Jungman Neighborhood Library

Public | Civic
  • Architect:
    Appel Architects with Energy Architecture
  • Location:
    Houston, TX

Size: 16,000 SF renovation; 2,500 SF addition
Owner: City of Houston Public Library System

Frank Jungman Neighborhood Library was originally constructed in 1975, and four decades of continual use without renovation left the building in general disrepair and acutely underutilized. A total gut renovation and complete remodel of the 16,000 square foot structure reused only the original foundations, precast concrete roof structure, and some of the original tilt-wall concrete wall panels. By removing and reconstructing a large section of the existing concrete tilt-wall panel building, a new glass reading corner, new pedestrian entrances, and updated street-facing facades and storefronts were introduced to update the library with a focus on function, comfort, safety, durability, and sustainability. New construction also added another 2,500 square feet of useable space.

Jungman Neighborhood Library was recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council with LEED Silver certification.