Cesar Chavez Library

Laveen, AZ

Project Details

Architect Firm: Line and Space, LLC
New Construction: Yes
Date Built: 01/01/2007
Building Type: Library
City: Laveen
State: Arizona
Country: USA
Square Footage: 25,200

Green or Sustainable Features:

Environmental Aspects

The desert environment presented several challenges that created opportunities for green building strategies.

  • Extensive overhangs protect the building from solar heat gain and glare.
  • Window walls provide daylighting and views to the outdoors.
  • Roof-top rainwater collection provides water for irrigation, and low-flow fixtures indoors limit potable water use.
  • To lessen cooling needs, the building was built into the site and bermed with excavated earth.


  • COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2008
Cesar Chavez Library- Building Section East-West

Cesar Chavez Library- Building Section East-West

Photographer: Line and Space, LLC
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