Boston Public Library | Brighton Branch

Originally opened in 1969, the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library is an active and integral part of the surrounding neighborhood. Renovations to this 22,400-square-foot library provided increased accessibility and enhanced technological capabilities. A new teen space was also added.

The project achieved LEED Silver certification for excellent energy efficiency. Window updates improve view and daylighting, creating light-filled spaces furnished with comfortable, modern furniture. Additional sustainable elements include two new entry vestibules for temperature control, all new lighting, and upgraded HVAC and plumbing equipment.

“Every time I am in the renovated Brighton branch, I am amazed at the positive changes your team was able to envision and make happen. It is bright and cheery and feels good when you walk in the door — amazing feat. And it is working, which is also pretty amazing, given what you started with. My hat is off to the entire team. Congratulations and thanks for sticking with us all the way.”
– Ruth Kowal
Boston Public Library
Director, Administration & Finance

“On behalf of the Trustees, staff and patrons of the Brighton Library I want to thank congratulate you on achieving Silver LEED certification of the branch. You and your team were instrumental in making sure that we satisfied the demanding LEED requirements.
The branch has been transformed into a beautiful design that welcomes people of all ages to explore, learn, teach, and relax. It embodies the essence of public pride and the neighborhood loves it!
Thank you for the creative effort and intelligent work you invested in this excellent project. It has been a pleasure to work with you.”

– Amy E. Ryan, President
Boston Public Library