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BNBuilders Awards


Last updated 1/16/2018 at 9:47am

In article provided by, BNBuilders, in partnership with Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects (RNT), is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the new Borrego Springs Branch Library, Park, and Sheriff's Office.

The $11.5 million design-build project is designed to celebrate the social and cultural history of the Borrego Springs community and the unique environment of this desert setting.

The new project uses Borrego Springs' status as a Dark Sky Community as inspiration for the design. Dark Sky Communities adopt outdoor lighting ordinances and offer education to promote and preserve the night skies for future generations. Design elements and artful educational displays incorporate constellation mapping, references to local history, and provide a place for imagination. Perhaps most profound is the library's floating "Ramada" roof which extends beyond the building envelope. It will create shade and an ethereal quality of hovering above the desert floor. The library is designed to achieve LEED Gold Certification and be Zero Net Energy.

Jamie Awford, Principal at BNBuilders, states, "The Borrego Springs Library, Park and Sheriff's Office will serve as the cultural centerpiece and recreational gathering place. Sited close to the Post Office and Christmas Circle, this project completes the community's needs for residents' and visitors' interaction."

Full press release can be found here:

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