Gaithersburg Public Library

ABA’s renovation and expansion of this 1980’s Library serves one of the fastest-growing and most ethnically-diverse populations in the country. As Design Architect, in collaboration with Whitman Requardt & Associates, ABA partnered with Library staff to refine a program that expands the Library’s collections, study areas, staff workspace, community areas, and technology resources. One of this project’s most distinctive features, the Gilchrist Center, provides services and training to recent U.S. newcomers through counseling, education, legal and tax services, and ESL classes. Certified LEED Gold, the new Library is welcoming and inviting, open and light-filled, and easy to use. This project creates a hub for library resources and education, strengthening the Library’s civic imprint.

Gaithersburg, Maryland