utilities including manholes, catch basins, inlets, and valve locations, as well as underground utilities and pipe sizes. The library will be New York City’s first Net Zero library, complete with a rooftop solar panel array and other energy-saving measures.
2019 Public Design Commission, Award for Excellence in Design