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New Carrollton Library Renovation Design

New Carrollton Library Renovation Design

The renovation design for the New Carrollton Library Branch called for an aesthetically inviting, yet functional modern library to restore the facility to its former prestige.  To meet the present-day needs of the community, enhance the visitor experience and perception, while also responding to the surrounding site and context, GWWO designers created a new contemporary entrance addition and full interior renovation that when complete, will re-establish the building as a beacon for the community and a center for knowledge and collaboration.  For a first look at the design for the New Carrollton Library Branch,...

Sustainability

Report from the USGBC Green School Summit

Report from the USGBC Green School Summit

While it’s important to design schools to have the best daylight, sustainable materials, and energy efficient lighting, this year’s USGBC Green School Summit focused on the most important part of the school and thus, reasoning…

Practice

Architectural Musings: A Report from the AIA National Convention

Architectural Musings: A Report from the AIA National Convention

What do a billionaire, an urban artist, a mayor and three pioneering women have in common? At the American Institute of Architects’ national annual convention in Chicago late this June, each of these speakers had…

  • Practice

    Improving Your Decision Making

    Improving Your Decision Making

    The funny thing about decision making is that we all have to do it, whether we want to or not. All of us, every day, are decision makers – making choices on all aspects of…

    • Historic Preservation

      Two Rostrums: Small Structures with Big History and Purpose

      Two Rostrums: Small Structures with Big History and Purpose

      Working with the National Park Service at historically and culturally significant sites throughout the United States has afforded those of us at GWWO unique glimpses into our nation’s history and resources. This exposure is a…

      • Interpretive

        GWWO Projects Through the Eyes of Fifth Graders

        GWWO Projects Through the Eyes of Fifth Graders

        This spring, students from The GreenMount School, a private K-8 school located only steps from our office, visited GWWO to learn about how math applies to architecture from Principal Mark Lapointe, take a tour around…

        • Higher Education

          Educational Energy

          Educational Energy

          $1 million. That’s the annual savings in energy costs that Towson University in Towson, Maryland is realizing across their 50-building campus, thanks to their ongoing, intensive efforts to modify their lighting practices. How did they…