Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library
The library is named after Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Gonzales is a Denver, Colorado native, poet, and nationally recognized leader in the civil rights movement who advocated for the education, economic and political equality of the Latino Community in Denver. He established the cultural movement “The Crusade for Justice” in 1966. The Gonzales Branch Library construction is a project of Denver’s $550 million Better Denver Bond Program.
The branch uses sustainable designs including day-lighting, reflective roofing, underfloor air distribution, energy efficient cooling systems, indoor and outdoor water-reducing strategies and equipment, and automated lighting and temperature controls. Also applied were local building materials, materials with recycled content. The projects features an underfloor air distribution system feed by rooftop units and BMS system is an Andover platform installed by Westover Controls that has been optimized.