The LEED Silver Certified Greene County Archives project restored the existing mid-century modern structure with additions that accommodate the county’s voting systems and archives.
The building design reflected the overall campus master plan while accentuating the original structure. The additions’ precast concrete exterior was selected to complement the adjacent buildings. A canopy was designed at the south entrance with an exposed steel structure to relate to the mid-century precast concrete canopy at the west entrance along Boonville Ave.
The one-story mid-century modern building had a unique concrete double-T roof structure which was exposed and used as a prominent design feature. The original building design included glass sawtooth windows along the west elevation. Previously, these windows were removed, and the openings infilled. In this project, these windows were restored to reintroduce controlled natural light into the document research room.
This sustainable building design includes energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, incorporation of controlled daylighting in occupied areas, locally sourced materials and rain gardens along the south elevation.