Gilbane Building Company Awarded Construction of City of Houston, Young Neighborhood Library Project

New library designed to complement the neighborhood

Houston, Texas – September 2015 – Gilbane Building Company, a global leader in construction services, has been selected by the City of Houston to build a new library in the Young neighborhood in Houston, Texas.  The new 16,000 sq. ft. library will feature raised flooring, metal panel ceilings, and an open concept with a focus on public safety.  The building’s unique curvilinear shape in two dimensions is a reflection of the corresponding curving Metro Rail line that passes in close proximity to the site and will ensure symmetry with the surrounding neighborhood.  The design was based on a unique series of public dialogs and workshops between the City of Houston, the local community, and the design team.

“As a proud member of the Houston community, Gilbane is delighted by this award and the opportunity to continue our long term working relationship with the City of Houston”, says Freddie T. Bustillo, Vice President, Gilbane Building Company, “we are anxious to successfully complete another Learning Environment Center for the great citizens of Houston”..

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world.