Loudoun County Public Library - Brambleton

Supporting Life-Long Learning, Creativity, And Public Gathering

Designed by HGA and developed by Brambleton Group, LLC, as a cornerstone project for the Town Center, the new library supports life-long learning, creativity, and public gathering for the growing master-planned, mixed-use community of Brambleton outside Washington, D.C.

The 40,000-SF, state-of-the-art library occupies the lower two floors of a new four-story office building by HGA that includes a common retail lobby, where library patrons, office employees, and locals can relax and mingle. The library includes dedicated children’s, teens, and adults areas; three meeting rooms for library programs and public use; makerspace with 3D printers, recording studio, and other creative technologies; a video gaming room in the Teen Center; and 10 study rooms.

Taking aesthetic cues from regional historic stone mills and brick commercial-industrial architecture, the library embraces a contemporary vision for the future. Two-story millstone boxes with punched window openings echo the mills, while four-story, red-brown brick and black iron metalwork allude to a flexible commercial industrial space. A playful two-story glass wall composition fronts the plaza, visually highlighting the retail and library teen rooms within the bright and engaging interior.

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Ashburn, Virginia

Building Type



40,000 SF

  • 2020 IIDA Wisconsin Design Award of Excellence

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