Wheaton Library and Recreation Center
Peer Review and Construction Administration Services
Montgomery County, MD
The Wheaton Library and recreation center is a two-story facility with one story of underground parking with additional parking below the west entrance courtyard. The Architect of Record was Grimm and Parker. Gale worked directly for Montgomery County Government and closely coordinated BECx activities with G&P. Notable features include:
- Large expanses of south-facing curtain wall with integral sunshades and a 3-story, glass enclosed central, central lobby.
- Cladding consisted of high density simulated stone veneer and a vibrantly colored, phenolic rain screen panel system.
- Roofing consisted of Thermoplastic and hot rubberized asphalt systems in both conventional and inverted configurations with areas of intensive vegetative coverings.
- Adherence to the International Green Construction Code required the capture of 100% of the rain water through the use of 7 large cisterns that hold rain water and allow a controlled release into the storm sewer.