Daniel E. Ruiz Branch Library

Austin, TX

Services: Structural
Cost: $2.2M
SF/Floors: 15,000/1
Construction Delivery Method: Competitive Sealed Proposal
LEED Status: City of Austin Green Building Program - Three Star Rating

One of the largest libraries in the Austin Public Library System, the Daniel E Ruiz Branch received a Three Star Rating from the City of Austin’s Green Building Program, the first public building in Austin to do so. The new 15,000 SF facility has a central clerestory space lit primarily with diffused daylight that provides a pleasant space for book collections and reading areas. It also has a large meeting room with multiple configurations that enables a diverse range of Functions for community events. JQ provided Structural Engineering services on the project.