Lenexa City Center Library Awarded USGBC Award for Innovative Design

Steinberg Hart is proud to announce that our Lenexa City Center Library, completed in collaboration with Hollis + Miller, was named among the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) West North Central region’s 2020 Community Leadership Award recipients. The project received the USGBC Award of Merit in the Innovative Design, New Construction category.

The LEED Silver Lenexa City Center Library is a new destination branch of the Johnson County Library System in Kansas. It will serve as a source of innovative technology, information, and experiences that will enrich the community. Located on a municipal block at the heart of the City Center development, which aims to serve as a new downtown for the City of Lenexa, the library will serve the growing community of Lenexa with a place to learn, explore, create, and connect. The new library branch will incorporate a service model designed to enhance public access to the collections, focus services to patrons, and integrate patron self-service strategies and staff mobility.

“These awards spotlight incredible leaders from across the region who are committed to building healthier, more resilient and sustainable communities through the adoption of LEED and green building practices,” said Korinne Haeffel, director of USGBC Wisconsin. “Green buildings are helping to raise the living standard for all while also helping to save money through more efficient design, construction and operations. It’s an honor to recognize this year’s awardees and we look forward to work this inspires in the months and years ahead.”

The 2020 Community Leadership Awards represent green building projects and experts from across local USGBC communities, including Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

About the U.S. Green Building Council

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building program, robust educational offerings, an international network of local community leaders, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn. USGBC’s West North Central community is advancing USGBC¹s mission through localized engagement and outreach throughout the Central Plains, Iowa, Minnesota, the Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.