exterior of gaithersburg public library

Gaithersburg Public Library

Gaithersburg Public Library Expanded and Modernized

Montgomery County partnered with Henley Construction Company, Inc., Warner Mechanical and Kaempf & Harris to renovate the Gaithersburg Public Library. The library needed to be expanded and modernized with the intention to submit the completed project for LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification.

The project included a complete first level renovation and a 27,745 gross square foot addition to the first and second floors. Kaempf & Harris was tasked with integrating the HVAC system between the existing and new structure while meeting the rigorous standards of the LEED certification program. Problems with the existing building shell delayed progress, leaving a tighter timeframe for the HVAC work.

In addition, architectural elements including a large rock wall posed significant challenges to the Kaempf & Harris team. Despite these challenges, and after numerous site visits and collaborative dialog with key stakeholders, Kaempf & Harris successfully completed their portion of the work on time, helping the project achieve LEED Silver accreditation, the second highest certification level available.

Project Stats

Project Type

New Construction

Project Specs

62,380 Square Feet

General Contracting Partner

Henley Construction

Mechanical Contracting Partner

Warner Mechanical


Gaithersburg, Maryland

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