Photo by Ed Wonsek

Solution

Athol Public Library

Athol, MA

Market: Cultural

Client

Athol Public Library

Completion

2013

Photo by Ed Wonsek

By 1919, Andrew Carnegie’s donations of more than $40 million paid for 1,679 library buildings throughout the United States.  The town of Athol sought to renovate its 1918 Carnegie library, which provides meeting space and houses the town’s historic documents and book collection.  The project included renovation of the existing 8,000 sq ft building and a new, two-story wing that added nearly 16,000 sq ft.  SGH was the building enclosure commissioning agent for the project, which earned the first-ever LEED platinum certification for a historic public library.