Goodfellow Library and Learning Center

San Angelo, Texas

The community at Goodfellow Air Force Base need a consolidated space to house three similar but distinct learning facilities - an education center, library, and professional enhancement center. The new 28,000 sq. ft., two-story building houses all functions under one roof and includes administrative spaces, offices, classrooms, a media center, a library, multipurpose spaces, storage, and a large lobby. 

Goodfellow Library and Learning Center is LEED Silver certified. The project team implemented creative sustainable features like water-efficient landscaping with native plants that do not requiring an irrigation system. The center achieved 41% water-use reduction by using low-flow plumbing fixtures. The team optimized energy performance by installing energy-efficient mechanical and electrical equipment, diverting 95% construction waste from landfills, using regional materials and certified wood, and maximizing open-space and protecting and restoring the natural habitat.