Old Town Newhall Library
Santa Clarita, California
The Old Town Newhall Library is a 28,000-square-foot, free-standing public library located within the historic Old Town Newhall area of Santa Clarita, California. This two-level library features a large community meeting space and public garden, vibrant children's area, teen center, homework center, local history department and heritage reading room. The library is the first project completed as part of the new vision for the Newhall area. Historical references and public art root this library firmly into the eclectic history of the community. The library features efficient variable air volume fan units and a water-cooled mechanical system, which is placed inside the building to preserve the historic nature of the exterior aesthetic. This system will work with an on-site cooling tower and high efficiency boiler. The building received LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.