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Vancouver Community Main Library

About 383,000 residents use the Fort Vancouver Regional Library. Now patrons can head to the newly built, tripled-in-size, light-filled space in the urban center of Vancouver. 

Vancouver, Washington

Miller Hull Partnership

Building Size:

90,000 sf

Project Cost:

$37 million


LEED Gold Certified


  • Award of Merit, ENR California, 2011
  • Honor Award for Washington Architecture, AIA Seattle Chapter, 2011

The building is designed to mix the natural with the academic. Extensive daylighting is allowed through the building’s envelope, and patrons are encouraged to linger near the building’s central atrium and on the rooftop garden. To augment this design, Interface’s services included features such as the hybrid underfloor air distribution and displacement ventilation system design, radiant slab heating/cooling system design, computational fluid dynamics modeling for the HVAC system, as well as technology team designing building-wide wireless and wired internet and digital catalog access in multiple locations on every floor.

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