National Institute of Health: National Library of Medicine

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Bethesda, MD
53,000 SF; $12 Million 
Client: HOK
Owner: National Institute of Health
Role: Cost Estimating

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinated a 6,000 member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States. The NLM project involves re-purposing the existing reading room spaces, the library’s entrance foyer, and existing exhibition space to meet current needs. The scope includes full interior renovation, addition of skylights, and full mechanical and electrical systems upgrades.