Library wins statewide Distinguished Building Award
SEGUIN, Texas – The City is proud to announce a major win for our new library. The library was recently recognized with the Distinguished Building Award by TEXO.
“It’s no surprise to us that our gorgeous, one-of-a-kind Seguin Public Library is receiving these kinds of accolades. It is without a doubt a masterpiece of architecture and construction,” said Jacki Gross, Library Director.
The city’s contractor for the library, Byrne Construction Services, submitted the project for the TEXO award. It was selected as the winner of the Distinguished Building Award for projects between $10 million and $30 million.
“This project is important to Seguin as it functions not only as a central gathering place for the community but as an icon for the city. The Seguin Public Library exemplifies Byrne’s efforts as a local Texas builder shaping the communities in which we live and work,” said Chad Anderson, Director of Marketing for Byrne Construction Services.
The new library opened its door to the public in September 2016. It was the product of a city voter approved bond totally $14.8 million for land purchase, design, construction, collection materials, furniture and signage, technology and computers. The City pledged $2 million from the CPS Energy Agreement to ease the burden on tax payers.
“I encourage everyone who has not visited the new library to stop by and see what all the talk is about - the reclaimed wood features, the tree canopy wall coverings, the great views, and of course, the books!” added Gross.
Currently, the results of a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification are pending. LEED rates a building’s impact on the environment including site sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. ###
TEXO is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas and one of the largest affiliated with the national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General contractors of America (AGC). TEXO is made up by over 1900 members who do more than $6 billion of work annually.
TEXO provides its members with innovative programs, quality services and strategic alliances while protecting a merit shop working environment. The association maintains a strategic focus on five primary service areas: governmental representation; safety; health and environmental issues; skill-craft workforce development; professional training and education; and community and networking events.