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William J. Clinton Presidential Library Little Rock, AK, USA

Architect: Polshek Partnership, Steven Winter Associates, Inc. Engineers: Leslie E. Robertson Associates, Flack+Kurtz, Cromwell Architects Engineers Consultants: R.A. Heintges, Steven Winter Associates, Rocky Mountain Institute


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PLACE + PROGRAM

Site Context Environmental Context

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

Arkansas River Park Wetlands I-30

Public Transit

Downtown Little Rock The project is located on a former brownfield south of the Arkansas River and north of downtown Little Rock. The site was chosen as ‘bridge’ connecting the river and the downtown area The building runs North-South leaving the West facade exposed for longer in the summer.

Summer Solstice

Winter Solstice


Polshek Partnership

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

1. SITE

2. Required Massing

3. Placement and Form

3. Volume Adjustments

PLACE + PROGRAM Site Relationship


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William J. Clinton Presidential Library

PLACE + PROGRAM

Programmatic Relationships

Little Rock, AK, USA

Plan Area: 24,000 ft2 Building Area: 153,700 ft² Building Footprint: 44,139 ft²


Polshek Partnership

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

SPACE +ORDER Circulation


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William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

Primary Structure Steel Truss 14 bays of 37’

CONSTRUCTION + EXPRESSION Structure


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CONSTRUCTION + EXPRESSION Exterior Envelope

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

Insulated Low-E glass

Solar Shading curtain wall

Primary Structure + Skin Aluminum Composit panel

(L) Solar shaded curtain wall (R) Insulated Glass


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EXPRESSION Sustainability

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Green roof

Filters rainwater into the AK river

Sum me r

Sun

Little Rock, AK, USA

Radiant Floor

Sun shading

Blocks 50% sunlight + 99% UV rays

55% to River 45% percolates

Wi

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Sun


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William J. Clinton Presidential Library

CONSTRUCTION + EXPRESSION SMALL SCALE SYSTEMS Energy

Little Rock, AK, USA

Daylighting In all public spaces

Mechanical room houses hvac systems

Mechanical room houses plumbing & electrical

PV Panels deliver 5% of building’s energy


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SENSORIAL AFFECT Materials Sustainability

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

Steel truss 100% recycled content

Green Roof Added insulation Filters rainwater

Bamboo flooring rapidly renewable

Aluminum cladding 18% recycled content

Recyclyed Rubber flooring Low-Emissive glass insulated

22% of the building materials, feature recycled content. +40% of the materials manufactured for use on this

project were manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the project.

28%

of the total building materials are composed of raw resources that were mined, extracted, or harvested within a 500-mile radius of the project.


Polshek Partnership

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

Daylight

37% of building area is daylit 100% of building ventilated or cooled with operable windows

Water

Uses 23% less potable water than a comparable, conventional project.

Energy

Anticipated to use 25% less energy than a comparable building Solar screen reduces solar heat gain by 50%. 40% less cooling load in museum space due to displacement cooling. 4% of the energy supplied by 66,000 kWh photovoltaic array. 100% contracted green power for two years.

Materials 22%

of the building materials, feature recycled

content.

+40% of the materials were manufactured within a 500-mile radius.

28% of the total building materials are composed of raw resources that were mined, extracted, or harvested within a 500-mile radius of the project.

LEED Silver, 2004 LEED-EB Platinum, 2007 2 Green Globes

MISCELLANEOUS

Sustainability LEED criteria


Polshek Partnership

William J. Clinton Presidential Library

Little Rock, AK, USA

The Green Building Initiative, “Case Study: The William J. Presidential Center” (November 2006) http://www.thegbi.org/about-gbi/news/gbi-insight/2006_11_10/ClintonCaseStudy.pdf AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects 2007 Honorable Mention (2007) http://www2.aiatopten.org/hpb/overview.cfm?ProjectID=431 Güleç, Onur; Sesil, Daniel , “Commanding Presence”, Civil Engineering, Vol. 75 Issue 3, p42-49, Mar2005.


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