Public Works Awarded for Slover Library

The American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter has selected the Slover Library as the Project of the Year in the structures category $25-75-million-dollar project division.  The award recognizes Norfolk’s Department of Public Works’ efforts in coordinating and managing this multiyear project.

Photos: Norfolk Slover Library

According to a city press release, Norfolk’s Department of Public Works Slover team coordinated the multiyear project that included planning and siting the building, managing the design and construction and overseeing the start-up and occupancy of the building. The $65-million-dollar project boasts state-of-the-art technology systems, is on track to receive a gold standard in green buildings and is under consideration for the APWA National Project of the Year award.

The project was completed on time and on budget, with a good worker safety record. Additionally, Slover is on-track to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold which is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings.

The 138,000 square-foot facility, opened to the public in January, encompasses three centuries of architecture: The historic Seaboard Building (1800s), the Selden Arcade (1900), and a new six-story tower that connects them all.

The vision of Slover is to blend the best of contemporary library resources and services with new and innovative space design, making it a vital center for community learning, leading-edge technology and civic engagement, according to the release.

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