The National Sporting Library &
The Chronicle Of The Horse
The National Sporting Library is a nonprofit organization that originated in the basement of an 18th century residential house, which quickly filled the available space capacity available. With so many rare and first edition books, it was imperative to build a structure designed specifically to protect these assets. The Chronicle of the Horse shared the residential house with the National Sporting Library. The two organizations decided to each construct new facilities on the same site in order to take advantage of the shared infrastructure costs. Through negotiations with the Owner and the Contractor, APM was able to save approximately $275,000 in Value Engineering. In addition to coordinating the traditional “book section” of the Library, APM coordinated the development of an Audio Visual room and an Art Exhibit Hall. Since the new site is in the Historical District of Middleburg, gaining approval from both the Historical Review Committee and a Planning Commission was necessary. APM also had to coordinate additional permitting with the County of Loudoun. APM was able to complete the arduous permitting process successfully and expeditiously.
“I’d hate to think where we’d be without the guiding hand of your firm. . .”– Peter Winants, Director The National Sporting Library