George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum houses the 43rd President’s archives and museum, and is the home of the George W. Bush Policy Institute. The culminating feature of the library is a central lantern rising above “Freedom Hall” designed with slender structural steel shapes which allows the light within to appear to glow at night. Designed to be blast resistant, this structure is also designed to National Archives and Records Administration standards including GSA progressive collapse design guidelines.
The American-Georgian inspired, Texas limestone and red brick building is the first certified LEED Platinum Presidential Library. Walter P Moore contributed to the sustainable design by specifying up to 60% cement replacement with fly ash, Portland cement from dry kilns only, and regional materials.