Completion Date: May 2009
Owner: City of Boston
Program: A 21,000-square-foot public library.
Design concept and solution: The Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library was designed to honor the mayor’s initiative to bring important civic buildings to Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. The design opens the library’s front elevation with glazing to infuse the warm and inviting interior space with natural light. The welcoming transparency allows pedestrians to see directly into the wood-wrapped interior spaces and reading room. The children’s and young adult’s rooms are placed in the rear for privacy and protection. Sustainable features include daylighting strategies, water conservation, a cool roof, an on-site stormwater infiltration system, bike storage, and parking for alternative fuel vehicles.
Gross square footage:
21,000 sq. ft.
72,000 sq. ft.
Total construction cost:
William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc.
10 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
Contact: Joseph Mulligan, Deputy Director
Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Principal-in-Charge of Design: Clifford V. Gayley, AIA, LEED AP
Project Architect: Mark Oldham, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager: Philip Gray, NCARB, Registered Architect
Assistant Project Manager: Robert Wear, AIA, LEED AP
Design Team: Ken Amano
Landscape designer: Tim McCormack
MEP/Fire Protection Engineer:
Information Technology Consultant:
Credit: Al Forster
CAD system, project management, or other software used: Autocad 2005
Brick: Cloud Ceramics & Glen Gery
Metal/glass: Alum Curtain Wall; Alumicor
Metal: Zinc Fascias; Rheinzink
Skylights: Insulated-panel or plastic glazing
Wood doors: Lambton Doors
Metal: Chicago Metallic
Suspension grid: Chicago Metallic
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Micieli Contracting
Paints and stains: ICI Paints
Floor and wall tile:
Resilient flooring: Forbo
Carpet: Milliken Floor Covering
Maple Flooring: Connor Flooring
Sun Wood Louvers: Select Trim