About Desert Broom Library
Conceptually borrowing from the symbiotic relationship between a young Saguaro and a nurse tree, the building's large roof creates a nurturing microclimate for growth, providing shelter and protection from the weather. Designed to fit into the desert site with a minimum of disturbance, the facility has been LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the United States Green Building Council.
A multi-purpose room seats 60.
2004 Merit Award, Design Awards category, AIA Arizona
2005 Pride Award, Commercial Best of Show, IIDA, Southwest Chapter Design Competition
2005 Honor Award (overall design excellence), AIA, Western Mountain Region
2005 Valley Forward Association, Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence, Buildings & Structures - Public Assembly
2005 Grand Award Best In The West, Best Public/Private Special Use Facility, Gold Nugget Awards
2006 ALA/IIDA Award for Innovation in Sustainable Design