Prairie Creek Branch Library

City of Dallas

The new Prairie Creek library houses a 75,000-volume collection of books and media. The LEED Platinum-certified facility also contains a public meeting space, a teen center and children’s center, 25 computers and 15 laptops, drive-up access for book and media returns, and an outdoor learning area for children. Sustainable design strategies included taking advantage of the site’s natural slope by locating mechanical and electrical equipment into a lower-level space with an at-grade entrance.  The parking area was designed without curbs to allow runoff to collect into the landscape islands.

Location: Dallas, TX
Size: 18,250 SF
Services: Structural, Civil, Geospatial
Cost: $4M