Recognition of Burke Center Library Design Team

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Recognition of Burke Centre Library Design Team

 Madam Chairman,

Calling the rainwater collection and the use of ample natural day-lighting for the interior noteworthy, the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded the Burke Centre Library the 2009 Award of Merit for the building’s “thorough integration of sustainable strategies.”

This was not the only honor bestowed upon the library for design either. From the American Public Works Association VA/DC/MD Chapter it received the 2009 Project of the Year Award in the $5 to $20 Million Structures Category and from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties came the 2009 Merit Award for Best Building, Environmentally Responsible Green Construction and the 2009 Award of Excellence Best Building, Institutional Facility under $20 Million.

Therefore, Madam Chairman, without objection I would like to Board to offer its congratulations to the architect of this project, Grimm and Parker Architects of McLean, Virginia as well as Katayoon Shaya, a Senior Architect for the county who served as project manager for their efforts in designing such a forward looking building for the Braddock District as well as Fairfax County. 

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