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Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Penchansky Whisler Architects won a 2011  American Institute of Architects Huron Valley Chapter  Honor Award for the design of the Ferndale Public Library Expansion and Renovation.  The 19,500 square foot Library is expected to be LEED Gold with sustainable features like geothermal heating and cooling, rainwater reclamation system, and vegetative roofs.

Ferndale Public Library

Penchansky Whisler Architects won a 2011  American Institute of Architects Huron Valley Chapter  Honor Award for the design of the Ferndale Public Library Expansion and Renovation.  The 19,500 square foot Library is expected to be LEED Gold with sustainable features like geothermal heating and cooling, rainwater reclamation system, and vegetative roofs.

The circulation desk greets patrons as they enter the Library.  The clerestory windows above bring natural light in to the “circulation spine” of the building  that guides patrons toward the Youth Department at the end of this high ceiling axis.

Circulation Desk

Monday, April 11th, 2011
At this year’s Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) annual meeting, held in Detroit on February 2, the Ferndale Public Library expansion and renovation project was awarded an Honorable Mention in their “Green Project of the Year” award category. There were just five other projects given this award in the state.On hand to receive the award were Seth Penchansky and Dan Whisler of Penchansky Whisler Architects (the Architect, Interior Designer and LEED project manager for the project), Craig Wolanin and Richard Scheck of Frank Rewold and Son (the construction manager), and Patrick Dengate, library board trustee. “This recognition … affirms the board’s decision, with encouragement from the public, to build our new library in as sustainable a manner as possible”, said Dengate.

The new Ferndale Library is anticipated to achieve LEED Gold-Level certification from the Green Building Council, a national organization. The green features of the building are projected to save $13,000 per year in energy consumption.

Founded in 1885 as the Builders Exchange of Detroit and Michigan, the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) is the oldest and largest construction association in North America. The mission of CAM is to provide service, information and assistance to the construction industry.

Friday, October 1st, 2010

We are pleased to be exhibiting at Archifest 2010 at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on Tuesday October 5th at 6pm.  We will be featuring three projects – the Fugenschuh Residence, The WSG Gallery and Primo Cafe in the Ypsilanti District Library. Admission to Archifest is $5 – and includes six architecturally themed movie shorts in the main theater, including:  

• “A Girl is a Fellow Here” featuring female architects employed and trained by Frank Lloyd Wright 

• “Angle of Inspiration” documents the design and construction of Santiago Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge over Turtle Bay 

 • “Lucy’s House” Samuel Mockbee’s Rural Studio designs and builds a house using 72,000 stacked tiles of carpet in Alabama

http://aiahv.org/Resources/Documents/ArchiFest/Archifest%20poster%20revised.pdf

If you are interested in attending, the first 5 people to contact us will receive a complimentary admission.